2018 State Am Winner - Sabrina Bonanno of Norridge, IL

In the Championship flight Sabrina Bonanno continued her stellar play and defeated Kelly Sterling, the defending champion, 4 and 3.


2018 State Junior Amateur Championship

39th  Illinois Junior Girls’ Amateur Championship Hickory Point Golf Course, Decatur, IL July 31 & August 1, 2018.

Brianne Bolden of Mokena

2018 Junior State Champion

Wednesday, August 1st, was moving day for the competitors.  Grace Curran from New Lenox, shot a 71 in the second round to overtake medalist Kira Wolf for the championship title with a two-day total of 143. Kira Wolf of Matoon, was the runner up shooting a 145.

2018 State Senior Championship

49th Illinois Senior Women’s Amateur Golf Championship Metamora Fields, Metamora, IL September 11-13, 2018.

Jan Bowers, 2018 Senior Champion

Jan Bowers of Lincoln captures 2018 Illinois State Senior Women’s Championship at Metamora Fields Golf Course in Metamora

Julia Dodds Scholarship Winner

The IWGA has announced the recipient of the 2018 Julia H. Dodds award. Rachal Rhee was presented with the Julia H Dodd Award after completion of play. She received the honor given to an outstanding high school senior who exhibits leadership, scholarship, sportsmanship, and character.

2017 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.

Victory Fund Supports Breast Cancer Research

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

President's Message

As this new golf season begins, I reflect upon all that the IWGA has done to advance women’s golf since our founding in 1933.  Successes have been many but there is always a need to do more.

2018 State Amateur Championship

85th Illinois Women’s Amateur Golf Championship Aldeen Golf Course Rockford, IL June 11-14, 2018.

2019 Championship Season

Registration Opens March 1st!

Championship Links:
86th Illinois State Women’s Amateur Championship
June 24-27, 2019
Illini Country Club, Springfield

40th Illinois State Junior Girls’ Championship
July 30 & July 31, 2019
Aldeen GC, Rockford

50th Illinois State Senior Women’s Amateur
September 10-12, 2019
Bolingbrook GC, Bolingbrook

Player Registration Instructions:
Starting this year, each player must establish a Player Profile prior to registering for a championship. Just follow the link above for the championship you wish to play in and you will be prompted to sign-in if you already have a profile or create a new one if you have not done so yet.

If you have already created your profile and wish to update it, you may click HERE to go to your profile.

Complete Entry Brochure

2019 State Amateur Championship

86th Illinois Women’s Amateur Golf Championship Illini Country Club, Springfield, IL June 24-27, 2019

2019 State Junior Championship

40th Illinois Junior Girls’ Amateur Championship Aldeen, IL July 30 & July 31, 2019

2019 State Senior Championship

50th Illinois Senior Women’s Amateur Golf Championship Bolingbrook, Bolingbrook, IL September 10-12, 2019

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.