Women’s Southern Golf Association
The Women’s Southern Golf Association is proud to announce
Gaillardia Country Club as host
of the 2014 WSGA Amateur
June 2 -5, 2014
In 1936 the Women’s Southern hosted their 25th Amateur at Oklahoma City Country Club. Now, after seven decades of absence the group plans a return to the State of Oklahoma for a June 2nd start of its 2014 Amateur.
The WSGA has been trying for years to find a host club in Oklahoma that would intrigue the top southern Amateurs to travel to the northwestern boundaries of the South. The event site had to be strong enough to attract Amateur players from all the Southern States not just those bordering Oklahoma according to WSGA President, Linda Carter. With Gaillardia Country Club’s impressive 55,000 square foot clubhouse facility and heralded old world style links course, the Board of Directors feels the WSGA has the perfect site for their 99th playing of the WSGA Amateur.
The Gaillardia course was redesigned by Tom Kite and has been host to 2 PGA Champions Tour events and Shell’s “Wonderful World of Golf.” For more information on Gaillardia Country Club and their course go to www.gaillardia.com or click the Amateur Championship page in the top menu.
The event is a match play event with a qualifying round for the Championship flight of 32 ending in a 36 hole final to determine the winner. All others are flighted in groups of 16 playing an 18-hole match to determine the flight winners.
2014 Women’s Southern Golf Association’s Senior Championship
Riverhill Country Club
October 5-8, 2014
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.
“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.
PAT MCKAMEY SLATED TO WORK THE 2014 CURTIS CUP
- WSGA Honorary Director, Pat McKamey will change hats and uniform to work the 2014 Curtis Cup for the USGA.
McKamey reports the best place to look for her on any news casts is at the flag raising ceremonial opening of the Cup.
WSGA Honorary Director, Pat McKamey of Broken Arrow, OK has been appointed to work the 2014 Curtis Cup. McKamey was appointed to the Women’s Committee of the USGA in 2013. She is a past President of the WSGA (2009-2011).
The 38th playing of the 2014 Curtis Cup Match will be conducted June 6-8 at St. Louis Country Club with player teams from the United States of America and Great Britain and Ireland.
Look for Pat McKamey on TV during the Curtis Cup not in the familiar yellow and navy of the WSGA but the white and khaki of the USGA.
~Karen Koerner: WSGA Publicity