South Carolina Senior Women's Golf Association


Membership Information  & History


S.C. Senior W.G.A. Membership Information

This Association is composed of 400 Regular Members and Special Categories.  These categories include Honorary Members, Past Presidents, Charter Members, Super Seniors and Associate Members.  Any woman amateur golfer, who has reached the age of 50 years, is a legal resident of the State for at least six months each year, and holds a current USGA Handicap Card is eligible for membership subject to the Membership Committee procedure.  Six month residents may play in any one-day tournament.  Only full time South Carolina residents may play in the Championship Tournament.

REGULAR MEMBERS       Composed of 400 members at all times.  Pay annual dues and meet   attendance requirement of one tournament during the year.

HONORARY    Former Regular Members who are now members of the S.C. Golf Hall of Fame.  Pay no dues and do not have to meet attendance requirements.

PAST PRESIDENTS Members who have served as President of S.C.S.W.G.A. Pay annual dues and do not have to meet attendance requirements.  They receive automatic entry into all tournaments

CHARTER        Members who drew up and signed the original Charter at the inaugural meeting on April 27, 1970.  Pay annual dues and do not have to meet attendance requirements.

SUPER SENIORS     Members who have reached their 70th birthday. Pay annual dues and do not have to meet attendance requirements. 

ASSOCIATE     Members in good standing for 5 years who can no longer compete.  Pay annual dues.  They are non-voting social members.

WAITING LIST        Women golfers who are eligible and desire membership in S.C.S.W.G.A. may submit an application to the Membership Chairman.  If it is received after the deadline for inclusion in the Handbook,  her name is then placed on the Waiting List for one year only.  No dues are paid at that time.  At the end of the year she will be sent a notice inviting her to become a Regular Member depending on membership totals.  Dues are paid at that time.

 (Revised 2008)


From 1964 to 1970, women golfers in South Carolina who had reached the age of “wisdom and distinction” (50 years) competed in the Senior Division of the Women’s South Carolina Golf Association annual championships.  This was the only senior women’s event in the State at that time.

In 1970, a move began within the W.S.C.G.A. to set up an entirely separate organization that would enable more senior women to participate in an annual championship and, as the proposed constitution put it, ...”to encourage friendly golf competition and good fellowship among senior players…”  On April 27th that year, Jane Covington presided at a special meeting held at Forest Lake Club, Columbia for the purpose of organizing the South Carolina Senior Women’s Golf Association.  The Constitution, By-Laws and Tournament Regulations were adopted and signed by 59 Charter Members from 19 W.S.C.G.A. clubs.  (These 59 Charter Members are listed below.)  Officers were elected:

President                      Georgia Hart              President Elect              Ann Albergotti

Secretary                      Marie Kessler             Treasurer                      Jean Clark

Members-at-Large       Addie Chapman, Polly Hitchcock, Annette Roddey, Becky Becker

Meeting in June and September, this Board immediately made plans for the first Annual Championship and Meeting of the South Carolina Senior Women’s Golf Association, which was held at the Country Club of Charleston on October 27, 1970.  The Seal of the South Carolina Senior Women’s Golf Association, which Marie Kessler had so beautifully designed, was presented.  In moving that the Seal be adopted, Annette Roddey added, “…with the clear understanding that lavender and old lace never be incorporated in its design.”  The motion was carried!

As the founders of the South Carolina Senior Women’s Golf Association intended for its members, friendly competition and good fellowship abound and enthusiasm for this incredible game has never been greater! 


Charter Members

Charter Members are those who signed the Charter at the inaugural meeting on April 27, 1970

                        1.                     Ann Albergotti                                             Forest Lake Country Club

                        2.                     Majorie Allan                                                 Columbia Country Club

                        3.                     Mae Anderson                                             Dunes Golf & Beach Club

                        4.                     Ruby M. Anderson                                         Anderson Country Club

                        5.                     Becky Becker                                                  Surf Golf & Beach Club

                        6.                     Rose F. Berry                                                 Columbia Country Club

                        7.                     Ann C. Boinest                                            Forest Lake Country Club

                        8.                     Emilie C. Caughman                                    Forest Lake Country Club

                        9.                     Addie Chapman                                             Anderson Country Club

                        10.                  Jean C. Clark                                               Orangeburg Country Club

                        11.                  Fran Cody                                                        Lan-Yair Country Club

                        12.                  Georganne L. Coker                                 Midland Valley Country Club

                        13.                  Doris Collar                                                    Columbia Country Club

                        14.                  Dot Council                                                 Orangeburg Country Club

                        15.                  Carolyn Cudone                                            Dunes Golf & Beach Club

                        16.                  Jackie DeBruhl                                                Columbia Country Club

                        17.                  Doris Edwards                                             Forest Lake Country Club

                        18.                  Mary Ann Emens                                             Columbia Country Club

                        19.                  Virginia H. Etherridge                               Midland Valley Country Club

                        20.                  Eleanor W. Gordon                                                Rock Hill Golf Club

                        21.                  Genola Hall                                                       Fort Mill Country Club

                        22.                  Georgia Hart                                                Forest Lake Country Club

                        23.                  Patsy Hinnant                                                  Columbia Country Club

                        24.                  Polly Hitchcock                                            Spartanburg Country Club

                        25.                  Agnes P. Hoffman                                    Midland Valley Country Club

                        26.                  Barbara B. Hoffman                                          Fort Jackson Golf Club

                        27                   Helen Huckabee                                               Florence Country Club

                        28.                  Lois C. Jones                                                   Columbia Country Club

                        29.                  Marie Kessler                                                 Greenville Country Club

                        30.                  Ruth M. Kronrad                                               Fort Jackson Golf Club

                        31.                  Frances Leitner                                                       Fort Mill Golf Club

                        32.                  Mildred Linton                                              Forest Lake Country Club

                        33.                  Ruth Love                                                       Columbia Country Club

                        34.                  Nora Arnold Mabry                                       Greenwood Country Club

                        35.                  Jo Marchant                                                      Foothills Country Club

                        36.                  Edna A. Mauger                                              Columbia Country Club

                        37.                  Nell M. McKane                                       Midland Valley Country Club

                        38.                  Dee Molan                                                       Fort Jackson Golf Club

                        39.                  Helen Odiorne                                                Columbia Country Club

                        40.                  Maggie Phillips                                                 Fort Jackson Golf Club

                        41.                  Nell W. Phillips                                                Columbia Country Club

                        42                   Ada Lee Pleasants                                      Spring Valley Country Club

                        43.                  Charlotte S. Praete                                          Columbia Country Club

                        44.                  Carrie Pregnall                                                Columbia Country Club

                        45.                  Grace L. Robertson                                                 Fort Mill Golf Club

                        46.                  Annette Roddey                                                  Sunset Country Club

                        47.                  Irene Adger Scott                                         Forest Lake Country Club

                        48.                  Emily T. Scurry                                             Forest Lake Country Club

                        49.                  Mildred M. Simmons                                     Greenwood Country Club

                        50.                  Fanny Sorrell                                                   Columbia Country Club

                        51.                  Ruth Stubblefield                                          Greenwood Country Club

                        52.                  Evelyn Surasky                                         Midland Valley Country Club

                        53.                  Frances Taylor                                                        Fort Mill Golf Club

                        54.                  Virginia Taylor                                                Columbia Country Club

                        55.                  Neoma N. Tobias                                         Forest Lake Country Club

                        56.                  Tina Trotter                                               Spring Valley Country Club

                        57.                  Emmie D. Trulick                                         Orangeburg Country Club

                        58.                  Camille Winters                                               Columbia Country Club

                        59.                  Ruth F. Woolfe                                                  Camden Country Club