Women's Nine Hole Golf Association

Women’s Nine Hole Golf Association

Women's Nine Hold Golf Association

History

1975

WNHGA was officially established with bylaws. First clubs were Almaden, Contra Costa, Palo Alto, Peninsula, Richmond, Round Hill, San Jose, Saratoga, Sequoyah and The Villages

The first Tournament of Champions was held. The entry fee was $1.00. Golf balls were the prizes

1981

WNHGA started recruiting clubs from the Central Valley. Unification of handicapping pursued. In the past, each club had a handicap chair who had to figure all of the handicaps for each member

1983

The first Open Day was held at Crow Canyon Country Club. Picture of WNHGA officers first printed in the NCGA book

1984

WNHGA was incorporated. The Association contracted with IDC to do the handicapping for all the clubs

1985

The first Fairway News was published

1986

Four portions of the Captain’s Manual were completed

1991

First WNHGA Corena Green Classic for Junior Girls

1994

Rules seminars were established

1998

WNHGA recognized by the USGA as the only independent nine-hole association

2002

Computerized handicap services now provided by GHIN with members being able to post scores on the computers located at their club, or at home using the internet.

2006

WNHGA website established – www.wnhga.com. Fairway News published in color, including pictures from member clubs.

2008

WNHGA adds Marker Training to the Rules Seminars

2010

Computerized scoring instituted at all WNHGA tournaments.

2012

New, interactive website at WNHGA.com (replaces Fairway News), WNHGA Captain’s Manual online

2017

WNHGA website was redesigned & launched by one of our very own Directors

2018

Individual 9 hole members are allowed to be members of any organized 18 hole group