Sarah Floyd of Silver Lakes Country Club died on Tuesday, January 11, 2011 after a lengthy illness.
Sarah’s contributions to amateur golf in Southern California are legendary. Over the past 40 years she enjoyed golf memberships at Braemar Country Club, Golden Hills, Oak Tree Country Club, Horse Thief and Silver Lakes Country Club.
Sarah served as President of the Western American Golf Association (WAGA) from 1985-1986 and was on the WAGA Board of Directors from 1983-1991. She was also on the USGA Women’s Amateur Public Links Committee for 15 years. Not only was Sarah well versed in the Rules of Golf, she also served as a Rating Captain for WAGA.
Both the SCGA and WSCGA recognized Sarah for her dedication and contributions to the game of golf by awarding her their respective Distinguished Service Awards. To date, Sarah is also the only woman to receive the SCGA’s Lynn Smith Award “in recognition of outstanding contribution and service to amateur golf in Southern California.”
In addition to awarding Sarah its Distinguished Service Award in 2005, WSCGA named the trophy awarded at the Division II Senior Championship the “Sarah Floyd Perpetual Trophy” in her honor.
Sarah was born in West Virginia and graduated from Muskingum College in Ohio where she earned her B.A. in Physical Education. She loved golf, was an avid skier and fisherman and traveled extensively with her husband, Bob.
Sarah Floyd will be greatly missed by the golf community, and her many contributions to amateur golf in Southern California will not be forgotten.
Services will be held at 12:30 p.m. January 23, 2011, at the Silver Lakes clubhouse in Helendale, California. Sarah is survived by her husband, Robert, their three daughters and six grandchildren.