April 26 – 28, 2019
Callaway Resort and Gardens
Pine Mountain, Georgia
– LaJean Gould, president, Women in Golf Foundation, 770-335-2365
– Oneda Castillo, retired LPGA golfer; LPGA Global Educator; recipient of Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award (from President Obama) (http://www.onedagolf.com/)
A season-ending competitive event that includes a participant career and personal development forum for female collegiate golfers – “The National Women’s Collegiate Golf Championship” – An annual three (3) day invitational event, where teams compete for the “Renee Powell Cup, honoring Renee Powell, the second pioneer African American Female Professional Golfer.
Nine institutions will be participating : Alabama State University, Chicago State University, Hampton University, Delaware State University, Savannah State University, Texas Southern University, North Carolina A&T University, Prairie View A&M University, University of Maryland Eastern Shores (45 – 50 young women) These young women work hard and are very competitive scholastically as well as athletically.
– On April 26 – 28, 2019 WIGF will bring together corporate executives, golf business professionals, civic and community leaders to offer professional development including motivational, networking and career opportunities.
– The event consists of:
• Career development forum
• Networking opportunities with business executives
• Business/Collegiate Scramble
• Collegiate Championship Competition
• Championship Dinner
WIGF SUMMARY OF ACCOMPLISHMENTS
- • Over $100,000 contributed to the women’s golf programs
- • Over 2,000 females have participated and benefited from the work of WIGF both at the collegiate and junior golf level.
- • Annual summer internship interview opportunities were made available to participants resulting in opportunities each year over the last 12 years.
- • Networking opportunities made available enabling mentoring relationships to develop, internships and employment offers, as well as long term relationships to develop.
- • Winning medalist invited to participate in the Judson Collegiate & Legends Pro-Am Challenge in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.
- • 3 of the 2015 and 2 of the 2016 participant’s scores qualified for the LPGA Playing Ability Test (PAT)
- • 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 top 5 medalists qualified for induction to the African American Youth and Collegiate Golfer’s Hall of Fame
- • 99% of all juniors have gone on to college on scholarships, either golf or academic, and completed their study or are on target to complete undergrad or graduate degrees.