Mission, Objectives and Founders

The GSWGA is a non-profit organization that was founded on November 10, 1953 in order to provide statewide competition for New Jersey's best women amateurs.  The tremendous amount of interest in women's golf in the metropolitan area spurred the creation of the GSWGA by eleven Founding Members representing the Founding Clubs.  Over the years we have enjoyed a steady expansion to our present relationship with nearly fifty New Jersey clubs.

Pinehurst Championship - Gross Trophy

June 23-24
Montclair Golf Club
Entries close June 9th

Designed by two legendary golf course architects, Donald Ross and Charles Banks, Montclair Golf Club is considered one of the most unique courses in the nation.

Objectives of the Association

  1. To provide a keen competition for skilled amateur women golfers with USGA Handicap Index of 12.4 and under from eighteen hole clubs in New Jersey.
  2. To stimulate sportsmanship and friendship among its members.
  3. To promote an incentive toward better amateur golf.


Mrs. Juliet Bryant
Mrs. Ruth Cowen
Mrs. Carolyn Cudone
Miss Charlotte DeCozen
Mrs. Emily Frelinghuysen
Mrs. Helen Hockenjos
Mrs. Mary Kelly
Mrs. Doris Marks
Mrs. Helen Sofferman
Mrs. Joanne Tracy
Mrs. Betty Whelan-Donovan