The Associated Women’s Golfers of Annandale CC hosted their annual Women’s mixer on Thursday, March 3.
The Associated Women’s Golfers of Annandale was one of the first women’s clubs to support the SCGA Junior Golf Foundation after the SCGA and WSCGA merged in 2017 and has continually supported the Foundation’s Deb Long Drive that provides funding for Girls Golf programming.
Sophia Martinez (age 17), Salma Ibrahim (17), Siham Ibrahim (15), Carolina Pedroza (15) and Oliviah Chavez (16) from the Southeast Los Angeles community were each placed in a foursome with three members from the women’s club in this 5-hole scramble event.
“It was fun to play with the Annandale women and be able to connect with them on a personal level through the round. I loved the beauty of the golf course,” said Sophia Martinez.
Following golf was a reception where SCGA Junior Scholar Juliette Ruaux, who currently plays on the women’s golf team at Occidental College, spoke about her involvement in the SCGA Junior programs and the impact the Foundation has made on her.
SCGA Junior Golf Foundation Scholarship Committee Member and Annandale member, Julie Gallant, said of the event, “Events like the Annandale mixer that include both junior golfers and women golf club members are a win-win for all participants. The juniors get to experience golf at a private club and they have the opportunity to meet women golfers from varied backgrounds, ages and golf skills”.
This mixer was an amazing opportunity for our girl golfers to meet and get advice from women who are both passionate about the game and successful off the course. The women were all impressed by the girls’ golf skills and ability to network and mingle with the women.
The event was a huge success as the Associated Women’s Golfers of Annandale raised $3,500 for the growth of Girls Golf programs.
Gallant urges other clubs to follow in their footsteps, “I hope Annandale and other private clubs continue to support the SCGA Junior Golf Foundation by including junior golfers in some of our events”.
Martinez added, “I am extremely grateful for all the donations given. You all have helped so many juniors with the opportunity to play such a beautiful sport”.
If your club is interested in hosting juniors and supporting the Foundation, please reach out to Jennifer Seislove at email@example.com.