WGCA's most prestigious honor, the Gladys Palmer Meritorious Service Award is given in recognition of outstanding service above and beyond the call of duty. Outstanding service may take the form of years of unselfish involvement in promoting golf at any level, or highly significant service of far reaching proportions.
Gladys Palmer's contributions to women's collegiate golf were highly significant. As Chairman of the women's division of Physical Education at The Ohio State University, she organized the first women's golf championship in June 1941. She believed that it was up to the educational institutions to run an event for collegiate women, and at the request of a particular young woman, the championship was created. The Minnesota student that brought the idea to Palmer was Patty Berg.
This award is to honor individuals who have made a substantial contribution to the evolution and growth of women's collegiate golf. Recipients of this prestigious award have influenced women's golf in a manner that changed the complexion of the sport. Accordingly, the award is meant to honor a pioneering spirit.
This completed form and supporting material including a detailed resume must be received by Friday, October 9, 2015.