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Soangetaha Country Club would like to welcome all participants to the 2014 IWGA Women’s State Amateur! Please read over our Brochure and Notice to Competitors about the festivities. We are excited about the upcoming week.

Galesburg E. Main Hy-Vee Gas Prices  – $3.35 updated 9/16/14 11 am.

Monday Registration (Option to Charge Available) - When you register, we’ll photo copy your credit card and issue a membership card with temporary number for the week.  At the end of the week our Point-Of-Sale system will automatically bill the card. Those that don’t want to participate in the system will pay cash/credit card at time of purchase.

Tuesday Pairings (Shotgun Start at 9 am) – Are now available. Thank You for participating and good luck to you all!

Rental Golf Carts - some golf carts will not come equipped with wind shields, so be prepared if it is chilly or rainy.

Fun activities are being planned for you immediately after golf. On Tuesday, there is a Putting Contest and Wine Tasting for participants and volunteers. Great Prizes! Stay and relax after play for the Buffet Specials each day. Shop early in our Pro Shop for some new arrivals, some merchandise ordered just for this tournament.

Available now is a copy of the official IWGA/Soangetaha C. C. scorecard with yardage for the 2014 Senior Tournament. Click here for the pdf.




A full field of 120 golfers will compete in the 45th Illinois Senior Women’s Amateur Championship, conducted by the Illinois Women’s Golf Association September 16-18 at Soangetaha Country Club in Galesburg, Illinois. 

A talented field of amateur women golfers, age 50 and older, will vie for this year’s championship.  The competition will be strong with the return of 8 time winner Salley Wessels of Rockford, 4 time winner Jackie Schwarz of Huntley, 3 time winner Char McLear of McHenry and the 2003 champion Rosalie Barnet of Moline. The championship will be determined by 54 holes of stroke play.   Low net and low gross awards will be given in five age divisions. Soangetaha Country Club is Galesburg’s premier course located on Lake Rice and has previously hosted the 1995 Illinois Senior Women’s Amateur Championship and the 1984, 1991, and 2006 Illinois State Women’s Amateur Championships. Tournament play will begin with a shotgun start at 9:00 am. on both Tuesday and Wednesday with Thursday’s final round beginning at 8:30. Spectators are welcome.

For a complete list of registered players, please visit iwga.org.  Click on the “Senior’s Entry Received” under News on the Homepage.

About IWGA:  Founded in 1933, the IWGA is an all-volunteer organization devoted to advancing golf opportunities for the women and girls of Illinois by conducting state championship tournaments and through fundraising to support charitable contributions to individual and organizations that embody the spirit of amateur golf.

In addition to running three state championship tournaments each year, the all-volunteer IWGA, through its charitable giving, actively supports women and girl golfers of all ages and skill levels through our Victory Endowment Fund.  Annual contributions include grants to women’s golf teams in Illinois colleges, stipends to USGA Junior qualifiers and State Team members.  The IWGA also honors a Junior golfer of outstanding character, scholarship, and sportsmanship with the prestigious Julia Dodd Junior Award.  Funding for these and other charitable contributions comes primarily from clubs and associations sponsoring an annual Victory Tournament.  Grants totaled more than $28,000 in 2009 with total contributions from the IWGA Victory Fund surpassing $1,000,000.

IWGA board members names, past tournament results and entry forms are available at www.iwga,org.