May 1, 2020
Dear GWGA Members:
Just an update on our State Amateur. As of now, we plan to hold it as planned on July 19-21. We will continue to monitor all available guidance and regulations from the CDC along with other Federal, State and Local Authorities, as well as The Landings Club to do what is in the best interest of those involved with this Tournament.
We will post updates to our members as we have them. Thanks for your patience and continue to stay safe.
GWGA Board of Directors
Like everyone else we are monitoring reports and recommendations from Government Agencies as to the Coronavirus Pandemic currently plaguing our nation. In that regard, we have decided to be proactive and skip over all this madness and reschedule our Jekyll 4-Ball to September 28-29. The practice round would be on Sunday, September 27 and you can choose Indian Mounds all day or Pine Lakes in the afternoon. Hopefully all of you that have signed up for our April 4-Ball would be able to play in September. It goes without saying that if you were signed up for April and can’t play in September, you would receive a full refund.
We are in the process of contacting our host hotels and feel sure they will give us the same rates as they did before. I spoke with the Westin representative and if you had a reservation there, they have already cancelled it and you will need to make a new one. She asked that you wait until next week to do that. I also spoke with Home 2 and they are giving us the same rate. You will need to change your reservation there. Waiting to hear back from the Holiday Inn and Hampton.
In the next few weeks we will post all the details here on our website but wanted to go ahead and give you a heads up about the new date so you could make your plans accordingly.
Someone said that “trying times bring out the best in people”. Well, maybe it will bring out the best in our golf game as well. I certainly could use a good score or two, especially with this New World Handicap System!
In the meantime, “STAY CALM AND WASH YOUR HANDS!”
2019 Georgia Women's Amateur Champion
Review the calendar of women's and girls' golf events on the GWGA Calendar!
A printable monthly calendar is available for your review.
Also, if you have league events to record, we will add to the calendar.
Will be held in Savannah at the Landings Club (Oak Ridge Course)
July 19-21, 2020
Watch for updates!
Will be held at our annual location:
September 28-29, 2020
2020 Grant Applications will open later in the year. Available to applicants of Girls' and Women's Golf Programs!
Watch for future details!
Support your statewide golf programs by making a tax-deductible Grant donation!
Seeking business and corporate sponsorships to support the Georgia Women's Amateur Championship and Girls' and Women's Golf Programs around the State!
We have set a goal of $6,000. This goal will allow our organization to aid more schools than we ever have so that they can encourage female golfers around the state.
Thanks so much for all the donations received for the 2019-2020 Grant Program. We are so excited to announce that we have reached our goal for this season. These funds will primarily go to school programs all around the state. GWGA is honored to promote girl's and/or women's golf programs. These funds may be used for equipment, team/group uniforms, team/group entry fees, and teaching aids. Thanks again for your support and we can continue to accept donations at any time.
Photo: Betsy Butler, JoAnn Setliffe, Janet Norris, Sissi Gann, Tracy Lindsey, Gina Franklin, Maria Johnson, Mary Woodfin, Pam Mitchell, Phyllis Cox, Terri Breyman, Jo Higgins (not pictured: JoAnn Timm, Nina Fanning)
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!
Schools should submit Grant Applications by June 15.