Franklin, Tenn. (August 4, 2021) – Kim Williams, LPGA Golf Instructor at Westhaven Golf Club in Franklin, Tennessee, tied for seventh at this past weekend’s U.S. Senior Women’s Open held at Brooklawn Country Club in Fairfield, Connecticut. The 2021 U.S. Senior Women’s Open Championship was won by World Golf Hall of Fame member Annika Sorenstam at 12-under par (276), with Williams finishing at 2-over par (290).
“I was delighted to be reminded of the excitement of playing in a USGA event, having had the privilege of competing in over 15 U.S. Women’s Opens as both an amateur and professional,” said Williams. “Most of all, it was extremely gratifying to receive the support and good wishes from the wonderful members of Westhaven Golf Club. I am looking forward to sharing my experiences at the U.S. Senior Women’s Open with my many friends and supporters at Westhaven.”
Williams, 58, shot even par 72 in the first, second and fourth rounds and a 2-over 74 during the third round. During Sunday’s final round Williams had three straight birdies on 16, 17 and 18 to jump into the top 10. With her strong finish Williams is now exempt for the 2022 U.S. Senior Women’s Open at NCR Country Club in Kettering, Ohio. A total of 120 female professional or amateur golfers, age 50 and above, competed in the 2021 Championship.
Williams has been the LPGA Golf Instructor at Westhaven Golf Club’s Golf Performance Center since 2019. She joined the LPGA Tour in 1987 and competed regularly on the professional tour through 2012. Prior to arriving at Westhaven Golf Club Williams taught at the GolfDC Academy in Washington, D.C. and GOLFTEC in Brentwood, Tenn.
“Everyone at the club could not be prouder of what Kim has accomplished,” said Westhaven Golf Club General Manager Mark Lammi, PGA Master Professional. “She is so dedicated to helping our members improve every day, and the fact that she was able to go back out and compete at such a high level is a testament to her incredible work ethic.”
Located just south of Nashville in Franklin, Westhaven Golf Club is professionally managed by Troon Privé, the private club operating division of Troon. Westhaven Golf Club opened in 2009 and is currently undergoing an extensive renovation that includes the re-design of 11 green complexes and a conversion of all putting greens to TifEagle Bermudagrass. The Club is located adjacent to the Westhaven master-planned community, developed by Southern Land Company The core-golf design blends seamlessly with the surrounding hills and ridgelines of western Williamson County earning the club national recognition for outstanding design from both GolfWeek and Golf Digest.
The Golf Performance Center at Westhaven is open to the public for fittings and instruction. The state-of-the-art facility provides members and guests the opportunity to practice year-round with indoor and outdoor facilities. With four bays – two for instruction (equipped with TrackMan technology), one for the Master Clubfitter, and the fourth for the area’s only PXG Fitting Studio – the facility is the largest of its kind in the Nashville area.
For more information on Westhaven Golf Club, visit www.golfwesthaven.com or call (615) 224-2990.
Southern Land Company, the developer of Westhaven, creates unique communities, considering the best use of the land and what consumers and neighbors want. Offering a fully integrated platform, the Southern Land Company team includes best-in-class developers, architects, builders, marketers, and community liaisons. Westhaven is built on the principals of Traditional Neighborhood Design and showcases community living at its finest, including a mixture of single-family homes, townhomes, villas, and condominiums. At completion the community will be home to more than 3,500 families in the quaint town of Franklin, Tenn., just south of Nashville. For more information, visit www.westhavenTN.com or contact Westhaven Realty at 615-599-1764.
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