2016 State Am Winner - Lauren Chappell of Charlston, IL

In the battle of the 17 year olds, Lauren Chappell of Charlston IL defeated Louise McCulloch of Wilmette…

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2017 State Junior Amateur Championship

38th  Illinois Junior Girls’ Amateur Championship University of Illinois Orange Course Savoy, IL August 1-2, 2017.

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2016 Mini Grant Recipients

 

Grants ranging from $500 to $2000 were mailed to these ten colleges to support women’s and girl’s Collegiate golf programs.

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Victory Fund Mini Grant

 

Grants ranging from $500 to $2000 will be made available to support women’s and girl’s Collegiate golf programs through a competitive application process.

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2017 State Amateur Championship

84th Illinois Women’s Amateur Golf Championship Pine Meadow Golf Club, Mundelein, IL June 19-22, 2017.

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2017 State Senior Championship

48th Illinois Senior Women’s Amateur Golf Championship Rockford Country Club, Rockford, IL September 19-21, 2017.

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Brianne Bolden of Mokena

Brianne Bolden 2016 Junior Champion

Brianne Bolden of Mokena captures 2016 Illinois State Junior Girl’s Championship at the U of I Orange Course in Champaign. Brianne Bolden of Mokena (74-74-148) and Reena Sulkar of Barrington Hills (77-71-148) were tied after 36 holes of play.  Brianne won the sudden death playoff with an eagle on the 427-yard par-5 first hole, hitting her second shot within 8 feet of the hole.

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Mary Ellen Martin, 2016 Senior Champion

Mary Ellen Martin of Winfield captures 2016 Illinois State Senior Women’s Championship at Champaign Country Club at Champaign, Illinois

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Julia Dodds Scholarship Winner

The IWGA also announced today the recipient of the 2016 Julia H. Dodds award.  Louise McCulloch of Wilmette received the honor given to an outstanding high school senior who exhibits leadership, scholarship, sportsmanship, and character.  Louise is headed to Northwestern University next year.

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Victory Fund Supports Breast Cancer Research

The Victory Fund donates $2,000 annually to the Linda Mills Breast Cancer Institute.

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Upcoming IWGA Events

  1. Illinois Women’s Amateur Championship – 2017

    June 19, 2017 - June 22, 2017
  2. Illinois Junior Girls’ Amateur Championship – 2017

    August 1, 2017 - August 2, 2017
  3. Illinois Senior Women’s Amateur Championship – 2017

    September 19, 2017 - September 21, 2017

2017 State Amateur Championship

84th Illinois Women’s Amateur Golf Championship Pine Meadow Golf Club, Mundelein, IL June 19-22, 2017

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2017 State Junior Championship

38th Illinois Junior Girls’ Amateur Championship University of Illinois Orange Course Savoy, IL August 1-2, 2017

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2017 State Senior Championship

48th Illinois Senior Women’s Amateur Golf Championship Rockford Country Club, Rockford , IL Sept. 19–21, 2017

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Illinois Women’s Golf Association

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 each year with total contributions from the IWGA Victory Fund surpassing $1,158,000.