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.

2019 State Am Winner - Sarah Arnold, St. Charles

Sarah Arnold prevailed on the 18th hole to be crowned the 2019 Women’s State Amateur Champion.

 

Brianne Bolden of Mokena

2019 Junior State Champion

The 2019 Illinois State Junior Girls’ Champion is Shannyn Vogler of Sherrard with a two-day total of 143 (70-73). Shannyn will be a sophomore at Rivermont Collegiate Runner-up was Stephanie Su of South Barrington with a total of 144, and the low-round of the championship with a score of 69 on Wednesday.

 

2019 Senior Champion, Jan Bowers

Jan Bowers of Lincoln successfully defended her title for the fourth time in the last five years at Bollingbrook GC. Jan shot a final round 74 for a three day total of 230.

2020 State Amateur Championship

87th Illinois Women’s Amateur Golf Championship June 23-25, 2020 Pine Meadow Golf Course, Mundelein

2020 State Senior Championship

51st Illinois Senior Women’s Amateur Golf Championship September 15-17, 2020 Soangetaha Country Club, Galesburg, IL

2020 State Junior Amateur Championship

41st Illinois State Junior Girls’ Championship August 4 & 5, 2020 Hickory Point GC, Forsyth

Julia Dodds Scholarship Winner

The IWGA has announced the recipient of the 2019 Julia H. Dodds award. Ali Schrock of Pontiac, Illinois 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. Ali Schrock of Pontiac, Illinois is our award winner and she will receive the $2,000 award, which is directed to her college choice of Illinois State University to assist in her educational expenses.

2018 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.

2020 Championship Season

Registration Closed!


Championship Links: (Not Available Until 2020)
87th Illinois State Women’s Amateur Championship
June 23-25, 2020
Pine Meadow Golf Course, Mundelein

41st Illinois State Junior Girls’ Championship
August 4 & 5, 2020
Hickory Point GC, Forsyth

51st Illinois State Senior Women’s Amateur
September 15-17, 2020
Soangetaha CC, Galesburg


Player Registration Instructions:
Follow the link above for the championship you wish to play in.

Donate to the Victory Fund

Ann Harshman Memorial

Complete Entry Brochure

2020 State Amateur Championship

87th Illinois Women’s Amateur Golf Championship Pine Meadow GC, Mundelein, IL June 23-25, 2020

2020 State Junior Championship

41st Illinois Junior Girls’ Amateur Championship Hickory Point GC, Forsyth, IL August 4th & August 5th, 2020

 

2020 State Senior Championship

51st Illinois Senior Women’s Amateur Golf Championship Soangetaha CC, Galesburg, IL September 15-17, 2020

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.