WNHGA History



1975      WNHGA was officially established with bylaws.  First clubs were Almaden, Contra Costa, Palo Alto, Peninsula, Richmond, Round Hill, San Jose, Saratoga, Sequoyah and The Villages.
              The first Tournament of Champions was held.  The entry fee was $1.00.  Golf balls were the prizes.

1979      Rosters were printed for all of the club members for the first time.

1981      WNHGA started recruiting clubs from the Central Valley.  Unification of handicapping pursued.  In the past, each club had a handicap chair who had to figure all of the handicaps for each member.

1983      The first Open Day was held at Crow Canyon Country Club.  Picture of WNHGA officers first printed in the NCGA book.

1984      WNHGA was incorporated.  The Association contracted with IDC to do the handicapping for all the clubs.

1985      The first Fairway News was published.

1986      Four portions of the Captain's Manual were completed.

1991      First WNHGA Corena Green Classic for Junior Girls

1994      Rules seminars were established

1998      WNHGA recognized by the USGA as the only independent nine-hole association

2002      Computerized handicap services now provided by GHIN with members being able to post scores on the computers located at their club, or at home using the internet.

2006      WNHGA website established - www.WNHGA.com.  Fairway News published in color, including pictures from member clubs.

2008      WNHGA adds Marker Training to the Rules Seminars

2010       Computerized scoring instituted at all WNHGA tournaments.

2012      New, interactive website at WNHGA.com (replaces Fairway News), WNHGA Captain's Manual online.

2017      WNHGA website was redesigned & launched by one of our very own Directors

2018      Individual 9 hole members are allowed to be members of any organized 18 hole group