Garland will host the 2019 Energy Producers, Inc. Texas Women’s Open July 7-9 at Firewheel Golf Park’s Bridges Course. The tradition-rich tournament, first played in 1935, features top professional and amateur female golfers from not only Texas, but across the country and globe. Players in the Championship will test their skill and ability on the Champion and Masters nines of the Bridges Course. Championship yardage will be approximately 6,200 yards on a par 72 layout. The 54-hole stroke play event will be limited to the first 144 professional and amateur contestants.
The tournament was revived in 2001 by the Northern Texas PGA to promote the game to female golfers throughout the region. The name was changed to the Texas Women's Open. Over the past five years, the Texas Women’s Open has ascended to one of the top Women’s Opens in the country.
The Women’s Texas Open was played from 1935 – 1955. Over the span of two decades, the event was held seventeen times -thirteen years at River Crest Country Club and four years at Colonial Country Club both in Fort Worth. The event was conducted by the Fort Worth Women's Golf Association, supervised by River Crest's longtime professional A.G. Mitchell, and was last played in 1955. Some of the game’s greatest names captured the event including Babe Zaharias who won the title five times, three-time winner Aniela Goldthwaite as well as Betsy Rawls, Beverly Hanson, Polly Riley, and Betty Jameson who each captured the title twice.
The Northern Texas PGA is one of 41 Sections of the PGA of America, and its geographic territory includes the State of Texas north of the 31st latitude, or just north of Austin. The Northern Texas PGA is comprised of approximately 850 PGA members and associates employed at more than 300 facilities.
The Northern Texas PGA has 16 full-time staff members and is currently headquartered in Dallas. The Northern Texas PGA will be joining the PGA of America national office relocation to Frisco in 2022 with its own state of the art headquarters on the PGA Frisco campus.
In addition to managing the day-to-day affairs of the Section, the Northern Texas PGA also operates a non-profit and charitable foundation that focuses on five pillars: junior golf, college scholarships, inclusion, fellowships and military and veterans.
Firewheel Golf Park is home to 63 holes of championship golf. Whether you are playing the Bridges at Firewheel, The Old Course or The Lakes Course, you are certain to find a great test for your golf game at Firewheel Golf Park. For more information please visit their website at www.golffirewheel.com or call (972) 205-2795 for the Bridges Course golf shop or (972) 205-2765 for the Old / Lakes Courses golf shop.