WHAT:  The Michigan Women’s Golf Association (MWGA) Legacy Celebration


     WHEN: Monday, May 19, at Travis Pointe Country Club in Ann Arbor.

                   Shotgun start:  Noon    Awards Dinner and Presentations 6 p.m.


The MWGA Legacy Celebration will honor LPGA Founding Member Shirley Spork, USGA Committeewoman and Golf Association of Michigan Honorary Governor Betty Richart and first and long-time Michigan State University Women’s Golf Coach Mary Fossum. Registration and range practice will begin at 10 a.m., followed by lunch, scramble-format golf, a social hour and awards dinner.  Spork and Richart also will be featured guests at a Legacy Celebration luncheon, hosted by EMU at the Eagle Crest Golf Resort in Ypsilanti, Sunday, May 18, at 1 p.m.


Golfers will enjoy fun contests for individuals and teams and some score-lowering help from members of the Eastern Michigan University, Michigan State University, University of Michigan and University of Detroit-Mercy women’s golf teams, who will be stationed on specific holes to hit drives for each team.


Proceeds from the Legacy Celebration will benefit the Detroit area MWGA Girls Golf Program, conducted in cooperation with the LPGA and USGA, and the women’s collegiate golf teams at EMU, U-M and MSU, as designated beneficiaries of the three honorees.


Major sponsors of the MWGA Legacy Celebration include:  the Eastern Michigan University Foundation, Meijer, Michigan State University Spartan Fund, the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA), Golf Association of Michigan and Great Lakes Sports Publications. Other supporting sponsors include:  Prime Time Awards, Adidas, Discount Tire and the Ann Arbor Women’s Golf Association.


MWGA is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, allowing a portion of entry fees and sponsorship donations to be tax deductible as permitted by law.


For more information, contact Pat Shelton at 248-471-9030 or 248-345-8593,

Email: [email protected]