Corena Green Classic

Corena Green Classic

The 32nd Annual Women’s Nine Hole Golf Association’s Corena Green Classic for Junior Girls will be held on Thursday, July 28, 2022, at Del Rio Golf & Country Club, Modesto. The format will be as in past years with all girls playing 9 holes. Girls, ages 8 through 12, will play from forward tees and girls 13 through 17 will play from the ladies’ regulation tees. This year’s theme will include Tutus & Tiaras.

We have been in full planning mode since the beginning of the year and we are thankful that COVID restrictions are enabling us to hold this very important event. We will be adhering to all current state and local guidelines as well as on course golf procedures to create a safe playing opportunity for our participants, parents and spectators. WNHGA feels confident that together with the staff and volunteers at Del Rio GCC we will have a safe and fun tournament.

With the generous donations of the WNHGA member clubs, we are able to sponsor this tournament and give our top winners over $8,000 in gift certificates redeemable at their choice of post high school institutions. The gift certificates will be awarded to the low gross winners in the 14 through 17 age-groups. (See USGA Rules of Amateur Status for Juniors.) In addition to the gift certificates, awards will be presented to winners of each age group, plus tee prizes for all girls.

The field will be limited to the first 52 applicants in the 8 through 13 age-group, and to the first 52 applicants in the 14 through 17 age-group. The 2021 participants will receive their invitations to the event by early April followed by an open invitation to the WNHGA clubs for all girls 8 to 17 years of age at which time we will post the entry form information on the website.

Looking forward to seeing everyone at Del Rio next year, Judi Phillips, Director of Junior Golf

Tutus and Tiaras

Corena Green History

The Corena Green tournament is named in honor and memory of a WNHGA director who was an avid supporter of women’s golf. During her second term of office, as president in the late 1980’s, she began to promote the idea of junior golf for girls. Although, WNHGA had supported junior golf, it soon became apparent that girls were relegated to secondary consideration. Thus, the idea of a special tournament for girls only, funded by WNHGA, was born.

Corena’s sudden death in 1990, during her last year on the WNHGA Board, came as a shock to all who knew her. Her many friends throughout the WNHGA clubs wanted to honor her, so in consultation with her family, the WNHGA Corena Green Classic for Junior Girls golf tournament was born.

The success of this annual tournament would not be possible without the ongoing support from all of the WNHGA member clubs in the form of volunteers and donations. The money donated covers tee prizes, award trophies and advanced education gift certificates. This tournament is open to any junior girl, ages 8 to 17, who is sponsored by a WNHGA club. Neither the girl, nor her family, need to be a member of a WNHGA club, but she should have played some golf and have some basic knowledge of the game and rules.