2012 Summer Newsletter
SUMMER 2012 NEWSLETTER
Happy 4th Anniversary SOTL
We were thrilled to celebrate our fourth anniversary this summer. We are 4 years-old and 60+ members strong. Since we were founded, we have been growing as a sisterhood, honing our golf skills, giving back to the community and having tons of fun. We marked our anniversary with a casual golf outing at Monarch Bay Golf Club where two dozen of us played a friendly round. We then headed back to the place where we started to give ourselves a toast, enjoy each others company and of course some great food. A great time was had by all! We are looking forward to many more anniversaries!
SOTL Brings Home 9 WSGA Trophies!
Western States Golf Association’s 58th Annual Championship was held in Reno, Nevada at the end of June. SOTL was well represented at the 3-day event. 20 sistas attended, 16 played and SOTL brought home 9 trophies or medals! Congratulations to our winners and medalists, Stephanie Fleming, LeVette Bryant, Vanita Finney, Debra Batiste, Cynthia Byrd, Vanessa Donaville, Lesley Stewart, Lynda Donahue and Dana Foster. Needless to say SOTL members truly enjoyed the championship weekend. Every year we show-out just a little bit more. We’re just having fun!
Giving Back to the Community
Bay Area Legends
SOTL has done more than play golf this year. We acknowledged Black History Month by honoring Bay Area Black Legends of Golf at a phenomenal evening gala. We paid a long overdue tribute to a few instructors who truly deserved it. Read more about it here.
Richmond Youth on Course
Janet Johnson, President and Founder of SOTL worked with the Northern California Golf Association (NCGA) to start a Youth on Course Junior Golf Program in Richmond, CA. SOTL is partnering with the City of Richmond Recreation Department, the YMCA, Richmond Police Athletic League (PAL) and the Salesian Boys and Girls Club to introduce the game of golf to 26 underserved youth in the Richmond community in the first year of this program. In addition to teaching golf and life skills, Youth on Course also provides scholarships, mentoring and internship opportunities to program participants. The participants were treated to the U.S. Open – San Francisco and the AT&T in Pebble Beach by Chevron and PG&E respectively this year. The collaborative partners were successful in signing an agreement with the Richmond Country Club as a practice facility. The Youth on Course program is held from September through April each year and participants must live in Richmond.
More pictures from the summer