Fall is Here – Perfect Golf Weather!

I am very proud of the Women’s Congressional Golf Association’s 15th season this year. Our all-volunteer board has been fantastic in organizing activities for golfers of every skill level all summer long. But there is still plenty of time to pick up the game as a beginner or improve your game.

We have a few, very affordable clinics coming up, and our clinic co-chairs are planning another six-week Get Golf Ready beginner series starting in October. We are also holding our annual Halloween golf tournament open to WCGA members and friends and family on October 25th that is always a lot of fun.

For friends and colleagues who still join, their membership will remain current through next season so start spreading the word about WCGA.

Continue to check our events tab, like our Facebook site, or contact me at President@wcga.org for more information and to share any ideas you may have for events.

Thanks for your continued support of women’s golf and WCGA. Best, Sally

WCGA Members Raise Money for Girls Golf Program

IMG_6938Marathon golfers LeeAnn Peterson and Anne Fabry participated in the inaugural First Tee of Greater Washington, DC Golf-A-Thon. By getting pledges for playing 36 holes in one day, Anne and LeeAnn raised $1,500 for the First Tee’s Girls Golf Program. The funding will be used to continue supporting college scholarships for local First Tee girls.

Overall, the first ever Golf-A-Thon was a huge success. For the Drive, Chip and Putt Championship, 50 boys and girls ages 7-18 participated. In addition, the marathon participants played nearly 1,200 holes of golf with the leader at 115!

In total, the event surpassed the fundraising goals and raised $17,500. I know this would not have been possible without WCGA’s support. Please extend our sincere gratitude to LeeAnn and Anne for playing an important role in making this event a success.

Spotlighting WCGA Members

WCGA wanted to start spotlighting the diverse group of our women members from young staff assistants to seasoned lobbyists. Our first profile is WCGA’s Board member Barbara (Barb) Dodge.

Barb Dodge away from Capitol Hill

Barb Dodge away from Capitol Hill

Barbara Dodge, WCGA Membership Co-chair
Barb has more enthusiasm and energy than almost any other WCGA member. She’s worked on Capitol Hill for the last 16 years starting as a scheduler and now serves as a Financial Administrator for several Hill offices. She started golf later in life when she went back to school get her Bachelor’s degree eight years ago and needed a PE class. She took a golf class to fulfill the requirement and has been hooked ever since. She credits WCGA as being a big help and encouragement to continue golfing. As Barb says, “this is a lifelong activity that I hope to improve upon. Even if I don’t improve, I will still enjoy it.” Barb lives in Frederick, Maryland and is married with two sons.