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The United States Golf Association announced
this week that past USGA President Jim Hyler and
past USGA Women's Committee Chairman Mar-
tha Lang will serve as USA captains for the World
Amateur Team Championships. The events will be
played Sept. 3-6 (women) and Sept. 10-13 (men) at
Karuizawa 72 Golf East in Karuizawa, Japan.
"Jim and Martha have ably served the USGA for
many years, and we are very happy to have them
as World Amateur Team captains," said Daniel B.
Burton, USGA vice president and chairman of the
"The World Amateur Team Championships are
an opportunity for players around the world to join
together in celebration of this game we love. I am
sure that Jim, Martha and the players named to the
teams will represent both the United States and the
USGA with the utmost respect and sportsmanship."
I've written about Lang many times. She is a
highly decorated amateur golfer who joined the
USGA Women's Committee in 1999 and served as
chairman in 2011-12. She won the 1988 U.S. Wom-
en's Mid-Amateur Championship at Amelia Island
(Fla.) Plantation and was the championship runner-
up in 1991. Lang played on the 1992 USA Curtis Cup
Team and served as its captain in 1996. She has won
state titles in Alabama, Louisiana and Texas, most
recently last year's Alabama Women's State Senior
"I am truly excited to have been named captain
of the USA women's team," said Lang. "Having the
Birmingham's Martha Lang to captain U.S.
team in World Amateur Team Championship
opportunity to be
the captain of the
three top Ameri-
they compete in
Japan this Septem-
ber is a huge thrill.
Participating in the
the United States
and the USGA will
be an experience of
a lifetime for all of
The World Ama-
teur Team Champi-
onship was founded
in 1958, and the
began in 1964. The
was founded in
1958 to encourage
development of golf
Martha Lang oœ ciates at a USGA
national championship (photo
credit: USGA/John Mummert)
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