The 'Golden Age' of Women's Golf in Washington

Beginning in 1955, there was a 13-year period during which there were only two years when a Washington golfer was not in the final of the U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship. L to R: Anne (Quast) Sander, JoAnne (Gunderson) Carner, Patricia…

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…

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…