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Chris Meadows, Breaking 100 campaign leader

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Chris Meadows, Breaking 100 campaign leader

Chris Meadows describes herself as a “late bloomer” as it relates to golf.  After embarking on her career in the pharmaceutical business, she started playing golf because, “1.  I love all sports and 2. I discovered it was important for work”.
 
After playing only a few years, Meadows played in her first WTGA event, The Partnership, a modified Stableford format.  She began the first day without an understanding of a “quota” event.  Only one day later, she was accepting a “hard-fought but crushing defeat”.  Meadows and her partner won their flight and finished a fraction of a point short of the overall title.  At that moment, she knew she was hooked.  “The whole event was so incredible that I decided I loved competitive golf and the WTGA.”  It wasn’t too long before she claimed her first big victory, her 2004 Club Championship.  By the end of the final round she says, “I couldn’t have produced a single drop of spit, but managed a few happy tears after my 2-stroke victory”.  The following year she entered her first WTGA State Amateur Championship where she reached the final day and faced all-time great lady Chris Braatz.  She enjoyed her experience so much that she has only missed the event once since then – and only due to injury.
 
Chris has distinguished herself as a player, friend and supporter of golf even though she got off to a late start.  She has become proficient with the Rules of Golf and serves on the USGA Senior Women’s Amateur Committee and as a Rules Official.  She has served as a volunteer for the AT&T Byron Nelson Championship for 16 years.  She says, “I'm a big advocate of "giving back". I'm fortunate to have the time to donate, and I love the game.  I love the challenge, the risks, the rewards, and the lessons the game teaches. And just when you think you've got things figured out, you go to another course.”  Chris continues to give back as a leader in the Breaking 100 Campaign. She is one of five players across the State who have pledged to play 100 Holes of Women’s Competitions to raise funds and awareness in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the WTGA’s founding.  Click here to learn more about Chris and contribute to support her efforts.
100 Texas Women is a blog with each post featuring a different notable woman from the history of Texas golf.  You can honor these women and invest in the next 100 years of women's golf by contributing to the Breaking 100 campaign.  All proceeds benefit the TGA Foundations' Women's Initiatives.  Learn more and support the campaign here.
 
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This is not Chris Meadows' first rodeo in the fundraising arena for WTGA. She also chaired the 2009 fledgling WTGA Alliance Cup in a successful effort to raise funds for women's junior golf initiatives. And in spite of all the "sweat equity" that Chris has devoted to WTGA and women's golf, she never fails to leave the "fun" in fundraising!
Posted by Molly Price on March 24, 2016 @ 5:31 pm

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