GAM News
Michigan Women’s Golf Association (MWGA) Announces 2019 Hall of Fame Members
March 18, 2019
Written By: shelton@mwgolf.org

Honorary Members – Judy Figa and Jean Murray were named MWGA Honorary Members and will be honored on Friday, July 13 at Hawk Hollow Golf Club in Bath at the 2019 MWGA Hall of Fame Dinner.

Judy Figa has been a dedicated member of the MWGA, WMGA, GAM and Michigan Golf Foundation Hall of Fame Committee. Her 33 years of service includes being a GAM Governor, Course Rater and Captain and Rules Official.

Jean Murray is well-known as a Champion Golfer and for her service to the game. She has won 10 MWGA State Titles and the very first GAM Women’s Senior Championship. She has played in 7 Atlas Cups and was on the GAM Senior Women’s Honor roll 4 times and played in 2 US Senior Women’s Championships. She won the prestigious Spring Lake Invitational at the age of 70 after two hip replacements. She has been a GAM Governor and Rules Official since 2003 and is a strong advocate of Senior Women’s Championships.

Hall of Fame Members – Julia Baldwin, Debra Horning, Martha MacIntosh, Pat Meyers, Jeanne Myers, and Debbie Williams-Hoak will be inducted into the MWGA Golf Hall of Fame on Friday, July 13 at Hawk Hollow Golf Club in Bath at the 2019 MWGA Hall of Fame Dinner.

Julia Baldwin, an early City of Detroit Champion, has been involved in junior golf and for 27 years has taught golf to hundreds of young people in Detroit through the Tee Set, Police Athletic League (PAL), First tee, Midnight Golf and the MWGA LPGA/USGA Girls Golf Program. She is a delightful inspiration to both young people and adults.

Debra Horning has dedicated 23 years of service to the MWGA as Secretary and Tournament Administrator for the MWGA. She is a 7- time MWGA Player or Golfer of the Year and played 4 times on the Atlas Cup Team. She also played in the US Senior Women’s Amateur Championship in 2009.

Martha MacIntosh, a MWGA member for 33 years and a former Governor of the GAM, has served as a Rules Official for numerous Championships. She served as a golf administrator for the MI Women’s Amateur and the Women’s Interstate Mid-AM Championship. She received the Women’s Golf Leadership award in 2001.

Pat Meyers has been a dedicated MWGA member since 1986. She has also served in leadership roles for the Women’s Suburban League and the WMGA. She is a supporter of the Michigan Golf Foundation, the Michigan Golf Hall of Fame, and the GAM and MWGA Foundations and College and Junior Golf Organizations.

Jeanne Myers was inducted into the Michigan Golf Hall of Fame in 2006 and received the GAM Distinguished Service award in 2018. She has been a Rules Official for National and International major Golf Championships. She has conducted hundreds of rules seminars with her famous “Rules Rug”. She is the first female GAM Governor and President.

Debbie Williams-Hoak was an elite US Olympic javelin thrower before winning 2 Michigan Women’s Amateur Titles and playing in 7 US National Championships and on the LPGA Tour. She coaches the MWGA LPGA/USGA Girls Golf Program. She has been named the Michigan High School Golf Coach of the Year 3 times. She received the LPGA’s Sandy La Bauve Spirit Award for the top LPGA Teaching Professional in the LPGA Girls Golf Program in 2018. She was inducted into the Michigan Golf Hall of Fame in 2018.

Please visit www.mwga-hof.org for further details on the accomplishments of these outstanding women. All are invited to celebrate the 2019 MWGA Hall of Fame Dinner and Induction Ceremony on Friday, July 13 at Hawk Hollow Golf Club in Bath. Details will be on the website.

Also visit www.mwgolf.org to learn more about the Michigan Women’s Golf Association and what membership has to offer. In addition to 10 planned competitions, such as stroke play, scrambles and four-ball, members receive:

  • New member briefing, rules clinic and skills clinic
  • Match play league
  • Discounted entry fee into the golf competitions
  • Timely online news and updates, an informative website
  • An MWGA Girls Golf Program, conducted in cooperation with the LPGA and USGA
  • Golf Association of Michigan membership, including the gold GAM golf discount card, the Michigan Links course directory and an official GAM/USGA GHIN handicap index
  • USGA Rules of Golf book

 

Some upcoming competitions include:

  • 5/11 – Spring meeting, lunch and 2-Woman Scramble/Guest Day, Lake Forest, Ann Arbor
  • 5/25 – 2-Person (male partners can play in this one) Four-Ball, Whispering Pines, Pinckney
  • 6/9– Spring Stroke Play, Devils Ridge, Oxford
  • 6/23 – Stableford, Eagle Crest, Ypsilanti

 

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