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Women's West Texas Golf Association

With the 2016 Women’s Senior Stroke Play Championship beginning today in Amarillo, the thoughts and aspirations of Texas’ amateur golfers will be focused on the Panhandle and West Texas.
 
The Women’s West Texas Golf Association was founded in 1935.  At the time of its founding, “Babe” Zaharias was the reigning WTGA State Amateur Champion, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was President, and nylon had just been invented!  This group was formed in order to “to promote and maintain the best interests of the game of golf and promote good fellowship and encourage good sportsmanship among the women golfers of West Texas”.  They also began hosting the Women’s West Texas Amateur Championship that has become a coveted prize on Texas golf resumes for more than 80 years.
 
Texas Golf Hall of Fame member Aniela Goldthwaite claimed the inaugural title at Lubbock Country Club.  Over the course of the next 80 years, she was joined by the greatest players in Texas history including Sandra Palmer, Polly Riley, Marty Leonard, Pat Garner Stapler, Agatha Lee, Rosemary Thompson, Marian Barker, and many more.  Jane Meyer defeated 12-time champion Marian Barker to claim the title in 2016.  Learn more about the Women’s West Texas Golf Association HERE.
 
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