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
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
The first Open Day was held at Crow Canyon Country Club. Picture of WNHGA officers first printed in the NCGA book
WNHGA was incorporated. The Association contracted with IDC to do the handicapping for all the clubs
The first Fairway News was published
Four portions of the Captain’s Manual were completed
First WNHGA Corena Green Classic for Junior Girls
Rules seminars were established
WNHGA recognized by the USGA as the only independent nine-hole association
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.
WNHGA website established – www.wnhga.com. Fairway News published in color, including pictures from member clubs.
WNHGA adds Marker Training to the Rules Seminars
Computerized scoring instituted at all WNHGA tournaments.
New, interactive website at WNHGA.com (replaces Fairway News), WNHGA Captain’s Manual online
WNHGA website was redesigned & launched by one of our very own Directors
Individual 9 hole members are allowed to be members of any organized 18 hole group