The Women’s Oklahoma Golf Association is a 501c3 charitable organization that promotes amateur golf to women and girls of all ages and all skill levels. The WOGA is recognized as the authority on all that is junior girls’ and women’s amateur golf in Oklahoma. All donations are tax-deductible.
The WOGA fulfills its mission by:
By-Laws and Policies
To view any of the documents below simply click on the document name.
History of the Women’s Oklahoma Golf Association
The Women’s Oklahoma Golf Association was founded in 1915 to crown a Women’s Oklahoma State Amateur Champion and promote women’s golf in Oklahoma. In the nearly 100 years since it’s founding, the WOGA has crowned a State Amateur Champion in all but four years. Throughout the history of the WOGA, the affairs of WOGA have been run by an all-volunteer Board of Directors.
The first Women’s Oklahoma State Amateur Championship was held at the Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club in 1915. Mrs. Arthur A. Will was the first champion awarded the prestigious State Amateur Championship trophy. The trophy was donated by the Morris Plan Company and is one of the most spectacular trophies in the world of golf. The State Amateur Championship was not held in 1918 due to World War I nor in 1943, 1944 or 1945 due to World War II. The Championship has been contested on the finest golf courses in the state, with Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club hosting this prestigious event more than any other golf course. Patty McGraw Coatney holds more titles than any other golfer with nine titles. The State Amateur Championship has been a match play event since its inception keeping with the tradition of the original format for amateur golf. Women amateurs, college players and junior golfers have all vied for the Championship title. With many flights in the Championship, all levels of players have competed, enjoying new and old friendships and participating in social events. Through the years, many matches have ended with a handshake, a cold drink and a new lifelong friendship. For elite players, it is the most important championship of their summer schedule; and for most players, it is the most important championship for their social schedule.
In 1950, the WOGA added a Girls’ Junior State Championship for girls age 17 and under to promote junior girls’ golf in Oklahoma. Over the years, scholarships have been awarded and the WOGA has provided a platform for young girls to be recognized as viable candidates for collegiate scholarships. WOGA Girls’ Junior Champions have won numerous college scholarships and qualified for the LPGA, Futures and European Tours.
The WOGA Senior State Amateur Championship, for ladies 50 and over, started in 1977. Lee Ellen Thurman holds a record seven Senior Championships. In 1994, the WOGA added a State Partnership Championship. The WOGA Mid-Amateur State Championship, for women age 25 and up, was started in 1996. In 2003, a WOGA State Stroke Play Championship was added to the Mid-Am Championship. The inaugural WOGA Cup Club Team Championship was held in May 2011 at Oakwood Country Club, Enid.
Throughout it’s almost 100-year history, the WOGA has provided an environment for women and young girls to enjoy social camaraderie and provided a variety of tournaments and formats that all players, at all ages, and at all levels of play may enjoy. The WOGA provides various services and programs that promote junior girls’ and women’s golf. The WOGA is the USGA-recognized organizational leader for girls’ and women’s amateur golf in Oklahoma.
Rule of the Week
33-2a/12 Internal Boundary Between Holes
It is proposed to install boundary stakes between two holes as a safety measure. It would prevent players playing a "dog-leg" hole from driving onto the fairway of another hole in order to cut the "dog-leg." Is it permissible to establish such a boundary?
($7,500 and up)
Dunk 'n Divot Committee
Sheila & Joey Dills
($5,000 - $7,499)
Goodin Family Found.
Kathy & Bob West
Gold ($2,500 - $4,999)
Anchor Drilling Fluids
Silver ($1,000 - $2,499)
Boylan Family Found.
Connie & Jeff Cope
Leigh Ann & Frank Fore
Women's Oklahoma Golf
Hall of Fame
Junior and High School Girls' Grants Program
Grant applications are due October 15. Click here to download a Grant Application. Thank you to all donors & bidders who participated in the online auction benefitting Junior and High School Girls Grants Program. Thanks to your support WOGA will disburse grants to deserving high school girls' golf programs this fall.
Ask A WOGA Rules Official
Ask a WOGA Official a question about a rule! Click here to submit your question.