TOP LPGA PLAYERS TAKE A FUN DAY AT PECHANGA CASINO’S COURSE
ONE DAY AFTER TOUR STOP

– Event Helps Inspire Girls To Reach Education Goals Through Golf –

TEMEVicky Hurst hi fiveCULA, Calif. – (April 8, 2014) – Coming off a nearly week-long majors stint in the Palm Springs area, many of the LPGA’s top players headed west on Monday, April 7 to play amid the Temecula Valley wine country and support a worthy cause. Nineteen pro players, along with 101 other golfers, participated in the 2nd Annual KoreAm Pro-Am, an event that hosts LPGA invited players and raises awareness for the LPGA Foundation whose mission is to empower and inspire girls and women through the game of golf, on the links at Journey at Pechanga. LPGA pros including Chella Choi, Vicky Hurst, Birdie Kim and more joined together with invited guests to take on the 7,219 yard, par-72, championship Journey at Pechanga course.

“All the help we can get on tour, it’s all so helpful,” said LPGA pro Vicky Hurst. “From one-day pro-ams throughout the year, it makes such a difference. They support us and we support them for this great cause. We appreciate all they do for us.”

As result of the tournament, $5,000.00 was donated to the LPGA Foundation. Established in 1991, the organization supports junior golf programs, scholarships and financial assistance programs for women and young ladies. The foundation has four main goals: to develop and maintain junior golf programs across the country; to develop and maintain scholarship programs for junior golfers; to maintain a financial assistance fund for those in the golf industry; and to conduct research and develop educational activities related to golf instruction. LPGA-USGA Girls Golf, one of the foundation’s programs, has established The LPGA Foundation as a leader in the golf industry in youth initiatives.

The highly anticipated KoreAM 2014 Pro-AM included the Korean superstars of ladies golf including Birdie Kim, Vicki Hurst, Charlie Wi, Jennifer Song, Chella Choi, Ilee lee, Jenny Shin, Irene Cho, Jee Young Lee, M.J. Hur, Jeong Jang, Mi Hyang Lee, Rebecca Lee-Bentham, Tiffany Joh, Mindy Kim, Hee Won Han, Christine Song, Jenny Suh and Angela Park. This elite group of 19 pro golfers challenged the golf course together with their fans or partners.

“I love meeting new people and I love how golf allows you to meet different types of people and just enjoy yourself,” said LPGA pro Rebecca Lee-Bentham about the tournament.

 

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Coachella Valley HS Girls’ Golf Team Big Week!

JRsPalm Valley Country Club members were among the first WSCGA clubs to raise funds for the WSCGA Foundation. Through their “Piece of Cake” Tournament, they have raised over $75,000 for Foundation grant and scholarships over the past ten years.

By virtue of news notoriety of the Coachella Valley High School’s Arab mascot, the Foundation reached out t their Girls Golf team Coach, Pete Zuniga, to determine whether they would need new uniforms and team bags because of the pending logo re-design. What Coach Zuniga was able to convey was a much greater need for golf clubs for his team of novice golfers who come from families without the financial means to support their golf dreams.

In a poignant letter, Coach Zuniga conveyed the challenges of girls faced which include both cultural and economic constraints. In spite of the obstacles, the team, comprised of one senior and one junior and five sophomores were able to finish in the middle of their Desert League.

Coachella Valley HS was formed in 1910 and is located East of Indio, in Thermal. The community is largely Hispanic and golf, unlike soccer, is not particularly known or popular. But the girls who have embraced the game are motivated to improve and practice hard, according to their Coach.

After sharing their story with the Palm Valley Country Club Women’s Board Members, Sandy Woods and Linda Anderson, it was determined that the WSCGA Foundation would award a $5,000 grant to the school as well as provide 10 sets of Wilson golf clubs, team golf bags and team shirts.

On April 3rd, Coach Zuniga and the Coachella Valley High School held a heartfelt program at the High School library, where both faculty and the girls team members spoke, often emotionally about how much the award and golf equipment meant to not just the girls, but to the Coachella Valley High School community. In attendance were Palm Valley CC members, Sandy Woods, Jeannie Ayers and Linda Anderson as well as the Head Golf Professional, Malia Folquet. Also in attendance was Kathy Hughes, WSCGA Foundation President and Deb Long, Assistant Executive Director of the WSCGA Foundation.

As further incentive to the team, the Foundation arranged for the team to meet Lizette Salas at Mission Hills Country Club after attending the Kraft Nabisco Champions Junior Challenge on Monday, March 31st. Upon hearing of Palm Valley’s and the WSCGA Foundation’s generous grant to the club, Lizette surprised everyone by matching the $5,000 grant to the Coachella Valley High School program. She spoke to the girls about the opportunities golf can provide and that the most importantly, they should work as hard academically and to pursue their educational goals as well.

At the conclusion of Thursday’s ceremony, most of the girls left with their new clubs, anxious to practice and to pursue their golf dreams.


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Lilia Vu Wins KNC Champions Junior Challenge

Vu KNCLilia Vu, a junior at Fountain Valley High School has punched her way into a spot to play in the LPGA’s first major of the year.

On Monday, at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, 39 junior girls competed for an opportunity to play in the Kraft Nabisco Championship. Vu shot an impressive 2-under par 70 on the Arnold Palmer course, finishing in a tie for first place which then lead to a one-hole playoff against Aliea Clark. Both players were consistent all day long but it was Vu who came out on top and won the playoff.

On Thursday, Vu will be playing inside the ropes alongside some of LPGA’s finest golfers at one of the most prestigious majors. This will be quite an honor for the young amateur.

Vu is currently the topped ranked golfer by Junior Golf Scoreboard and is looking to play for UCLA in a couple of years.

In 2012, Vu played in the CIF-WSCGA Foundation Southern California Girls Regional at The Golf Club at Rancho California. Firing a 68, she finished runner-up and qualified for the State Championship. At the State Championship, Vu shot 78 and tied for 6th place.

This is the third year for The KNC Champions Junior Challenge lead by the Southern California Golf Association Youth on Course.

Vu tees off at 1:46 PM on Thursday.

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2014 KNC Champions Junior Challenge

2014 Kraft Nabisco Championship

Champions Junior Challenge

KNC FB2For the third straight year, top California female junior golfers will be mentored by past KNC Champions for an inspirational round of golf as part of Kraft Nabisco Championship week. The KNC Champions Junior Challenge will reward the junior low amateur at the event with a sponsor’s invitation to play in the 2014 Kraft Nabisco Championship.

The juniors participating in the KNC Champions Junior Challenge, formerly known as the Legends Junior Challenge, have been chosen by a selection committee led by SCGA Youth on Course, which will also supply tournament administration support for the event. The event will be played on the Arnold Palmer Course and, for the first time in its three-year existence, including junior girls from all of California, not just the Southern region. Confirmed champions including Annika Sorenstam, Nancy Lopez, Sandra Post, Pat Bradley, Betsy King and Donna Caponi.

Last year, Angel Yin of Arcadia fired a 5-under par 67 to win the Junior Challenge at age 14. Yin went on to make the cut and finish T55 in the Kraft Nabisco Championship. Both past champions of the Junior Challenge, Alison Lee and Angel Yin, have received sponsor’s exemptions into this year’s KNC.

WHEN: Monday, March 31 at 10 a.m.

WHERE: Mission Hills Country Club, Arnold Palmer Course

WHO:

Alyaa Abdulghany – Newport Beach                        Jocelyn Chia – La Crescenta

Erin Choi – Torrance                                                   Lydia Choi – Beverly Hills

Madeline Chou – Santa Ana                                       Aliea Clark – Carlsbad

Megan Conder – Brentwood                                       Brigitte Dunne – Camarillo

Brooke Graebe – Yorba Linda                                     Jamie Harada – Costa Mesa

Muni He – Rancho Santa Fe                                       Jiyoon Jang – Rancho Mirage

Rong (Isabel) Ji – Rancho Santa Fe                          Hannah Kim – Chula Vista

Megan Kim – Redondo Beach                                    Stephanie Lau – Fullerton

Andrea Lee – Fullerton                                                Danielle Lee – La Mirada

Jessica Mangrobang – San Diego                              Divya Manthena – Moorpark

Haley Moore – Escondido                                           Katherine Muzi – Walnut

Grace Park – Cupertino                                               Ashleigh Park – Mission Viejo

Mackenzie Perez – Rancho Palos Verdes                Mackenzie Raim – Palm Desert

Robynn Ree – Redondo Beach                                   Karah Sanford – Escondido

Elizabeth Schultz – Lafayette                                      Ellen Takada – Irvine

Angella Then – Rancho Cucamonga                          Ysabel Tran – Rancho Santa Margarita

Alanda Uriell – Carlsbad                                              Kailie Vongsaga – Walnut

Lilia Vu – Fountain Valley                                           Elizabeth Wang – Fountain Valley

Patricia Wong – Walnut                                               Bethany Wu – Diamond Bar

Nancy Xu – Sunnyvale

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Juli Inkster Named 2015 U.S. Solheim Cup Team Captain

2015 Solheim Cup

All-Time U.S. Points Earner in the Solheim Cup
to lead U.S. Team in Germany

One of the most recognizable competitors in U.S. Solheim Cup history will now have the chance to bring home the Solheim Cup in a new role. Nine-time U.S. Team member Juli Inkster was officially introduced today as the captain for the 2015 U.S. Solheim Cup Team.

Inkster now works to lead the U.S. to victory at Golf Course St. Leon-Rot in Germany on Sept. 18-20, 2015. The United States has not held the Cup since winning on U.S. soil in 2009 at Rich Harvest Farms outside Chicago, Ill.

The press conference to announce Inkster as captain took place on Tuesday night during the pro-am party for the JTBC Founders Cup in Phoenix, the first domestic event on the LPGA Tour’s 2014 schedule. The room was filled with LPGA history as two of the LPGA Founders, Hall of Famers, and legends of the game such as Kathy Whitworth, the first U.S. Solheim Cup Team captain, gathered to celebrate Inkster.

“I’m so honored to be selected as the 2015 U.S. Solheim Cup Team Captain,” said Inkster. “I have been very fortunate to play for a lot of great captains. Each one had their own uniqueness but all had one common goal of representing USA and the Cup. I will do my best to uphold the honor and tradition that the previous captains have set and I am really looking forward to the opportunity to lead the U.S. Team in Germany.”

The 31-time LPGA Tour winner and seven-time major champion holds several notable Solheim Cup records including being the all-time leader in points earned by a U.S. player (18.5) and points earned in singles competition (seven).

Inkster is also the only player to be an active competitor and serve as an assistant captain during the same Solheim Cup in 2011. That year she earned the distinction of being the oldest player to compete on a Solheim Cup Team at the age of 51 years, 2 months and 30 days. Inkster boasts an impressive 15-12-7 overall record in her nine Solheim Cup appearances.

“Juli is a wonderful choice and very deserving of the opportunity to captain the 2015 United States Solheim Cup team,” said John Solheim, PING Chairman & CEO. “As a nine-time participant in the event, she has played an integral part in helping grow the Solheim Cup into the premier women’s team event in the world. Juli’s passion and joy for the game defines what the Solheim Cup is all about. She plays with a high level of skill and intensity while always demonstrating her clear love and respect for the game. I am sure she’ll employ a similar approach to her captaincy as she leads the top 12 U.S. players to the Solheim Cup in Germany next summer.”

“Over the years, the Solheim Cup has been blessed by the skill of great players and the passion and leadership of their captains,” said LPGA Commissioner Michael Whan. “Juli Inkster possesses all of these things and Team USA is so fortunate to have her at the helm as it tries to regain the Cup.  She is an ambassador for the game and has a rich history taking part in this competition.  Win or not, she will make the Solheim Cup even better by her participation.”

Inkster didn’t waste any time in naming one of her assistant captains. The LPGA and World Golf Halls of Fame member announced Tuesday night that she has chosen her longtime friend and former U.S. Solheim Cup teammate, Pat Hurst, to help lead the U.S. Team in Germany. Hurst, a six-time winner on the LPGA Tour, has competed in five Solheim Cups.

The U.S. leads Europe 8-5 all-time in Solheim Cup competition following an 18-10 loss to the Europeans in August at Colorado Golf Club in Parker, Colorado. It was the first time in Solheim Cup history that the U.S. Team suffered two straight losses in competition and was also the first loss by an American team on home soil.
“Team USA is going to work hard to bring the Cup back home,” Inkster said. “The European Team has played really well these last two times and deserved to be holding the Cup. I’m sure the U.S. players are hungry for a win and we will have to play our best to do that. I have a lot of confidence that they will be ready to compete in Germany in 2015. We will look forward to the challenge.”

2014 USGA Annual Meeting: Remarks as Prepared By USGA President Thomas J. O’Toole Jr.

New USGA President Tom O’Toole Jr. challenges golf leaders to strive for a game that is welcoming and accessible to all who wish to play at USGA Annual Meeting held February 8th at Pinehurst Village, NC.

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As an adult, with the understanding and passion to try and make a difference, my love for golf has inspired me to attempt to open up the game.

In 1991, I, with others, established the first St. Louis Metropolitan Amateur Golf Championship (now known as Metropolitan Amateur Championship), which allowed public course and private club players to compete against one another without regard to race or socio-economic background. One year later in 1992, and building upon the path that was paved by the championship, we founded the Metropolitan Amateur Golf Association,. the first association in the region to welcome public facilities as members and service all golfers without discrimination. Within its first four years, the MAGA expanded its tournament schedule to include not only men’s and women’s championships, but also championships for juniors and seniors. We grew to include 110 Member Clubs. And we elected the first African-American to serve on the MAGA Board of Directors and the first in the region to serve the game in a leadership role. Today, the Metropolitan Amateur Golf Association is one of that region’s largest state and regional golf associations, serving the golf community in mid Missouri and central Illinois.

I recount these experiences not to simply accomplishments. Rather, I reference them to underscore the much greater point that opening up the game of golf – making it more accessible and more welcoming – is not done merely for the benefit of feeling good, or fulfilling an expectation, or even just “doing the right thing.” Opening up the game of golf is good for the game; period. In other words, opening up the game to EVERYONE is good for ALL of us who play and love this game.

Opening up the game is why we were honored to join with Augusta National Golf Club and the PGA of America in 2013 to create the Drive, Chip, and Putt Championship for tens of thousands of kids across America. Just two months from now 88 young men and women will gather to Augusta National for their chance to realize a dream. Opening up the game is also why later this year we will launch qualifying for the inaugural National Four-Ball Championship for men and women, and bring to our family of exemplary national championships the format of play that is enjoyed every weekend by millions of golfers on courses across this country.

Fostering a vibrant game worldwide is why we are proud to partner with Augusta National Golf Club and The R&A to create the new Latin America Amateur Championship, with the goal of expanding interest, participation an access to the game in Central and South America, Mexico and the Caribbean. Opening up the game is also why, for the past two years, we fielded a team of young men and women who represent the finest in American junior golf to compete against youth from China in an international friendship match that has helped forge stronger ties between nations and their respective golf communities. And as a demonstration of our commitment to elevate the U.S. Women’s Open as the premier championship for women’s golf worldwide, we are proud to be expanding qualifying outside the United States for the first time ever in 2014, when we will conduct qualifiers in Great Britain, Japan, Korea and China.

This spirit of building an inclusive and more welcoming game worldwide has become pervasive across many of our core functions beyond our championships. For the past two years the Rules Department has been engaged in the development of a Basic Rules Education program that aims to demystify the complexity of the Rules of Golf and thereby make the game more accessible to beginners. Our Handicap and Course Rating SYstems are already utilized in more than 50 countries, on six continents. Nonetheless, our Handicap and Course Rating Department, along with our Executive Committee and the R&A, is pursuing an initiative to create a truly global handicap system that, if successful, will enable golfers the world over to compete fairly against one another with one unified handicap system. With the establishment of the African-American Golf History Archive, the USGA Museum is leading the way in collecting and preserving the stories and artifacts of the pioneers who envisioned and brought about a more inclusive game. I frankly cannot think of a more noble project or one that is more emblematic of our commitment to tackle inclusiveness in the game.

While all of these efforts are critically important, they are simply a start. The game has a significant legacy of exclusion and elitism that we must collectively work to overcome. We must take responsibility for our own shortcomings as an organization, both past and present, but we must not be limited by who we have been. The opportunity – no the obligation – exists fur us to make a difference, and we must embrace and seize each and every chance for us to do so.

It is for this reason that the USGA will commit significant resources and energy in 2014 toward the creation of a comprehensive strategy for the Association to help open up the game to audiences that have historically been under served by our industry. We are formulating a task force comprising Executive Committee and staff leaders, thought-leaders from across the golf industry, and thought-leaders from beyond golf, to identify and prioritize the best opportunities for opening up the game and enabling greater participation by minorities, women, juniors and golfers with disabilities. We applaud the efforts of so many groups who have committed their energy and talents to these same audiences; and we do not seek simply to supersede their efforts with an abundance of new programs or initiatives. Rather, it is our goal to identify the best practices and most impactful programs against which we can leverage our considerable collective resources and influence to build a more welcoming environment.

For us to succeed in providing meaningful leadership for the game our mindset must be inclusive; and we must allow this mindset to influence the way that we conduct our business; the way we engage with our constituents; and the way that we build strong, impactful relationships throughout the game. We are better when we are united; we are stronger when we uphold the best interests of all our diverse constituents. This is how I intend to lead our organization, and I ask each of us – I challenge each of us – to identify opportunities to demonstrate this same spirit in not just our words… but more importantly in our actions.

This is an exciting time for the USGA. Our organization is strong – in fact, it is stronger that it has ever been in our history. We must leverage the strengths of our considerable assets to further our strategic agenda. That agenda, as I have stated here tonight, and reiterate again, comprises three central strategies: a) to improve continuously our world-class championships; b) to provide, together with the R&A, a clear and strong governance for the game worldwide; and c) to enhance services to support the game by making the game faster to play, more affordable, while opening the game to new audiences. And for anyone who is wondering… this is where we will dedicate our resources.

Click here to view a short video of O’Toole speaking at the 2014 Annual Meeting: USGA President Thomas O’Toole Speech

Congratulations to the 2013 City Team Play Champions!

The 2013 WSCGA City Team Play Champions were recently presented with their plaques. Coto de Caza Golf and Racquet Club won the Gross Championship and Sierra La Verne Country Club won the Net Championship. On behalf of the WSCGA Board of Directors and Staff, congratulations to both clubs!

Congratulations to the 2013 City Team Play Net Champions, Sierra La Verne Country Club. WSCGA Team Play began in 1927 and this is a first-time-ever win for Sierra La Verne!

The 2013 City Team Play Net Champions, Sierra La Verne Country Club. This is a first-time-ever win for Sierra La Verne!

Congratulations to the 2013 City Team Gross Champions, Coto de Caza Golf and Racquet Club. This is the second year in a row (and the second time in their history) that Coto de Caza has won the Championship.

The 2013 City Team Gross Champions, Coto de Caza Golf and Racquet Club. This is the second year in a row and the second time in their history that Coto de Caza has won the Championship.

Disc Golf

On a recent vacation to Incline Village,  Lori Baker, a USGA Boatwright Intern serving in the Handicap Department at the WSCGA office, had an opportunity to experience disc golf.

So what, pray tell, is disc golf? Disc golf is a flying disc game, as well as a precision and accuracy sport, in which individual players throw a flying disc at a target.

According to the Professional Disc Golf Association, founded in 1975 by ” Steady Ed” Headrick to officiate the standard rules of play, “The object of the game is to traverse a course from beginning to end in the fewest number of throws of the disc”.

The early history of disc golf is closely tied to the history of the recreational flying disc (especially as popularized by the trademarked Frisbee) and may have been invented in the early 1900s. The true pioneer of the sport of Frisbee Golf is Kevin Donnelly, who, while a Recreation Leader and then Recreation Supervisor for the City of Newport Beach, California, formulated and then began organizing Frisbee golf tournaments at nine of the city’s playgrounds he supervised. This culminated in 1965 with a fully documented, Wham-O sponsored, city-wide Frisbee Golf tournament. In 1967, two years after conducting the first-ever organized Frisbee Golf Tournament, Kevin, then the Coordinator of the Parks and Recreation Section at Fresno State College, California, organized and then taught the first ever college level Frisbee Golf activity course, in which George Sappenfield was registered.

In 1965, George Sappenfield, from Fresno California, was a recreation counselor during summer break from college. While playing golf one afternoon he realized that it might be fun for the kids on his playground if they played “golf” with frisbees. He set up an object course for his kids to play on. Other early courses were also of this type, using anything from lamp poles to fire hydrants as targets. When he finished college in 1968, Sappenfield became the Parks and Recreation Supervisor for Conejo Recreation and Park District in Thousand Oaks, California. George introduced the game to many adults by planning a disc golf tournament as part of a recreation project. He contacted Wham-O Manufacturing and asked them for help with the event. Wham-O supplied frisbees for throwing, and hula hoops for use as targets. However, it would not be until the early 1970s that courses began to crop up in various places in the Midwest and the East Coast (some perhaps through Sappenfield’s promotion efforts, others probably independently envisioned). Some of Sappenfield’s acquaintances are known to have brought the game to UC Berkeley. It quickly became popular on campus, with a permanent course laid out in 1970.

“Steady Ed” Headrick began thinking about the sport during his time at Wham-O toys. Headrick, who is now regarded as the “Father of Disc Golf”, designed and installed the first standardized target course in what was then known as Oak Grove Park in La Cañada Flintridge, California. (Today the park is known as Hahamongna Watershed Park). Headrick coined and trademarked the term “Disc Golf” when formalizing the sport and patented the Disc Pole Hole, the first disc golf target to incorporate chains and a basket on a pole. He started designing the target because he was tired of arguing over what counted as a scoring disc with his friends.

The number of disc golf courses doubled in the 8 years from 2000 to 2008, and the game is now played in about 40 countries around the world.

While the roots of the game are very casual and laid back, the newest generation of players is taking course design as well as the other elements of the game to a new level. Though early on targets were trees or fence posts in the woods, now courses are being cut out and under-utilized parts of parks, schools, and private land are being used to make some of the most challenging and strategic courses around. All courses share the same basic elements; targets, tee pads, signage, topography, and most important, safety.

The golf discs used today are much smaller and heavier than traditional flying discs, typically about 8 or 9 inches in diameter and weighing between 90 and 180 grams. The PDGA prohibits any disc to be heavier than 200 grams. Discs used for disc golf are designed and shaped for control, speed. There is a wide variety of discs used in disc golf and they are generally divided into three categories: putters, all-purpose mid-range discs, and drivers.

While there are more male than female players, the Women’s Disc Golf Association exists to encourage female players and arrange women’s tournaments. A PDGA survey states that out of its 11,302 members in 2006, 8% are female, or about 900. In PDGA competition, women have the option to play in gender-protected divisions. The women’s field has in fact grown rapidly in the past 5 years, as many Women’s Only tournaments grow in popularity around the world. There are many sites with tips to help encourage more women to play, including Innova Disc Golf.

Several companies have started programs to help attract women to the sport. DiscGolf4Women.com; the “Go-to site for Women’s Disc Golf” and their associated Facebook group has dramatically increased the communication between women disc golfers. The PDGA Women’s Committee is “Dedicated to Attract, Encourage, and Retain Female Participation in Organized Disc Golf Events”. The PDGA Women’s Committee set historical records on May 12, 2012 by running the Inaugural Women’s Global Event that attracted 636 female players in 24 states and 4 countries. The Women’s Global Event will become a bi-annual event returning in 2014 with hopes of setting the bar even higher in the number of participants.

There are also Disc golf companies such as Disc-Diva, that have started up with a primary, though not exclusive, focus on women in the sport, promoting accessories geared towards women and using catch phrases like, “You wish you threw like a girl.” Sassy Pants is another group that focuses on getting more involvement from women in the sport, advocating for sponsorship of women to enter tournaments.

Women’s disc golf teams are even involved in the National Collegiate Disc Golf Championship, and the Mississippi State Women’s Team were the very first champions.

For more information about disc golf, the rules of disc golf and disc golf courses visit these websites:
http://inclinerecreation.com/outdoor_recreation/disc_golf
http://www.pdga.com/
http://www.discgolf.com/
http://www.pdga.com/course_directory/zipcode?page=0&filter0=91773

Or, for a more personal touch, give Lori a call in the WSCGA office at 909-592-1281 x200.

A disc resting in the basket

A disc resting in the basket (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Europe Wins for the First Time on US Soil

Solheim Cup Winner: Team Europe

For the first time on US Soil and in the history of the Solheim Cup, a European Team has captured the cup on American soil. To capture a 1-up victory over Michelle Wie, Sweden’s Caroline Hedwall sank a 4-foot biridie putt on the 18th hole at Colorado Golf Club.

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WSCGA President, Louise Wright; LPGA legend, Kathy Whitworth; and WSCGA Foundation Trustee, Joanne Farmer,

pose for a photo at the Solheim Cup.

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2013 WGAC North – South State Team Championship

South Wins

Congratulations to the south team for bringing the trophy back home to Southern California!

Congratulations to the South Team for winning the 2013 North-South State Team Championship 6.5 to 5.5! The event was hosted by the Women’s Golf Association of Northern California and the Women’s Southern California Golf Association and was held at Santa Maria Country Club on Sunday, July 21. Representing the South were: Joan Higgins, Glendora Country Club; Kathy Kurata, Friendly Hills Country Club; Louella Kanew, El Cabellero Country Club; Danna King, Coto de Caza Golf and Racquet Club; MaryKay Zordani, Tamarisk Country Club; and Leslie Wilk, Las Posas Country Club. Cathy Lonegan of Las Posas Country Club was the alternate and Team Captain. See pictures on Shutterfly and on the WSCGA Facebook page.