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Women’s TRANS National Golf Association

 

86th Women’s Trans National Golf Association

2016 TRANS AMATEUR CHAMPION
BETHANY WU, Diamond Bar, CA


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2016 WOMEN’S TRANS NATIONAL GOLF ASSOCIATION
FOUR-BALL CHAMPIONS
KIM EATON, MESA, ARIZONA
LEIGH KLASSE, SURPRISE, ARIZONA

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    2016 marked our 25th anniversary…our Four-Ball Championship celebrated with a wonderful evening fiesta under the Arizona skies. All 120 ladies were present to raise their glasses to another 25 years including one team of two who have not missed a year playing in this event.

Barbara Astorg and Marge Dorsey have supported this championship from year one and return each year to meet and greet old friends and find new friends.

 Coming in 2017 

 

July 10 – 14, 2017 Trans Amateur Championship
Mid Pines Inn and Golf Club
Southern Pines, NC 

    

 April 24 – 27, 2017 Trans Four-Ball Championship
Temecula Creek Inn
Temecula, California


MERILEE GIDDINGS

She was our friend, our co-worker, our Amateur Championship Director. Merilee Giddings passed away on December 29. She was a treasure that will be missed by each and every member of the WTNGA Board. We thank all of you for extending your thoughts and prayers to her through her CaringBridge site. She fought to the end and with the same grace and patience that we witnessed from her throughout our years of friendship; she never complained just faced her destiny along with her dear friend pictured here, Phoenix. We will miss her smile, her knowledge of golf, her undying need to make sure the player was presented a well defined venue for each and every championship. In her mind, the player came first. She was a classy lady and our hearts are broken.

 

RAYMOND BRUCE GILLILAND
It is with heavy heart that we announce the  passing of Bruce Gilliland, husband of our newly announced Honorary Director and long time member of the TRANS, Wilma Gilliland. Bruce and Wilma were married for 73 years.
Bruce’s contributions to golf began in 1966 when the Kimball, Nebraska City/County Park and Recreation Board was formed and decided to build a Complex complete with 4 Baseball Fields, Archery Range, Trap Club, Tennis Courts and of course a golf course. Bruce designed 9 holes and with help from hired contractors the original 9 was completed in 1969. Bruce did all of the surveying, design and a lot of the manual labor. The second 9 was completed in 1993. Once again Bruce did all the surveying, design and a lot of the manual labor, but this time very little outside help was used. Bruce and his gang of young men also converted the original manual watering system with a fully automated system. Everyday you could see Bruce down in a trench helping the boys with a fitting or a valve or simply hand digging the trench.
One day Bruce and Wilma were driving home from a trip and were talking about the congestion that the Junior Golf program caused around the Pro Shop, putting green and driving range. Bruce told Wilma ‘You get the money and I will build it’, well they did and he did. In 1995 they applied for a Junior Golf Grant from the United States Golf Association and received $35,000.00. Bruce built 2 greens and a driving range tee, one of the greens even has a sand trap beside it. Later he even designed and built a gazebo beside the Junior Golf building. There is never a charge to play these holes and Juniors have priority. It is a great place to practice your short game and many times you will see adults with children playing a few holes.

For 21 years Bruce was the volunteer Scoreboard Printer for the Women’s Trans National Golf Association and also did the scoreboard for the USGA Women’s Amateur Public Links Championship for several years. Bruce was a founding member of the Kimball Rotary Club and a member of the Kimball Country Club since 1961. He was a founding member of the Nebraska State Sand Greens Golf Association, Co-founder of the Panhandle Golf Association and a Lifetime Member of the Nebraska Golf Association.

The 2016 TRANS Annual is spectacular.
Thank you Wilma Gilliland for this, your swansong edition.
Your devotion to this publication has been incredible.

USGA MUSEUM COLLECTION

    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.