Sharon Johnston – Past president of WA Golf and the WSWGA talks about her journey from the sideline to the headline

When Sharon Johnston started playing golf in 1975, she went all in, both on and off the course. A natural athlete, she began competing almost immediately. As a member of Fircrest Golf Club, she became involved with the Washington State Women’s Golf Association (WSWGA), and in 1984 served as its president. In 1998, she would win the WSWGA Championship, adding her name to a list of prominent champions. She competed in the inaugural Washington Women’s Amateur in 1994. She soon became involved with the WSGA (now WA Golf), first as a Club Representative, then as a member of the Board of Directors, and then as a member of the WSGA Executive Committee. She served as the chair of the WSGA Championship Committee from 1997-2007, and was instrumental in the expansion of WA Golf’s statewide championships. She had to step down from that role only because she became the first woman president of the WSGA in the fall of 2007, and would carry out those duties for two years. Her other volunteer roles include serving on the WA Golf Course Rating team, as well as the Rules committee.

Read the full transcript from Sharon Johnston’s Pod for the Course interview.

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