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Jacque Cooper - Breaking 100 Committee

Molly Price (L) and Jacque Cooper (R)

Jacque Cooper has been a leading figure in Women’s Golf for many years.  Prior to her service to the WTGA, “Coop” was well known as the public relations force for the Dallas LAGA group.  She worked for many years sending out communications, documenting special accomplishments and generally making sure that North Texas women’s golf was truly a community.  Cooper served as a WTGA Director from 2007-2012 and was closely involved in the Winners’ Program and the Texas Challenge.  She has also been solely responsible for the selection of all of the prizes for the WTGA State Amateur Championship every year.  If you want to see the joy the game of golf can bring to someone, just ask Coop how she feels about State Am week, or the Winners’ Program girls from Longview!  She returned to the WTGA in 2014 as a member of the WTGA Committee and signed on to the Breaking 100 Committee as soon as it was formed.

In addition to her work for the WTGA Committee, Cooper has enjoyed a recent run of torrid golf, winning the 1st flight at the 2016 Women's Senior Championship with a final round 76, and claiming the Mesquite Ladies Golf Association Championship in one week!

The leaders of the WTGA have been discussing how to appropriately mark the 100th anniversary of our founding for almost ten years!  The first discussion started in 2008 and everyone had thoughts and visions of what the celebration would be like.  But it seemed so far away at the time!  Things started getting serious again in 2013 as discussions also got underway about merging with the Texas Golf Association.  Notes from the February 2013 WTGA Board meeting included this phrase, “The Committee should start planning ASAP!”

The members of the Breaking 100 Committee are Suzan Knox, Leslie Henry, Deb Nelson and Jacque Cooper.  KnoxHenry and Nelson have been previously covered in this blog.

The fruits of their labor will be on display November 1st, at Houston Country Club.  Almost 300 advocates for women’s golf will join special guests Sandra Haynie, Carol Mann, Sandra Palmer, Judy Rankin and Kathy Whitworth to celebrate the impact that Texas women have had on the world of golf over the last 100 years.  Click here for more information.
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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That's my daughter, congratulations jacque7
Posted by John scarborough on October 31, 2016 @ 8:19 pm

Congratulations Jacque on your return to the course. I have recently taken up the game, joining EWGA and playing just about every weekend. It is astonishing to me how difficult the game is and how an accomplished ol' jock like me cannot conquer the game or even play consistently decent! I am in awe of you and your tremendous talent. Kenny told me you were a golfer but I did not realize how much you have contributed to women's golf.Perhaps I can follow you on the course sometime soon.
Posted by Elaine Stillman on October 31, 2016 @ 3:41 pm

Way to go, Coop! No one has a heart for the game and the people who play it quite like you do.
Posted by Marty Slade Perlman on October 31, 2016 @ 1:50 pm

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