Ann Swanson – Hall of famer, golf historian, and champion talks history of the game in Washington

In 2010, Ann Swanson knew she was in line to become president of the Washington State Women’s Golf Association (WSWGA) in 2012. So in preparation, she went all-in by writing and publishing a book about the 90-year history of the WSWGA. Founded in 1922, the WSWGA is celebrating its centennial in 2022, along with WA Golf’s centennial in 2022.

Ann twice won the Washington Senior Women’s Amateur (2000-2001), won the WSWGA Championship nine times (and was runner-up nine times), and won the Seattle Women’s Golf Association (SWGA) title seven times. Ann also wrote and published a history book about the SWGA. She has several other titles to her credit, all of which led to her being inducted into the Pacific Northwest Golf Hall of Fame in 2007. In this podcast, Ann talks about the beginnings of golf in the state, which led to the founding of the WSWGA (and WSGA, now WA Golf).

Read the full transcript from Ann Swanson’s Pod for the Course interview.

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