Arizona Women’s Golf Association announces 2010 Award Winners

The Arizona Women’s Golf Association conducted their annual business meeting and presented awards at their Annual Meeting and Recognition Dinner on January 26, 2011 at Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino in Chandler, Arizona.

AWGA members from all over the state attended this highly anticipated event. Kathy Ehrlich, outgoing President of the AWGA Board of Directors, was emcee for the evening. Also present to celebrate with the winners were members of allied golf associations, AWGA sponsors and partners, and guests.

2010 Award Winners:

Player of the Year: Thuhashini Selvaratnam has won this prestigious award for 10 straight years. Her skill and consistent game have made her a legend in the Arizona women’s amateur golf community. She regularly plays in local, regional and national events including USGA Amateur Championships. Tui is the Head Golf Coach for Xavier College Preparatory High School and serves on the AWGA Board of Directors.

Senior Player of the Year:  Kim Eaton is a member of Dobson Ranch, Papago and Encanto WGAs. She has emerged as a frequent winner of AWGA events in 2010 and played in national and USGA championships. Kim also holds both “Player of the Year” and “Senior Player of the Year” titles for 2009 and 2010 in her home state of Colorado.  

AWGA Representative of the Year:  Beryl Kizer, a strong supporter of the AWGA, is an active member of Kino Springs Country Club who keeps her women’s golf group informed and promotes the State Medallion and other AWGA events. We celebrate her passion for golf and enthusiasm as a leader in their WGA.

Host Club of the Year: Flagstaff Ranch Golf Club hosted the AWGA State Amateur Stroke Play Championship in August and received high praise from the players for the excellent condition of the course, the amenities of the facility and their unmatched customer service. AWGA staff, officials, volunteers and golfers all commended Tony Panella, PGA Tournament Director, and the employees of Flagstaff Ranch for managing the rain delay with such competence, making the event a memorable experience for all.

Arizona’s leader in women’s golf since 1924, the Arizona Women’s Golf Association (AWGA) supports over 25,000 members at all skill levels. The AWGA is a 501(c) 3 not-for-profit organization which promotes and maintains the best interests and true spirit of the game.

For further information or to join, visit their website at or call 800.442.2942.