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Sandy Dalehite, Belle Burney Award winner

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Sandy Dalehite, Belle Burney Award winner

Sandy Dalehite played a little “Fun Golf” in her 20s but didn’t really connect with the game until later in life.  The Indiana native attended Purdue University and then went to work for IBM.  She worked in several roles in Marketing and Technical Support first in Indianapolis, then Chicago and finally in Richardson, Texas.  She retired after 34 years with the company and was able to fully take up the game she’d tried out many years earlier.
 
Although many people would “catch their breath” after a long and successful career, Dalehite has been actively volunteering and leading golf associations since she found the time to play.  She has served as the President of her home club, Canyon Creek Country Club, and the Dallas Women and Central Texas Golf Associations.  She served on the WTGA Partnership Committee and on the WTGA Board of Directors.  In 2008, the WTGA established the Belle Burney Award to recognize the association’s outstanding volunteer each year, and Dalehite was the inaugural recipient.  She currently serves on the WTGA Committee, USGA Regional Affairs Committee and as a Rules Official.
 
Dalehite is universally liked and respected for her humble and generous support for golf, her friends and her family.  She says, “I am just an average golfer, but I love playing. What I REALLY love the most about my involvement is all the great friends I have met through golf. I look forward to seeing my friends in each of the WTGA tournaments.”  Her many friends look forward to seeing her at each event, but submit that there is nothing average about her.  
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