Amateur Golf Podcast: Team USA Walker Cup member Stewart Hagestad
28 Aug 2023
by Sean Melia of AmateurGolf.com
see also: Stewart Hagestad Rankings
Stewart Hagestad (USGA)
Stewart Hagestad is one of the most decorated amateurs of this generation. He's competed in dozens of USGA events and has won 2 U.S. Mid-Amateur championships (2016 and 2021). He's also competed in six professional majors. His best finish was a T36 in the 2017 Masters, where he earned low amateur honors.
The 32-year-old from Newport Beach, California will compete in his fourth straight Walker Cup, an incredible achievement that puts him into the same category as Bobby Jones, Francis Ouimet, and Jay Sigel as players who have competed in that many Walker Cups. It's likely, given the youth of the team, that Hagestad might be one of the last to record such a resume in the team event.
During this podcast, Hagestad discusses what it means to play in the Walker Cup, his excitement to compete at St. Andrews, how he manages life and work and golf, what courses he's enjoyed playing that might not be on everyone's radar, and much more.