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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.

  2016 Women’s TRANS National GA Amateur Championship
will be conducted at Lake Forest Country Club, Lake St. Louis, Missouri, 
July 11 – 15, 2016.
If you are not familiar with this event, click on the Amateur link above and it will lead you
to the Amateur page where you will see a link to the Amateur Invitation as well as many
other links about the Amateur Championship.

The Holiday Inn Express & Suites located in O’Fallon, MO is still accepting reservations, CLICK HERE to reserve your room.
Entries will be accepted until the field of 120 has been reached.
Click here to view the list of accepted 2016 Amateur Players.

Carved out of the beautiful, serene hillsides high atop the lovely community of Lake Saint Louis, a unique and exciting experience is just waiting to happen. From the pristine golf course, with its manicured greens and its lush fairways, to a spectacular view of the surrounding countryside, Lake Forest Country Club is waiting to open its doors and welcome the TRANS. The Lake Forest Country Club friendly and efficient staff, with their warm and caring personal attention, will cater to the needs of all players. Lake Forest Country Club is located just 35 miles west of St. Louis, Missouri.

Click on the Amateur Link above to select entry options.  See you in Missouri soon!

As we continue to work toward the opening day of the Trans Amateur at Lake Forest Country Club, the Trans would like to thank Christy Sparks, Area Manager, Copying Concepts for their donation of a copy machine for use during our event. We thank them for their generosity. The Trans produces many printing projects for our players, our Trans Board and the spectators that help us to run a tournament that is second best to the USGA. Thank you.  

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



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.


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


    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.