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Pam Murray, WTGA Past President

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Pam Murray, WTGA Past President

There are not many women who give as much time and enthusiasm to the game of golf as Pam Murray.  The Dallas native was initially introduced to the game through her father and two brothers who she claims “would not do something without me doing it too”.  Their insistence led her to her first tournament where she finished runner-up to another Texas great, Betsy Clifford, in the Sleepy Hollow Country Club championship.  She was “hooked” after that experience.
 
The 1976 WTGA State Amateur Championship was played at her home club in Brownsville.  She entered and qualified for the Championship flight before, “promptly losing all of the matches!”  She won her fair share, however, ultimately claiming 13 club championships (12 in a row) at Canyon Creek Country Club.  After retiring from Dallas Independent School District in 2002, Murray had time to pursue playing and volunteering in earnest.  “Golf has been good to me and my family”, she said, “and I felt it was time to give back.”  Since making that commitment she has built an impressive resume of service.  Murray is a Past President of the WTGA and served as a Director from 2002-2011.  She chaired the US Women’s Amateur Public Links Committee (2013-2014) after serving on the Committee beginning in 2007.  She also chaired the Inaugural US Women’s Four-Ball Committee and currently serves as the Vice Chair of the USGA Women’s Committee of which she has been a member since 2011.
 
Even though she only began to learn the Rules of Golf because she got tired of her club professional brothers “cheating me on the golf course”, Murray loves being involved with the game.  She most loves “the people I meet and the places I get to visit. I have friends from around the world now that I would have never met if not for golf.”
   
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Love this! Pam is a great person...
Posted by Kyle Stevens on April 6, 2016 @ 10:34 pm

You are an extraordinary woman and a great role model for all golfers PEP! Thank you for mentoring so many, especially me!!!!!YOU ROCK!!!!!
Posted by Peggy Spann on April 5, 2016 @ 10:06 pm

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