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Women’s TRANS National Golf Association

2015 WTNGA Amateur Champion
Caroline Inglis, Eugene, OR
(shown with her proud mother!)
Final Scores

Medalist Awards

Yakima Country Club – Yakima, Washington
August 4 – 7, 2015

      The 85th Women’s TRANS National Golf Association (WTNGA) Amateur Championship was conducted at Yakima Country Club. The northwest had experienced extreme and unusually hot weather for over two months along with a lack of rain. Yakima Country Club, like many area clubs, was beginning to find many brown fairways as mid July approached. Rob Robillard, the golf course superintendent, began watering each day and night to fight the drought conditions. By August 3 the opening practice round for the WTNGA championship, the course was green and ready for competition. Rob did not stop watering; he was out with hoses conquering the dry conditions throughout the tournament days. He and his crew did a fantastic job presenting a challenging but fair golf course for the 72 players. The TRANS thanks Rob and his entire crew for their long days and nights, for their daily precise hole locations and for their never ending care of the course.
      Thank you to the staff, General Manager Rene Groeger, Golf Professionals Christ Uglick and Scott Swanson, and Assistant Meagan Davis, who were everywhere. They helped with players, helped with rules on the course, supervised spotters, kept the tournament supplied with cool towels, water…name it…they did it.
      The volunteers who worked on and off the course: Dick Karsten who manned the caddie bib distribution table; Lyn Snell who found a home away from home for many of our junior players…host homes were very much appreciated; spotters who kept an eye on player balls to keep the pace of play moving; to one and all who answered questions from players and the TRANS board….you made us, the TRANS, look good…THANK YOU, THANK YOU.
      Then there is the FOOD—the chef and his staff, the wait people in the club house and the snack bar absolutely outdid themselves providing the most delicious food, prompt service, unending smiles, and patience beyond belief with all of us who were present at Yakima Country Club.
     There is no way to thank the two ladies, Host Club Co-Chairman Ann Swanson and Terry Powell, for the hours they spent in preparing for this event; they brought back two former TRANS Champions,  hometown LPGA player Paige MacKenzie (2005 Amateur Champion) and  well known Washington state golfer, Edean Anderson Ihlanfeldt (1953 Amateur Champion), to speak at the Welcome Party the evening of the practice round on Monday, August 3. Not only did Ann and Terry prepare social events they also coordinated all events for the entire five-day championship schedule. The hours and energy they spent planning this event began in October, 2014 and never stopped until the last players and the last TRANS board member departed the Yakima Country Club on August 7.

Yakima Country Club staff and all members were the best of the bestest hosts!

merilee     The TRANS has a special request to make for all who know our Amateur Tournament Director, Merilee Giddings from Peachtree City, Ga.  She just completed a trip to Lake Forest Country Club in Lake St. Louis, MO to set up the course for the 2016 TRANS Amateur Championship. She was not feeling well at the time but she completed her task as only she can. She would not give up until all details were perfect. When she returned to her home, she underwent some tests only to find that cancer once again has found her. She has established a CaringBridge site. Please send her a note or two by  Clicking here.

2015 Women’s TRANS Four-Ball Championship
Sea Palms Resort
St. Simons Island, Georgia
April 21 – 23, 2015

2015 TRANS Four-Ball Champions
Mary Kay (M. K.) Zordani, Palm Desert, CA
Corey Weworski, Carlsbad, CA




The 2015 TRANS Annual is spectacular. Thank you
Wilma Gilliland for another edition that is
better than the last!
To place an advertisement in the 2015 TRANS Annual,



    united-states-golf-association The Trans takes great pride in our collection of scrapbooks, minutes, record books, films, photographs…name it, we have it. When the USGA asked associations such as the Trans for records to become a part of the permanent USGA Museum Collection, we delivered.
     Our TRANS donation is now a part of this collection; it will be digitized in 2014 and made available to the many researchers who use the USGA resources annually when the need arises. The USGA hopes to utilize the digital images through a web-based exhibit that will highlight women and golf which could potentially be seen by golf fans around the globe through the Museum’s digital and media programs.
     Thank You to the women, like our own Wilma Gilliland, for preserving our past and present and for making us aware of our responsibility to continue.  Wilma is the editor-in-chief of the Trans annual; the 2014 edition is remarkable, as usual!  The Trans accepted a certificate from the USGA acknowledging our contribution. CLICK HERE  to view it. We will keep you informed on the progress of this achievement.