The first Washington Women’s Amateur Championship was held in 1994 at Twin Lakes Golf and Country Club in Federal Way. Caroline Speigelberg (now Matelski), who at the time was playing on the University of Washington women’s golf team, had set a goal of having her name be the first one engraved on the new trophy – and she came away with a two-shot victory. After college, she played professionally for a couple years, but soon regained her amateur status and, admittedly burned out, eventually stopped playing altogether. In February of this year, she picked up the game again as a way of spending time with her daughter, who was showing interest in the game. Caroline is all-in again, playing in the 2021 Washington Women’s Mid-Amateur along with several other tournaments, all with a new attitude and enjoyment for the game.
Read the full transcript from Caroline Matelski’s Pod for the Course interview.