The Tega Cay Ladies Golf Association recently held its member/guest tournament at the Tega Cay Golf Club, something that six years ago would have been hard to do. .
About six years ago, the Ladies Golf Association had only about 15 members, said outgoing President Susan Gauff. They are up to 53 members this year and the recent member/guest tournament attracted 60 ladies and 30 teams of two in the best ball tournament.
Gauff credits the rise in ladies golf to do with the city putting money into the golf course itself and making it into one of the better courses in the region.
“That reputation is spreading,” Gauff said. “It is a very woman-friendly course.”
Gauff should know as her and her playing partner, Mary Wannamaker, had the low net score of 54 in the tournament.
Gauff said she doesn’t have a goal in mind of how many members the association would like to see, but is happy the numbers keep going up.
“The group has been growing rapidly,” added Susan Popp, member/guest tournament chairwoman. “It’s a beautiful course and is a challenge to play.
The Ladies Golf Association has been around since the Tega Cay Golf Club opened in 1971.