The Women’s Oklahoma Golf Association has awarded $750 grants to 16 schools and organizations to help with a wide variety of needs for their girls’ golf teams for the 2024 calendar year.
Each year WOGA asks schools to submit applications for grants including what the money would be used to purchase. With many schools battling budget restrictions, there are some interesting responses.
At Blanchard High School the money will fund matching golf bags for five starters. In Enid, the list included 2.5 hours of instruction for each team member at Meadowlake Golf Course where the team practices. At Mannford, the $750 will pay for 12 balls for each team member, two pullovers, golf tees, recycled range balls and three push carts.
Perkins-Tyron Junior High’s team has broken the $750 into eight team pullovers, five team umbrellas, five logoed golf gloves, six logoed golf hats and a set of irons for a player who can’t afford clubs.
Schools receiving grants for this year are: Bishop Kelley , Blanchard, Broken Arrow, Deer Creek, Durant, Enid, Eufaula, Fort Gibson, Mannford, Nowata, Perkins-Tyron Junior High, Sperry, Stillwater, Turner, The First Tee of Metro OKC and The First Tee of Tulsa
WOGA has an annual fundraising tournament the week of the WOGA Junior State Amateur Championship. It also gladly accepts donations to help with its mission to serve underfunded junior and high school teams throughout the state. For more information or to help with this worthy cause, go to www.woga.golfgenius.com.
– Ken MacLeod