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.

 

2022 State Amateur Championship

89th Illinois Women’s Amateur Golf Championship June 13-16, 2022 The Grove Country Club, Long Grove

2022 State Junior Amateur Championship

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

2022 State Senior Championship

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

Brianne Bolden of Mokena

2021 Junior State Champion

The Wednesday competition at Aldeen Golf course in Rockford Illinois for the championship of the 42nd Annual Illinois Junior  Girls Golf Association heated up and turned into a real horserace.   Kendall Farm of Carol Stream recorded a two day total of 145 (72,73). This total was tied by Addie Dobson of Jacksonville with scores of 74,71 (+1)  The one hole playoff ended after a birdie by Kendall  Farm on the first playoff hole.  The level of competition was fun to watch with upsets everywhere. Riley Lewis of Edwardsville came in fourth behind  Katherine Lemke of Geneva.

 

2021 Senior Champion, Mary Ellen Martin

The Thursday competition at Pekin Country Club in Pekin, Illinois for the championship of the 52nd Illinois State Senior Women’s Am Championship was the third day of beautiful weather and great golf.   Mary Ellen Martin from Winfield played another fabulous round of golf and is our 2021 champion with a three day total of 228.  Jan Bowers from Lincoln was 2nd with a three day total of 233.  Karen Ford from Oakbrook was third with a three day total of 245.   Clarita Reuer from Schaumburg was the low net winner with a three day total of 220. 

2020 Mini Grant Recipients

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

Julia Dodds and Helen Spencer Scholarship Winners

The Illinois Women’s Golf Association (IWGA) is pleased to announce the winners of their Julia H. Dodds and Helen Spencer Award for 2021. This year the IWGA recognizes two outstanding graduating high school seniors with $2000 awards in memory of Julia H Dodds and in honor of Helen Spencer.  Criteria for both awards include: Character, Scholarship, Leadership and Sportsmanship.  The 30th Julia Dodds Scholarship winner is Megan Thiravong, from Rochelle and a graduate of Rochelle Township High School.  The  Helen Spencer Scholarship winner is Isabella Peshek of Mount Prospect and a graduate of Prospect High School.

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. 

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.