In 1976 three public club professionals -- Everett Vinzant, Overland Park; Vic Sirna, Southview; and Carl Pugh, St. Andrews – thought women who played at public courses should have an opportunity to compete with players from other public courses, as did members of private clubs through the Kansas City Golf Association. They involved club pros at two additional courses –Shamrock Hills and Rockwood – and each named two or three representatives to organize the WGKCPLA.
The first meeting of these representatives was Jan 31, 1977 – 11 members represented 5 courses. The representatives were:
· Edna Farrar and Loretta Kobus from Overland Park
· Pek Heidrick and Katie Quiett from Rockwood
· Toni Creamer and Van Elder from Shamrock
· Gwynn Drown and Betty Reed from Southview
· Joyce Hamill, Monty Miller and Mary Spradlin from St. Andrew's
Our 1st Officers were President: Edna M. Farra, Vice President: Monty Miller, Secretary: Betty Reed, Treasurer: Toni Creamer, Sports Chairman: Loretta Kobus and Publicity Chairman: Gwynn Drown. (Read more under the "Our History Tab")
Today our Association hosts outings at over 25 participating public courses throughout the Kansas City metropolitan area from April through October. Each play date players are divided into flights to better balance the competition. Our format is individual stroke.
Players must have an established 18-hole USGA handicap and no higher than 38.4 to be eligible for membership. Winners are announced after each day of play with payout at the end of the season for Gross Medalist and Net Medalist over all, 1st, 2nd and 3rd low gross and 1st, 2nd and 3rd low net in each flight. The Annual Registration Fee is $55.00. If you are interested in joining, click the link on the MEMBERSHIP tab above for the enrollment form.
Mailing Address: WGKCPLA - c/o Chris Baird
25461 Tonganoxie Drive
Leavenworth, KS 66048
Any questions? Please contact us at the address above.
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The mission of the Women's Greater Kansas City Public Links Association is to provide a spirit-filled, organized environment in which individuals who share a common desire to develop or improve their golfing skills can share in this life experience with other individuals.
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Women's Greater Kansas City Public Links Association