On April 7th, the new Board of Directors for the Women’s Congressional Golf Association (WCGA) held a luncheon in the Cannon Caucus Room for 75 women. A series of special speakers highlighted the history of WCGA as we enter our 16th year and provided upcoming plans for the year.
Some events spotlighted include Spring Monday League Night, PGA/WCGA’s Hill reception, and beginner classes – all happening in May. The keynote speaker, Kim Thomas, President of Golf Course Specialists, addressed some of the common perceived barriers to the sport of golf including cost and time commitment. At the public courses in D.C., Kim’s group has created special programs focused on women to overcome these hurdles. She also provided discounts to WCGA members and provided door prizes and raffle items to attendees.
The highlight of the luncheon was eight-year-old Morgan Jefferson, who spoke about her participation in the First Tee’s LPGA/USGA Girls Golf Program, the charitable partner of WCGA.
We look forward to another exciting year of helping more women who work on the Hill or in Government Relations to learn to play and improve their game. See you out on the course!
Last year, the Women’s Congressional Golf Association (WCGA) celebrated its 15th season. We hosted a reception on the Hill with the PGA’s Get Golf Ready program. Looking ahead, our all-volunteer board is busy planning special events and activities for golfers of every skill level all season long.
Our members include young women on the Hill who have never picked up a golf club. We also have members who are experienced golfers and seasoned government relations professionals looking to meet other women in the sport or improve their game. We arrange very affordable clinics for all parts of the game including beginner clinics in the spring. There’s something for anyone on or off the Hill who wants to play golf.
For past members, rejoin now and start spreading the word about WCGA with friends and colleagues and join us for our kick-off lunch on Capitol Hill on April 7th at Noon in Cannon Caucus Room.
Continue to check our events tab, like our Facebook site, or contact me at President@wcga.org for more information and to share any ideas you may have for events.
Thanks for your continued support of women’s golf and WCGA. Best, Sally
Marathon golfers LeeAnn Peterson and Anne Fabry participated in the inaugural First Tee of Greater Washington, DC Golf-A-Thon. By getting pledges for playing 36 holes in one day, Anne and LeeAnn raised $1,500 for the First Tee’s Girls Golf Program. The funding will be used to continue supporting college scholarships for local First Tee girls.
Overall, the first ever Golf-A-Thon was a huge success. For the Drive, Chip and Putt Championship, 50 boys and girls ages 7-18 participated. In addition, the marathon participants played nearly 1,200 holes of golf with the leader at 115!
In total, the event surpassed the fundraising goals and raised $17,500. I know this would not have been possible without WCGA’s support. Please extend our sincere gratitude to LeeAnn and Anne for playing an important role in making this event a success.