Ansley Golf Club is particularly proud to be hosting the 2012 Georgia Amateur Championship in our Centennial year. Ansley was founded in 1912 in Atlanta's Ansley Park neighborhood, where members enjoy a classic 9-hole course with a unique urban setting and stunning views of the Midtown skyline.
Our Settindown course was built in 1988, designed by celebrated golf architect, and Ansley member, Bob Cupp. Over the years, Settindown has earned a reputation as a demanding, yet fair, test of golf. Settindown has played host to many state, regional and national tournaments, including GSGA, USGA, NCAA, PGA and PGA Tour sanctioned events. Ansley Golf Club embraces championship golf, and Settindown has identified an impressive Champion in practically every event it has hosted.
Take a look at the winners from the five most significant championships played at Settindown.
1995 Nike Tour Championship
Champion: Allen Doyle
Allen Doyle went on to become a rookie on the PGA Tour in his late 40s before moving on to The Champions Tour, where he has won four majors, including back-to-back U.S. Senior Open titles in 2005 - 2006.
1996 Nike Tour Championship
Champion: Stewart Cink
Stewart Cink has enjoyed a stellar career on the PGA Tour, with six victories, five Ryder Cup appearances and, of course, winning The Claret Jug at the 2009 British Open.
2003 Georgia Open
Champion: Justin Bolli
Justin Bolli moved on to The Web.com Tour in 2004 (formerly Nationwide Tour), where he has won three times over the last eight years.
2005 U.S. Women's Amateur
Champion: Morgan Pressel
Morgan Pressell turned professional after her victory at Settindown, and has five worldwide wins, including a major championship at the 2007 Nabisco. She has played on three Solheim Cup teams, including the 2011 team captained by longtime Ansley member Rosie Jones.
2007 Georgia Amateur Championship
Champion: Harris English
Harris English was an incoming freshman when he won The Georgia Am title, and he went on to a remarkable four-year career at The University of Georgia, earning All-SEC and All-American honors and ending his amateur career as member of the 2011 Walker Cup Team. He won as an amateur on The Nationwide Tour in 2011, and turned pro after the Walker Cup. He then successfully qualified for the PGA Tour through Q-School and is now in the midst of a successful rookie season.
A wonderful story is waiting to be told again this week, and the glory of golf will certainly be on display for players and fans to enjoy. There will be highs and lows, exhilaration, drama and heartbreak, but for just one single player, there will be...victory.
Welcome to the 2012 Georgia Amateur Championship!