At Washington Junior Golf, we are dedicated to supporting junior golfers by providing a comprehensive, competitive program which helps build character and sportsmanship, providing lifelong benefits.
From the President
I would first like to thank Jerry Fehr as outgoing President on behalf of the entire WJGA organization for the past 38 years he has given to WJGA with many of these years being the WJGA Executive Director and President. As incoming President, I know that I have big shoes to fill and will try my best working with WJGA.
The 2020 year was a challenge that no one ever expected with Covid impacting everything we did including golf. Tyler Johnsen and the office did an incredible job in looking at options for WJGA to hold events to only see them have to be canceled. I think we were fortunate to be able to at least have our District events and a successful State Championship in Spokane. In addition, Tyler was able to get most of our statewide events that were canceled earlier in the year rescheduled in August and they all were filled to capacity.
Finally, I want to thank all of the volunteers that worked with us through this year and the families and juniors for understanding what we were facing Let’s hope for a more normal 2021 year.
From the 2020 Executive Director, Tyler Johnsen
Wow, what a crazy and strange year 2020 has been! I have always known how lucky WJGA is to have so many wonderful volunteers, but the commitment this year from our Tournament Directors and Rules Officials has completely blown me away. This 2020 season simply could not have happened without this amazing group of dedicated volunteers committed to making sure we managed to put together a summer of golf.
Manito G&CC rolled out the red carpet for us at the 44th Annual WJGA State Championship, which was assisted by Hangman Valley GC and Esmeralda GC. We capped off a great week crowning two terrific overall champions, with Lauryn Nguyen winning her second Girls’ Overall Title, and Ethan Evans winning the Boys’ Overall Title. A big thank you to all of our host facilities for sticking by us during this tough year, and a special thank you to Glenn Alfaro, Steve & Susan Prugh, Allen & Karen Hatley, and the Manito G&CC staff & membership for ensuring the State Championship happened this year.
It was a really difficult decision canceling Sub-Districts this year, but our alternative schedule gave us a very busy couple of months, and we managed to add several new fun events with the creation of the WJGA State Match Play, the WJGA School Team Championship and the WJGA Cup to cap off the summer.
Finally, our WJGA President, Jerry Fehr, decided to retire this year and I want to thank him for his tremendous support of me personally, and for his 38 years of dedication to WJGA. WJGA would not be anywhere close to where it is today without Jerry Fehr. Thank you, Jerry, for all your tireless efforts on behalf of WJGA.