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Will be held in Rome, Georgia at Coosa Country Club June 28-30, 2021
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Will be held at our annual location:
April 26 - 27, 2021
January 12, 2021
Dear GWGA members,
It is an honor to serve as your President. On behalf of the 2021 Board of Directors, thank you for your continued support through your participation in our tournaments and support of our grant program.
Congratulations to the 2020 Georgia Women’s Amateur Champion, Sara Im, of Duluth. Sara defeated Thienna Huynh of Lilburn on the seventh hole in a thrilling play-off to win The Championship at The Oakridge Course at The Landings Club in Savannah.
We also wish to congratulate our winners from the 2020 Four Ball. Betsy Butler and Farah Reynolds were our overall winners with a net score of 131. Gross Division winners were Diane Chancellor and Kathy Hudson with a score of 138.
Also in 2020, we were honored to award grants to six schools. Carrollton High, Fannin County High, Grady High, Lambert High, Veterans High and Woodward Academy. It was such a privilege to visit these schools and present our grants to these young ladies and their coaches. They were very appreciative for the financial support for their programs. We would like to thank everyone, including all the LGA’s that participated in the LGA Challenge, for your donations. Together, we are doing great things for girl’s golf in our state.
Our annual Four Ball Tournament will be held at Jekyll Island Golf Club April 26 & 27, 2021. Registration will open March 1. After taking into consideration the USGA women’s handicap averages, the current slope/rating of the Jekyll courses, the new World Handicap System and feedback from our members, we have decided to make the following changes to this year’s Four Ball:
1. The maximum allowed handicap index will change from 23.2 to 30.0 (the 95% of the handicap allowance will remain)
2. We have expanded gross awards to the top three finishers
3. Players must have posted five (5) 18-hole scores in the past 12 months.
The Georgia Women’s Amateur Championship will be held June 28, 29, and 30, 2021, at Coosa Country Club in Rome.
We wish to thank our 2020 retiring Chair of the Board and Past President-JoAnn Setliffe, 2nd Vice President JoAnn Timm, and Board member-Betsy Butler for their years of dedicated service to GWGA.
We welcome to our 2021 Board: Nancy Early, Savannah, who will serve as 2nd Vice President, Beth Turner, Sandersville, who will serve as Recording Secretary and Darla Stahl, St. Simons, who will serve as Fundraising Chair.
Thank you for being a GWGA member and supporter. We look forward to a great golf year in 2021.
Photo left to right back row: JoAnn Setliffe, Karen Sagon, Karen Sellick, Betsy Butler, Brenda Evan, Patty Martin, Mary Woodfin and Jackie Elliott. Front Row left to right: Pam Mithchell, Tracy Lindsey, Mairia Johnson, President Sissi Gann, VP Lisa Murdock, JoAnn Timm, and Jo Higgins
The mission of the GWGA is to encourage excellence and promote the game of golf through organized play among the female residents of the State of Georgia.
Activities to support the mission:
P - 1. Promote annual tournaments
E - 2. Encourage membership and participation; and,
P - 3. Provide grants to selected female golf programs.
Congratulations Belinda Marsh!
Thank you Belinda for all the years of service to women's golf and GWGA.
Members may contribute to the Grant Programs which support Girls' Golf Programs in Middle Schools, High Schools, and Colleges throughout the State!
Click on our Grant Program page for more details.