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Stacy Dennis, Passionate Supporter of Women's Golf

“I really just love golf – everything about it.”  Stacy Dennis often tells folks how thankful she is to work for a game she loves and how impactful golf can be in a person’s life. She’ll tell you how she loves that some of her closest friends are people she was randomly paired with in some tournament years ago.  As the TGA Managing Director of Membership Programs, Stacy’s story is a shining example of how golf enriches the lives of those who play the game.

Growing Up in Texas
Stacy was born in San Angelo and casually participated in a few junior golf clinics in elementary and junior high. Needing a P.E. credit in 10th grade, she joined the golf team.  After recording a “two under the maximum for 18 holes” 142 in her first tournament, she says she got better her senior year. Better -as in tied for second at the State High School Championship with a 146 for 36 holes.  The high school career earned Stacy a scholarship and a spot on the women’s golf team at Texas A&M. When talking about how golf impacts lives, Stacy often mentions the game gave her an education. 

WTGA and Other Accomplishments
In 2004, Stacy played in her first WTGA State Amateur Championship and won. The victory, which she says was a surprise to her, was validated in 2009 when she again saw her name engraved as the champion. She admits she is very proud of her State Am wins because she has great respect for the players and the history of the Championship. Stacy is a two-time winner of the Womens’ Four-Ball Championship with two different partners, Carolyn Creekmore and Jessica Surber.  She reached the semi-finals in the 2012 USGA Mid-Am Championship and played on the Texas team in the 2015 USGA State Team Championship. These accomplishments came while working full time and carving out time to volunteer with the WTGA.  Her leadership in the organization included serving as President and a contributor in the process to merge the women’s association with the TGA.

Turning a Sport into a Career
The game that gave Stacy a P.E. credit and a college education has also given her a career. As a teenager, she worked as a cart attendant at a municipal golf course. After college, she worked her way up to her current position with TGA. She calls this her “dream job” and enjoys working to improve the sport for all players and for women in particular.

Editor’s Note
Stacy Dennis has done an outstanding job planning the Breaking 100 Campaign and writing stories like these about the 100 Texas Women. In her normal humble manner, Stacy didn’t believe she should be featured. The TGA Women’s Committee wrote this entry and insisted it be included.
 
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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All kudos to Stacy for the incredible job she has done and for being such an incredible daughter. Thanks to the Women's Committee for recognizing her accomplishments. Our loss in Huntsville was Texas Golf's gain!
Posted by Steve Larkin on October 13, 2016 @ 12:35 am

2 words....THANK YOU.Stacy...heartfelt thanks for all you do and have done with the the Breaking 100 campaign and the Gala event coming up on November 1st here in Houston. Your passion and energy for the 100 year celebration of Women's Golf in the great state of Texas is second to none and appreciated by all. So appreciate it....and you! You are the best! :-)
Posted by Deb Vangellow on October 11, 2016 @ 9:46 pm

Stacy IS the best and deserving of so many good things! You saved the best for last!!
Posted by Kyle Stevens on October 11, 2016 @ 1:14 pm

The list of 100 would not be complete without the inclusion of Stacy Dennis. Although she seeks no recognition for her accomplishments and contributions to women's golf in Texas, she deserves it mightily. I expect what she has achieved for women's golf, in Texas and beyond, will continue to enhance the game for many years to come. dd1e1b
Posted by Molly Price on October 11, 2016 @ 9:47 am

Of course she should be included! She's the perfect example of women's golf in Texas & the USA. You are the perfect fit for your job. Congratulations and keep on keeping on.
Posted by Nannette Wheelis on October 11, 2016 @ 8:55 am

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