The Texas Chapter kicked off the 2010 season with the Annual Membership Drive on March 30th at the PGA Tour Superstore in Plano, TX. The Saturday morning play days have started as well as the planning for the 7th ANNUAL RALLY FOR THE CURE© Tournament in September. Everyone is excited and looking forward to a great season.
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Texas Chapter's Beginnings
Prior to 2003, three members of the Columbus chapter relocated to the Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX area and decided to form a Texas chapter. A membership drive was held and a chapter was formed with 15 charter members. Some were first-time golfers and enrolled in a “player's performance program” at Cowboys Golf Club.
There was a lot of activity in 2005, as the Texas chapter's membership grew to 27, and was composed of ladies throughout the Dallas-Ft. Worth Metroplex. Some members and their families traveled to Ohio to participate in the annual Ebony Ladies Golf Classic; and a foursome represented the chapter at the CITE (Verizon) Golf Tournament. The chapter was also featured on the Susan G. Komen “Rally for a Cure” website.
The 2006, 2007, and 2008 seasons were awesome as the League experienced tremendous growth. The ladies continued their development and expanded networking opportunities. Chapter events and activity also increased.
- Rules & Etiquette Clinic, which later became an annual event
- Golf lessons with noted instructor Amy Fox, who was named one of the Top 50 Instructors by Golf for Women magazine - 1999 & 2005
- “Friday Nights at the Range" giving members more opportunities to practice together and network
- Alternate play days between 9-hole and 18-hole courses to accommodate beginner to advanced levels
- Night tee times during Texas' dog days of summer
- The Annual “Rally for a Cure” tournament, now being held at an 18-hole course
- Field Day Fall tournament to recognize member acheivements throughout the season
- Annual golf clinic hosted by ELGL Consultant Mary Lou Crocker who helps prepare members for the upcoming season
The Texas Chapter continued to grow into 2009 and membership increased to 50 members, including several junior members.
Play days for the Texas chapter are held on the first and third Saturdays of each month from April through October at selct golf courses in the DFW area.
ELGL members actively support other organizations participating in tournaments hosted by local groups. Others members volunteer on Sunday afternoons with the LPGA-USGA Girls Golf Program of Dallas assisting young ladies in learning the game, improving golf skills, and learning invaluable lessons in golf etiquette, teamwork, and respect.
The Ebony Ladies Golf League is fortunate to have on board two golf Professionals who serve as Consultants to the entire League. In their roles, Mary Lou Crocker and Renee Powell help coordinate golf events; provide lessons and conduct clinics for members; ensure that league members stay abreast of changes in USGA rules; and provide support for League operations, policies and procedures.