MGWA to Honor the Women's Met Golf Association and Glen Oaks Club

For Immediate Release                                                            






Elmsford, NY (May 5, 2015) -- The Metropolitan Golf Writers Association will honor the Women's Metropolitan Golf Association with the Distinguished Service Award and the Glen Oaks Club with the Club of the Year Award at the 64th National Awards Dinner on Tuesday, June 9th at the Westchester Marriott in Tarrytown, NY.


The MGWA's Distinguished Service Award honors individuals as well as organizations for their contributions and service to golf, and for inspiring others who love this great game.


Founded in 1899, the Women's Metropolitan Golf Association is the second oldest women's golf association in the United States.  The mission of the WMGA is to foster women's amateur golf and to encourage the participation of junior girls, while promoting integrity, respect for the game, and good fellowship through individual and team competition.  The Association has a membership of 202 clubs and over 2,500 individual members.


The WMGA Foundation, Inc. was established in 2001 to provide scholarships to deserving young women attending an institution of higher learning who have an interest in golf or golfing activities.  Over the years, the WMGA Foundation has broadened its mission to include growing participation and interest in junior girls' golf.


The MGWA's Club of the Year Award is presented to a Metropolitan-area club for upholding the spirit and traditions of golf through energetic support, and consistent dedication to the game.  The Glen Oaks Club, a 27-hole facility in Old Westbury, NY, with an expansive clubhouse, tennis courts, and an Olympic-sized swimming pool, is regarded as one of the Met area's most elite clubs.


In addition to hosting numerous community and charity events, Glen Oaks has also hosted countless Championships and qualifiers for local golf associations including the MGA, USGA, LIGA and the Metropolitan PGA.  In 2016, Glen Oaks will host the 101st Met Open Championship.


Other MGWA award recipients this year include Nick Price (Gold Tee Award), Gary Player (Winnie Palmer Award), Morgan Pressel (Bing Crosby Award), Ron Sirak (Lincoln Werden Golf Journalism Award) and Lauren Childs (Mary Bea Porter Award).


Since 1952, the MGWA has recognized the game’s greatest players, contributors, and organizations at its National Awards Dinner – the longest-running and often the largest golf dinner in the U.S. each year.  A special video celebrates the six decades of the MGWA National Awards Dinner:


Longtime MGWA member Jim Nantz says, “There is no dinner in America that celebrates golf like this one.”


Golf’s leading organizations – PGA of America, PGA TOUR, LPGA, USGA, MGA and top companies –  MetLife, KPMG,and Rolex,support the National Awards Dinner. The MGWA has raised more than 1.5 million dollars for Caddie Scholarship programs in the metropolitan New York-area; the MGA Foundation; and the David Marr Journalism Scholarship at Columbia University. 


For tickets or additional information, please contact:


Kate Keller:  (914) 347-4653,




Bruce Smith:  (914) 944-4445,