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2024 Augusta National Women’s Amateur Trophy: History, Significance and Legacy Explored

Published 04/01/2024, 8:30 AM EDT

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The Augusta National Women’s Amateur will start in only three days! And excitement for one of the biggest women’s amateur events is undoubtedly off the charts. The 72-player field has been decided, with former winners Anna Davis (2022), and Tsubasa Kajitani (2021) returning to enjoy Magnolia Lane.

The event is scheduled to start on April 3rd and end on April 6th. Though a champion will be crowned, the ANWA does not offer any prize purse for the winner. However, there is a prestigious trophy the player can take home, which will notably enhance their accolade shelf.

How was the Augusta National Women’s Amateur trophy made? 

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The trophy for the Augusta National Women’s Amateur was introduced in the inaugural season in March. The inaugural ceremony for the silverware was done by the LPGA Tour Hall of Famer, Nancy Lopez, with that year’s participants, Maria Fassi and Sierra Brooks. The cup was made in collaboration with the jewelry masters at Tiffany & Co.

The upper part of the trophy, the bowl, and the neck are made up of a mixture of spun sterling silver with 24k yellow gold vermeil. From Tea Olive from East Asia to Holly at the 18th hole. The silver cup has beautiful designs of all the flowers in a ring that each hole at Augusta National represents.

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Additionally, the cup stands on a base carved out of the Magnolia wood, which signifies the hardest hole 5, and the Magnolia Lane that leads up to the Augusta National Club House. The cup has been intricately made to represent everything it stands for, with the event’s name taking place in the middle of the cup.

This year as well, the trophy will be awarded to the champion and it will sit on a bouquet of white roses, white calla lilies, a few chrysanthemums, and other flowers until the winner is announced. With the trophy, the winner of ANWA will be lauded with privileges that will give a definite boost to their golfing career.

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What does the winner of ANWA receive except the trophy? 

The winner of the Augusta National Women’s Amateur, while getting the attention of the golf world, also receives a five-year exemption for the event, given that she wouldn’t turn professional. Moreover, to make the path to becoming a better professional, the winner will be rewarded with an exemption into all the major events of women’s professional golf in the current year.

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The four major events are the 2024 Chevron Championship, the 2024 Evian Championship, the 2024 Women’s Open, and the 2024 U.S. Women’s Open. Furthermore, the victor will be eligible for all the USGA, R&A, and PGA of America amateur events for one year. Who will claim the illustrious trophy and benefits at the Augusta National Women’s Amateur? Stay tuned to find out!

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Khambe Huda Imran

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Huda Khambe is a Golf Writer for EssentiallySports. Growing up watching Tiger Woods and Annika Sorenstam bag one major after the other, Huda Khambe set herself on a path to becoming a sports writer early on. With a year of prior experience in writing, Huda now brings the greens to life with her unique insights on her favorite storylines, such as Jack Nicklaus's record rivalry with Tiger Woods and its impact on both stars.
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