Golf Tournament Tees Off in Tuscaloosa Oct. 29

28 Oct, 2013

Women from all over the South will travel to Tuscaloosa next week for The Women’s Southern Golf Association’s Senior Championship. Ol’ Colony Golf Complex will host approximately 125 women for the tournament that will tee off October 29.

Susan West, CEO of the Tuscaloosa Tourism and Sports Commission and WSGA state representative, will serve as the chairperson for the event. This is the first time that the WSGA has hosted the championship tournament on a public course, so it seems fitting for it to take place in the city of champions.

 “The participants will come from 13 states and seven former champions will be playing, so this will be a great opportunity to showcase the great assets and warm hospitality of our city,” said West.

The University of Alabama’s men’s and women’s golf teams both use Ol’ Colony as their practice course and won national championships in 2013, proving that the course is championship quality. After renovations this summer, Ol’ Colony now meets PGA course standards, which include all the qualities the WSGA looks for in a tournament course.

“TTSC is thrilled to be involved in such a prestigious event that fits perfectly with our mission of positioning Tuscaloosa as a premiere destination for events that will drive economic impact to our community,” said West.

The practice round of the tournament is on Monday, October 28, and the tournament opens at 8 a.m. Tuesday-Thursday and will last all day. The champion will be crowned immediately following play on Thursday. The public is invited to attend the tournament at no charge.

For more information, contact Brandt Garrison, Manger for Communications and Public Relations for the TTSC, at 205.391.9200 or

Tuscaloosa Tourism and Sports Commission (TTSC) mission is to increase economic impact to the City of Tuscaloosa by positioning Tuscaloosa as a destination for our targeted markets including sporting events, meetings, reunions, and leisure tourism.  This generates lodging, dining, shopping, and entertainment revenue for the City. To learn more, go to


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