The Equality State of Wyoming – sometimes called the Cowboy State – is situated in the north west of the United States with a population of just over half a million people spread out around its 23 counties. The Eastern Rocky Mountains occupy the western two thirds of Wyoming with the High Plains prairie covering the remainder of the state. Much of Yellowstone National Park lies within Wyoming, attracting over three million visitors annually.
The Wyoming State Golf Association was formed in 1923 and both the Men’s and Women’s State Championships date back to then. The WSGA oversaw USGA Amateur Public Links Qualifying when that national compeitition used to be held and nowadays it organizes an annual state Matchplay Championship, Junior Amateur Championship and Senior Amateur Championship.
Despite the unveiling near Jackson of new millennium designs from architectural heavyweights like Tom Fazio (Shooting Star) and Rees Jones (3 Creek Ranch), Dick Bailey’s 27-hole golf complex further north east at Powder Horn in Sheridan is still viewed as one of the best courses that Wyoming has to offer.
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