Established in 1947 / Charter Member of Western States Golf Association 1953
Originally, Vernoncrest Golf Club was Called Vernondale Golf Club, and was established in July 1947. Mrs. Mae Crowder, and the following nine ladies Mmes. Martha Clisby, Anise Clark, Lola Beavers, Georgette Evans, Roberta Jackson Center, Verna Hickman, Lois Hines, Maudelle Richardson, and Mary L. Woodyard had a vision, ideals and aspirations in promoting the game of golf for women of color in the Los Angeles Area. Vernondale became the first Black Women’s Golf Club on the West Coast, with a membership of over fifty vibrant and enthusiastic golfing ladies.
In 1953, Mrs. Crowder, President, hosted the organizing meeting of the Western States Golf Association, thereby becoming a charter member club of WSGA, which now boost over 33 golf clubs throughout the Western Region.
Vernondale was formally changed to Vernoncrest in 1955, and it was also in that year Mrs. Mary L. Woodyard was chosen as President, remaining as such until her untimely death on November 16, 1970. She was then succeeded by her Vice President, Lillian J. Fentress.
Being dedicated to all that the grand sport of golf has to offer, adhering to rules, competition, sportsmanship and wholesome fun in general, the ladies of Vernoncrest have continuously and successfully promoted outstanding invitational tournaments for the enjoyment of their many golfing friends.
A special part of the Club’s program has been to encourage and support Junior Golf, Scholarships, Breast Cancer Awareness, and the Women In Golf programs. Our active participation and financial contributions to these programs have made Vernoncrest a leader in the Los Angeles golfing community.
Today, Vernoncrest continues to build on the legacy established over 60 years ago. Our club continues to promote golf for women of all playing levels, academic excellence for our children, junior golf opportunities for prosperity and raising funds through our Swing Fore A Cure Golf Tournament for Breast Cancer research, education and treatment.
Consists of a dynamic group of women who share one common thread among others, GOLF.
Handicap Chair.....Jan Scott
Playing Golf Better
You may think that golf and baseball have little in common except that both past times involve hitting a ball. Actually a good golf swing is not all that different from swinging a baseball bat. Try this drill and you’ll see why that is so. Warm up by making some waist high practice swings, steadily increasing your speed as if you were trying to knock one out of the park for a home run. Now gradually lower the height of the swing until the club head begins to contact the ground. Hit a golf ball this way and you may get more distance than ever before – and right down the middle, too.
Was established to help new golfers prepare for 18 hole course play. It was also established to assist experienced golfers with their short game !
Come Join our 9 Holer's and have some fun !
Maggie Hathaway Golf Course
9637 South Western Avenue. Los Angeles, CA 90047
Kathy Gardner - Vice President
& Nine Hole Chair
The Newly Elected Board of Directors for 2013-2014 are:
President: Valerie Moses. It shall be the duty of the President to preside at all meetings of the Club and to appoint all Chairs of Special Committees.
Vice President: Kathy Gardner. It shall be the duty of the Vice President Chairperson of the Board to issue the official call for all Board meetings and to prepare the monthly agenda.
Tournament Chair: Tonia Knightner. It shall be the duty of the Tournament Chair and committee to have direct responsibility to produce monthly club play dates and club tournaments without encumbering monies from the club’s general fund account. (profits)
Secretary: Audrey Gilchrist. It shall be the duty of the Secretary to keep accurate and complete written records of all official business and activities of the club and to bring to every meeting of the club.
Treasurer: LaTanya Chandler. It shall be the duty of the Treasurer to make all deposits of income into the club bank accounts and disburse funds from the club checking account to pay for the club.
Handicap Chair: Jan Scott. It shall be the duty of the Handicap Chair to receive from each VGC member in good standing all scores from 18-hole play on a monthly basis.