Nannette Wheelis has been an avid golfer and golf supporter for many years. She has been a top-level competitor, golf coach, volunteer and overall golf fan since taking up the game in college. Her interest in golf goes back even farther, but as a 12-year old, she discovered that no one she knew played golf, so she played tennis instead. Once she started learning golf, she improved quickly. She learned in San Diego by taking video lessons and hitting balls into a net.
Wheelis played in her first WTGA State Amateur Championship in 1978 and has only missed five tournaments since then. Over the years she has won Senior Medalist honors, won the Championship Consolation flight and gone up against the very best players of her era. She qualified for the USGA Senior Women’s Championship five times and has been a regular contender in the State Partnership and Senior Stroke Play Championship. She has won 17 club championships and represented the North in the Texas Cup matches both as a player and co-captain. Nannette spent six years serving as a Director for the Women’s Texas Golf Association and also served as a volunteer coach for the Vanguard High School Golf Team from 1990-1999. The girl’s team won the State Championship in 1996!
After all she has accomplished and contributed to golf over the years, Nannette continues to give back to the game as one of five players committed to playing 100 Holes of Competition as part of the Breaking 100 campaign. Click here to learn more about Nannette and support her in her work to raise funds and awareness to increase opportunities for women and girls through golf.