2022 State Junior Amateur Championship

43rd State Junior Amateur Championship, August 2 & 3, 2022, Hickory Point GC, Forsyth

Allyson Duan – Buffalo Grove

2022 State Am Winner - Megan Furtney, St. Charles

Megan Furtney defeated Grace Curren 2 up, to be crowned the 2022 Women’s State Amateur Champion.


2021 Mini Grant Recipients

Grants of $2000 each were mailed to these 12 colleges to support women’s and girl’s Collegiate golf programs.

2022 State Senior Championship

53rd Illinois Senior Women’s Amateur Golf Championship September 13-15, 2022 Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa, Galena

Helen Spencer

The IWGA has lost one of its most loved supporters.  Helen Spencer passed away on October 13, 2020 at the age of 95.  She was an avid golfer and played in the IWGA State Amateur and Senior Amateur Championships for 36 years running. When she was no longer able to play, she still attended championships when they were within travel distance and was always a welcome site to players and IWGA board members.

President's Message

Welcome to another wonderful year of golf!  The IWGA mission is to support the game of golf for girls and women of Illinois.  Thanks to all elected officers, board members, and committee chairs for working diligently to ensure the IWGA continues to offer three State Championships, award scholarships to outstanding high school senior girls, award grants to college women’s golf teams, help the USGA state team qualifiers, and support veteran’s programs and medical research. The donations obtained from individuals and clubs to the IWGA Victory Fund enable the IWGA to continue this rewarding philanthropic work. 

Ruth Femali

The IWGA lost a member of its family this week with the passing of Ruth Femali. Ruth was an outstanding lady, who will be remembered by us for her wonderful stories. Ruth was inducted into the IWGA Hall of Fame in 2018. She played in her first IWGA tournament in 1950 and continued to play in our tournaments for over 50 years. For nearly twenty years, Ruth served on the board of the IWGA, dedicating most of that time to fundraising for the Victory Fund. Ruth’s enthusiasm and love for golf was evident through all she gave back to the sport.

NEW - The Helen Spencer Award

The IWGA is pleased to announce the establishment of the Helen Spencer Junior Girls Award to annually honor an outstanding graduating high school senior with a financial contribution to her future education in the amount of $2000.  The first award will be announced in May of 2020.

Victory Fund Supports Breast Cancer Research

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

2022 Championship Schedule

89th Illinois State Women’s Amateur Championship
Registration Opens April 1
June 13-16, 2022
The Grove Country Club, Long Grove

43rd Illinois State Junior Girls’ Championship
Registration Opens May 1
August 2 & 3, 2022
Hickory Point GC, Forsyth

53rd Illinois State Senior Women’s Amateur
Registration Opens June 1
September 13-15, 2022
Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa, Galena


2021 Championship Results

88th Illinois State Women’s Amateur Championship
June 15-17, 2021
Pine Meadow GC, Mundelein

42nd Illinois State Junior Girls’ Championship
August 3 & 4, 2021
Aldeen Golf Course, Rockford

52nd Illinois State Senior Women’s Amateur
September 14-16, 2021
Pekin CC, Pekin

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2022 State Amateur Championship

89th Illinois Women’s Amateur Golf Championship

The Grove Country Club, Long Grove

June 13-16, 2022

2022 State Junior Championship

43rd Illinois Junior Girls’ Amateur Championship

Hickory Point GC, Forsyth

August 2 & 3, 2022


2022 State Senior Championship

53rd Illinois Senior Women’s Amateur Golf Championship

Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa, Galena

September 13 – 15, 2022

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 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. The bulk of our donations are received from golf facilities, associations and individuals who contribute directly to the IWGA Victory Fund. Over the years our total contributions from the IWGA Victory Fund surpassed $1,206,000.