Cherry Hills to host 2009 Palmer Cup

January 26, 2009

__ORLANDO--__With the Palmer Cup scheduled to be held in the United States in 2009, it fitting will come to Cherry Hills CC outside Denver, site of Arnold Palmer's famous U.S. Open victory in almost 49 years ago.


Cherry Hills CC pro emeritus Clayton Cole and head professional John Ogden told the audience at the Golf Coaches Association of America's annual awards banquet Monday night that the club was excited to host the event June 3-5 and test the course, which is in the final stage of a renovation that stretches it by 400 yards--to approximately 7,600 yards--and returns the bunkering to the original design of architect William Flynn.

Washington's__Matt Thurmond__ will coach the U.S. team is it tries to win back the cup after Europe's 14-10 victory last year at Scotland's Glasgow GC. The U.S. holds a 6-5-1 overall lead in the annual competition.