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Claudia "Sis" Singletary - 2004 WTGA President

By her own description, Sis Singletary grew up on the back of a horse.  She started lessons in junior high school and showed through her junior year of high school.  She attended Sweet Briar College, SMU and Lamar University, and notes that she “still has at least some college eligibility left if any golf coach is interested.”  Unfortunately, her introduction to golf came much later, and she took it up to spend more time with her family.  “My husband and son played golf”, she said.  “If I wanted to see them, I needed to take up golf too”.
 
Her first tournament was the Houston City Amateur.  She acknowledges that she was extremely nervous, but was fortunate to be paired against Julie Hoopingarner who helped her relax and became one of her dearest friends.  Sis has won 10 club championships at Houston Country Club and the 2005 WTGA Partnership.  She credits the statewide win to her partner Alli Jarrett having six birdies on the first day and allowing them to coast to victory.
 
Both Sis and her husband Loren have spent decades serving the game of golf.  Loren is a Past President and Director for the Texas Golf Association, and a former member of the USGA Executive Committee.  Sis is a long-time course rating team leader, Past President of the WTGA, a current member of the WTGA Committee, a former member of the USGA Regional Affairs Committee and a current member of the USGA Women’s Mid-Amateur Committee.  She has remained heavily involved in golf for so long because she has enjoyed seeing great golf courses, America’s best players and meeting great people.  When asked what she loves about golf, Sis replied, “It is the people and the enduring friendships that I cherish, more than the game itself”.
 

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