Welcome to WIGI
<h5> Le Ann Finger </h5>
Director of Tournaments and Player Development | Arizona Golf Association
<h5>Le Ann Finger is the current WIGI President. She is also the Director of Tournaments and Player Development for the Arizona Golf Association (AGA) where she manages the tournament operations for more than 40 association golf tournaments and championships for more nearly 75,000 amateur golfers in the State of Arizona.</h5>
Women in the Golf Industry (WIGI) is an organization comprised of women who have careers in the golf industry. Women in the Golf Industry began in 2001 with 11 women founders, who saw a need for a network group for women who worked in golf. The core mission for the organization is “connection” for women working in all facets of the game. Our goal is to create a strong bond among our members so that we can seek guidance plus share contacts and information from each other in a meaningful way. WIGI offers a chance for you to meet and have a contact list of women from a variety of positions within golf organizations.
Power of Connection
WIGI is an opportunity for women in the golf space to unify, to solidify… and all it takes is effort, and the ability to recognize the value of belonging to an organization that is designed to keep women members moving forward…just like our tagline suggests. One of our primary goals is to keep us “connected” with a tremendous focus on the way we power these connections. As a WIGI member, you’ll have access to resources and member tools to keep your connections strong and growing within the golf industry and beyond.
News & Events.
Alice Dye, ASGCA Passes on a LegacyFebruary 3, 2019
Women in the Golf Industry Reception Set for 2018 PGA ShowJanuary 14, 2018
Women’s Golf Day 659 Venues Spanning 46 CountriesMay 19, 2017
Vicki Martz, ASGCA, Fellow Dies at 72April 14, 2017
Jan Bel Jan
Jan Bel Jan, ASGCA, is owner of Jan Bel Jan Golf Course Design, formed in 2009 and one of the select few female members of the prestigious American Society of Golf Course Architects. Bel Jan began her design career with Tom Fazio and has more than 20 years of experience at a senior level in golf course design, construction and project management. Her experience as a registered Landscape Architect, Certified Arborist and former assistant superintendent, provide her with a unique outlook on the playability, strategy, ecology, economics and aesthetics of golf courses. As an Adjunct Professor at Hodges University, Johnson School of Business, 2011, Ms. Bel Jan integrated practical experience with theoretical design.
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Every great idea begins as a small thought. Kathy’s daughter, (now also a professional businesswoman and the executive director of Girlstart in Austin, TX) suggested to her mom that she should consider starting a network group for women who work in golf. Kathy’s first reaction, “Yeah, right, who would do that?” Then, she thought about it, and called her friend, Alice Dye, and ran the concept by her. “What a great idea,” exclaimed Alice. “Yes, Kathy, we do need a women’s networking organization in golf!”
Women in The Golf Industry was formed in the fall of 2001 as a networking group for women in the business of golf. More women were finding careers and starting up their own businesses, and it seemed that the time was right for us to connect–to share successes and to help resolve industry challenges prevalent at the time. Women in the Golf Industry is comprised of female leaders from all facets of the industry and includes entrepreneurs and employees alike. Join us and let's keep empowering our connections.