The CP Canadian Women’s Open starts in a week. This year’s national women’s championship is held at the Wascana Country Club in Regina, Saskatchewan. I have never played this particular course, but play several others in Saskatchewan. If the venue and field strength matches years past, it will be an exciting four days of golf.
Of course, many hopes are placed on Canada’s top golfer, Brooke Henderson, but she is just one of 14 Canadians who will representing my home country. The field at the open has set and as in years past, will be very strong. The top players in the world will vie for this prestigious win including 3-time winner Lydia Ko. Joining her will be:
So Yeong Ryu, who won the inaugural CP Women’s Open in 2014, will also be competing at Wascana. Ryu, Jutanugarn, Park and Ko are among 10 past champions competing this year along with Brittany Lincicome (2011), Michelle Wie (2010), Katherine Kirk (2008), Cristie Kerr (2006), Laura Davies (1996) and Juli Inkster (1984).
Jutanugarn (No. 1) and Henderson (No. 5) join seven other top-10 players on the LPGA Tour Official Money List who are confirmed to compete in Regina later this summer. Other top-10 commitments include Moriya Jutanugarn (No. 3), Minjee Lee (No. 4), Hyo Joo Kim (No. 6), Jessica Korda (No. 8), Pernilla Lindberg (No. 9) and Eun-Hee Ji (No. 10). (From – CP Canadian Women’s Open)
The Wascana Country Club is blessed with a beautiful and unique natural setting stretched along the winding shoreline of the Wascana Creek. The vast open landscape of water and wetland reeds create a striking backdrop of contrasting of colors and textures to the emerald green fairways and greens on the golf course, providing an attractive and distinct identity in Canadian golf.
The lush par 72 “Wetlands” course plays to 6991 yards from the Championship tees and is spread over some 170 acres. There are multiple tee areas to accommodate all levels of play. The Wascana has 20 playable holes to allow for 18 holes to remain in play during any periods of maintenance or renovation work. (Wascana Golf and Country Club)
The CP Canadian Women’s Open provides four days of exciting golf. I can tell you from personal experience that the wind will have a tremendous impact on the play. Located in the heart of the Prairies, there is very little protection from the wind if it decides to blow. Living in the Prairies for five years, it is possible that they will see wind, rain, and as mud storm all within an hour. The good thing about the Prairies is that you can watch the inclement weather for hours before it arrives.
A mud storm you my ask, well yes a mud storm. While living in Moose Jaw, the wind picked up before the rain arrived. Due to the dry temperatures, the wind picked up all kinds of dust and dirt. When the rain arrived, that dirt turned to mud as it returned to the earth. I am not kidding, it actually rained mud. So, as the CP Canadian Women’s Open unfolds, let’s hope that they do not experience that weather anomaly.
In a week, the top players in the world will descend on Regina, Saskatchewan. I know I will be watching, will you?
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!