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.

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.

Founders

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