2010 Arizona Women's Golf Association Board Elected

Arizona Women’s Golf Association’s (AWGA)The Arizona Women’s Golf Association’s (AWGA) have elected their 2010 Officers and Board Members. All Districts throughout Arizona are represented by members of the Board.

Arizona's leader in women's golf since 1924, the AWGA supports over 25,000 members of all skill levels. The AWGA is a 501(c) 3 not-for-profit organization whose mission to promote and maintain the best interests and true spirit of the game of golf among women in Arizona. For further information or to join today, visit www.awga.org or call 800-442-2942.

The 2010 AWGA Executive Board consists of:

AWGA President Katherine EhrlichKatherine Ehrlich, President – First elected to the Board in 2004; Currently serving her second term as President of the Board; Served as Vice President and Sites Chair; Former Human Resource Manager, Program Manager and Sales Manager in the healthcare industry including with Philips Medical Systems and Hewlett Packard; Former Executive Director of the Arizona Golf Industry Association; Kathy is an avid golfer who is affiliated with Silverleaf GC, Moon Valley CC and Foothills GC and has been a member of the AWGA for 10 years.

Robin Lane, Vice President – Joined the Board in 2008 and holds the position of Communications Chairperson; Served as Chair of Golf Channel volunteers at the Fry’s.com tournament at Grayhawk; Represents the AWGA on Golf AZ Radio each week; Successful career as a Major Account Manager for Sun Microsystems in Atlanta and Phoenix; Robin is an avid tournament player and a member of The Gallery GC in Tucson; She has been a member of the AWGA for 6 years.

Barbara Simmons, Treasurer – Joined the Board in 2006; Served as Secretary of the Board in 2009; Served on USGA Women’s Regional Affairs Committee for 10 years; Appointed to the US Senior Women’s Amateur Committee in 2002; Active member of Course Rating Committee since 1985; Member of Rules Committee; Pharmacist by profession; Barb has been an AWGA member since 1984.

Carol Springer, Secretary – First elected to the Board 2006; Education & Training Chair since 2005; Past Treasurer and Vice President; Active member of Course Rating Committee and Rules Committee and serves on the Document Control Committee. Award winning teacher as well as manager in the banking industry and human resources professional; Carol has been an AWGA member for 14 years.  

Barbara Kahler, Officer at Large – AWGA Board member for two years; Will serve as Sites Committee Co-Chair in 2010; Served as Chair of the Membership Committee for two years and on the Volunteer Development Committee for one year; Retired from the corporate world in her career as Director of Learning at IBM for over 30 years in 2001; Currently owns business, Leadership-in-Action, as Executive Life Coach; Barb has been an AWGA member for 11 years.    

Ginny Zak, Handicap Chair
Melanie Bridges, Course Rating Chair
Jane Ross, Sites Chair
Judi Polidori, Fun Raising Chair

Board Members starting their initial term in January of 2010:
Mary Byrd, Volunteer Development Chair. 
Colleen Green
Robin Cook

Other Committee Chairs include:
Sally Larson, Rules Chair
Barbara Byrnes, Tournament Chair
Donna Cunning, History Chair

Retiring from the Board are Katherine Olson who served for six years, two of them as president of the Board; Barbara Byrnes who served for six years and as president for two years; and Jan Wobken who served as the Rules Chair.


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