Lorraine Houlahan

We are sad to announce the passing of Lorraine Houlahan, a Past President of the WDCGA (2003-2004) and an advocate of competitive golf among women.  Lorraine had served on USGA committees, was involved in the Florida’s South-West Women’s Tri-County Golf Association and remained an active participant in WDCGA events.

While on the WDCGA Board of Directors she initiated a new tournament for District women – named the Houlahan Cup and hosted by Mount Vernon Country Club.  She did this to provide an opportunity for women with mid handicaps to have a tournament of their own to parallel that of the Keefer Cup for the lower handicap players.  Lorraine was a strong advocate for playing the ball down at all times, counting all strokes taken to hole out and not tolerating net strokes.  The Houlahan Cup embraced this principle which was played in flights with no strokes given.  This provided these women the opportunity to compete against their peers with gross scores in level flights.  This tournament remains a staple of the WDCGA and perennially attracts a very high number of competitors.

USGA Senior Amateur Qualifiers

Congratulations to WDCGA members that qualified for the USGA Senior Amateur: Mary Cabriele, Joan Gardner and Shawn McCullough.  The championship will take place in Anchorage, Alaska July 30-August 4.

Our Team Winners

Congratulations to all the 2022 WDCGA Team Match winners.  View our 2022 winner photos.

  • Division 1 Gross Winner: Mt. Vernon Country Club.  Net Winner:  Columbia Country Club victorious over Congressional Country Club by .5 bonus points
  • Division 2:  First Place Army Navy Country Club; Second Place Springfield Golf and Country Club
  • Division 3:  First Place Country Club of Fairfax; Second Place Army Navy Country Club
  • Division 4:  First Place Montgomery Country Club; Second Place Congressional Country Club
  • Division 5:  First Place Argyle Country Club; Second Place Woodmont Country Club victorious over River Bend Golf and Country Club by .5 bonus points.

Special thanks to Pam Q, Andi C, Jenny K and Jane C, all division captains, co-captain and team captains – it takes a village!

Scoring Reminders

We will be using the Golf Genius App for all our tournaments this year.  We will not be using it for team matches.  If  you are not familiar with the Golf Genius App, please view this short tutorial.

WDCGA will be posting your score after every tournament where you play your own ball (not team matches).

Houlahan Cup

The Houlahan Cup was postponed due to rain. Our new date is July 28th.  We ask that previously registered players RE-REGISTER for the new date.  If your handicap was > 13.9 on April 27th, you are eligible to register. The “Handicap History” tab in the top right of your GHIN page will show you that.

Rule Reminder

We will continue to use Model Local Rule E-5.  Select the image to enlarge.

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100th Anniversary Celebration

Save the Date for April 20, 2024.  We will celebrate our 100th anniversary with an evening event at the Chevy Chase Club, one of our founding clubs.   We are so  fortunate to have such a vibrant history.  We need to form a committee.  If you love to plan events, enjoy photo editing or are enthusiastic to be a part of the planning please contact Jane C.