ABOVE: Ladies On Par: Annie Jenkins, Natalie Hart, Ragina Phillips, Dianze Thompson and Pamela Duvernay
The Lone Star Golf Association, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, held its 2nd Annual LSGA Women’s Open. The members of the Lone Star Golf Association were excited to host their major women’s golf tournament on this past Friday, March 25, 2022, at Hermann Park Golf Course. LSGA is a non-profit organization dedicated to the physical, emotional, and intellectual growth of children through our Junior Golf and College Scholarship Programs. They provide a unique and challenging opportunity for serious, skilled, unskilled, and resolute young golfers in our community. LSGA has just committed to bring golf to communities and to those in demographics that are underserved by golf, women being one of those demographics.
Their Scholarship and Junior Golf Programs are designed to help keep our children off the streets and support them in furthering their education. In 2021 the organization hosted its inaugural women’s golf tournament in March and their upcoming annual Charles M. Washington Memorial Golf Tournament in June and other fundraising drives to support both the Scholarship and the Junior Golf Programs. Last year, the organization reached another milestone — its continuing existence for three quarters of a century!
In March of 1992, Joseph Solomon took on the challenge of starting the Junior Golf Summer Program. The program consisted of children from the ages of 7 through 17 with the majority being from the inner-city neighborhoods. In its first year, we reached over 120 youths. Through this tournament and other fundraising efforts, the program has remained free to all participants. The program provides range balls, shirts, caps, and refreshments for all participants. Some of our members are mentors and coaches with the First Tee of Greater Houston. The Lone Star Golf Association also provides and equips golf teams in the Greater Houston area and all its junior golfers participate in Lone Star Golf Association events free of charge. Two years ago, LSGA provided five $1000 scholarships to graduating seniors and this year, a graduating senior was awarded a $1000 scholarship.
Since the beginning, the Lone Star Golf Association’s Junior Golf Program has experienced remarkable success. Because of its efforts, a number of junior golfers have advanced to high school and college teams, but more importantly, all its junior golfers have completed high school and the scholarship recipients have pursued higher education. The Lone Star Golf Association is immensely proud of its youth, and its commitment to seniors and women and LSGA plans to continue its support with the help of its community. Please feel free to contact LSGA at (281) 236-2393 if you need any additional information or have questions concerning the program.