2014 Women’s Southern Golf Association Senior Championship
Riverhill Country Club
October 6-8, 2014
Practice Round Sunday, October 5, 2014
Registration 8:00 am to 2:00 pm October 5, 2014
Registration open through September 19th, 5 pm CDT
Some of the club personnel have changed since this video was made in 2012. But, the history and beauty of the site is timeless and will help players find a way to the Texas Hill Country for our Senior Tournament.
Enjoy the uniqueness of the Texas Hill Country on a traditional golf course designed by Golf Legend, Byron Nelson and award winning golf course architect, Joe Finger. See pictures of the three-story clubhouse at www.riverhillcc.com as well as information on this premier private club and its golf course.
2015 WSGA Amateur Championship and (new) Mid Amateur Championship
June 1-5 , 2015
Sara Bay Country Club, Sarasota, FL
Sara Bay Country Club in Sarasota, Florida and its 1925 Donald Ross design course will be the backdrop for the 100th playing of the WSGA Amateur. This traditional historic club will host the 1st playing of the WSGA Mid Amateur Championship. For more information on this addition to the WSGA check the News Flash following. Also, check the link to the Sara Bay C.C.’s website for more information on our prestigious site. Sara Bay Country Club
SPECIAL NEWS FLASH
MID-AMATEUR DIVISION ADDED TO THE AMATEUR
The Directors of the Women’s Southern Golf Association are excited to announce the addition of a Mid-Amateur Division to its Amateur. This Mid-Amateur Division will be a true “Championship” played concurrently with the Amateur Championship.
WSGA President Linda Carter felt the 100th playing of the Southern Amateur in 2015 was the perfect time to unveil this new division. WSGA history has many Mid-Amateurs who have won the Southern title. This addition will not prohibit the players age 25 and over from entering the Amateur Division; they will have a choice of which division to compete. However, all players under the age of 25 must compete in the Amateur Division. Yardages for the Mid-Amateur Division are proposed to be set between 5,600 – 5,800 yards while the Amateur yardages will be comparable to collegiate yardages. The combined fields will be set at 96 players with 48 in each division.
The founders of the Women’s Southern Golf Association in 1911 wanted to give women of the South a place to showcase their competitive golf skills. The WSGA believes this tradition of elite competitive golf will continue with the new Mid-Amateur Championship created for women golfers who prefer a shorter course setup.
Sara Bay Country Club in Sarasota, Florida will be the site for the 2015 Championships and the dates are June 1st – June 5th. The WSGA has secured this historic and prestigious Donald Ross design course to host the 100th playing of the Amateur Championship and the inaugural playing of the 1st WSGA Mid-Amateur Championship. Mid-Amateur players from the South need to mark their calendars, plot a path to the gulf coast of Florida and be a part of a new history of the WSGA.
“Special News Release from the Women’s Southern Golf Association”
March 18, 2014
WSGA Director, Martha Lang, has been appointed women’s captain of the USA’s 2014 World Amateur Team Championships’ team by the United States Golf Association. The WATC women’s tournament will start September 3, 2014 in the city of Karuizawa, in Nagnao Prefecture, Japan. The men’s team championship follows Sept. 10th. Each member Country will bring one women’s team and one men’s team consisting of two or three players from the country top amateur ranks. The format is a four day stroke play total of the best two scores of each day.
The WATC was formed in 1958 to foster the international development of golf and foster friendship among nations through the amateur game of golf. The Women’s division was added in 1964. The WATC is a biennial international amateur competition representing 120 member countries. Each two years the sites rotate among three geographic zones: Asia-Pacific, Americas, Europe-Africa.
This is not the first for time the Women’s Southern Golf Association has supplied a Captain of the World Team from its ranks. In 1972 WSGA Director and past WSGA President, Evelyn Monsted, bought the Espirito Santo Trophy home with the USA team from Buenous Aires, Argentina. WSGA Director and past WSGA President, Katherine Graham also captained a winning team in Christchurch, New Zealand in 1990.
The USA women have not won custody of the WATC trophy since 1998 despite winning the event 13 times. That team of 1998 was aided by the 1995 WSGA Champion, Brenda Corrie Kuehn of Fletcher, NC. Kuehn also played on the bronze medal team in 1996. Other WSGA Champions playing for the US World Team were in 1970 Martha Kirouac of Norcross, GA the 1990 WSGA Champion and in 1992 and 1994 Sarah Lebrun Ingram of Nashville, TN both 1993 and 1994 WSGA Champion. Ingram and teammates captured custody of the Espirito Santo Trophy in 1994 by beating Korea by only four strokes.
The picture of Martha Lang speaking was taken at the WSGA Centennial Celebration in Atlanta in 2011. She was chosen to speak for her own history is so tied to the founding principles of the WSGA. She was awarded the first full academic scholarship of the WSGA in 1973, won the WSGA Amateur twice, joined the WSGA board of directors, and then won WSGA Senior Championship. All she has left in her WSGA career is to grow old enough to win the WSGA Super Senior title. Willingly the WSGA has shared Lang’s talents with others. She has been on the USGA Women’s Committee since 1999 and is the immediate past Chairman of the Committee. And now, she adds Captain to her title.
The WSGA proudly supports the new Captain of the USA WATC women’s team and hopes she follows in the footsteps of Monsted and Graham as she leads the 26th USA’s Women’s Amateur Team on a four day quest to capture the Espirito Santo Trophy.