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Angela Atkins Hodson - 1983 WTGA Medalist

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Angela Atkins Hodson - 1983 WTGA Medalist

Angela Atkins Hodson started playing golf by attending a neighborhood golf camp at the age of 11 because her dad loved golf.  “My dad was a huge supporter of my golf and that has always meant a lot to me”.  She won the first tournament she played in, a 9-hole event at a par 3 course in Quail Valley, and immediately fell in love with the game.  While she certainly remembers the tournament, Hodson’s first recollection about the day was that it was “the first time I met my lifelong friend, Karen Murphy.”  Many of us can relate to this story of meeting strangers on a golf course that turn into friends for a lifetime.  Golf is just special that way.
 
Hodson completed her junior golf career with a Texas State High School Championship in 1982 and went on to play collegiate golf at Texas A&M (whoop!).  After her freshman year, she entered the 1983 WTGA State Amateur Championship where she earned Medalist honors and reached the final match before falling to Rita Albertson.  Hodson would eventually win two titles while at Texas A&M and be named to the 1986 All Southwest Conference team.  She also qualified for two US Women’s Open Championships and continued playing high level amateur golf after college.
 
With a busy professional life and two teenage daughters, Hodson plays less frequently today, but still recognizes the impact of the game in her life.  “I just love the game - from the mechanics of the swing, to enjoying the outdoors to thinking through each shot. I like how it taught me to focus and concentrate on the moment, and the honesty and integrity involved.”  These habits and characteristics she developed on the golf course have helped her impact lives and local communities in her career as a nonprofit executive.  She has served in executive roles for Baylor College of Medicine and Boys and Girls Club of Greater Houston, and is now a Principal with Dini-Spheris, a leading nonprofit consulting firm.
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Very proud to know this incredible woman and Mother of 2 beautiful girls! Angela is a true testimonial to hard word and focus. Add to that a strong Christian belief and there you have it! So happy to be a part of Angela's life!!!!
Posted by Donnie Pistorius on June 2, 2016 @ 11:55 am

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