PAGA and PSWGA to Expand Partnership
Pa. – In a concerted effort to strengthen the game throughout the Commonwealth,
the Pennsylvania Golf Association and Pennsylvania State Women’s Golf
Association will begin a partnership in 2018.
Cooperative efforts in 2013 united the Junior Boys’ and Girls’
Championships in Hershey, Pa. Each
organization has enjoyed steady success together on the Junior level, and looks
forward to the opportunity of expanding for future growth.
In 2018, the
PAGA will begin assisting the PSWGA with administrative duties, championship
technology and tournament officiating.
Opportunities for future joint programming will also be continuously
exciting time for golf in Pennsylvania. Both the Pennsylvania Golf Association
and the Pennsylvania State Women' Golf Association are combining efforts this
year to bring PA golfers a schedule filled with championships and events at the
finest venues in our state. We are
working together to host first-class events, as well promote, nurture and
introduce the game to residents throughout this fine Commonwealth,” said
PSWGA President Annie Vanzant.
support of its Member Clubs, championship golf in Pennsylvania would not be
where it is today. Both organizations
are fortunate to hold championships and events at some of the top venues in the
entire country. Since 1909 and 1932,
respectively, the PAGA and PSWGA have been serving the golfing community at
both public and private courses.
President Ken Phillips added, “I can’t tell you how excited we are to be
teaming up as we head into the future of golf in Pennsylvania. We are so blessed with great courses and
players in our state, and we look forward to working together to expand on our
already strong traditions. We hope to
see a lot of new faces competing and supporting our events. As a volunteer-led organization, we encourage
anyone with interest in Pennsylvania golf to reach out and get involved.”
About the Pennsylvania Golf
Pennsylvania Golf Association (PAGA) is the authoritative body of amateur golf
in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. In that role, PAGA promotes growth,
preserves traditions and protects the integrity of the game, in accordance with
the rules adopted by the United States Golf Association. To fulfill its
purpose, the PAGA conducts state championships and offers other relevant
services to its members and the golfing community regarding common concerns,
and assists them in promoting, perpetuating and enjoying the game.
About the Pennsylvania State Women’s
The PSWGA is dedicated to promoting women’s and junior girl’s amateur
competitive golf in the state of Pennsylvania. Each year the PSWGA organizes and
hosts the Pennsylvania State Women’s Amateur, Senior and Super-Senior
Championships, the Pennsylvania State Junior Girl’s Amateur Championships, and
regional women’s Four-Ball tournaments that are open to a variety of handicap
levels. In addition to providing
tournaments, the PSWGA committee works with local golf associations to develop
and staff regional junior girl fun day golf clinics designed to encourage young
women to play golf.