BETTY KERBY PEPPARD AWARD 

Since 2002, WOSGA has recognized individuals who have made significant contributions to women's amateur golf in the state of Ohio through the Betty Kerby Peppard Award. Named for its first recipient, Canton, Ohio native, Betty Peppard, this honor is presented at the Player's Dinner of the Senior Amateur.

Patty Jacobson

2019 Betty Kerby Peppard Award Winner

 

Born in Ravenna, Ohio, Patty is one of four sisters all of which were very active in sports and social activities growing up.  She attended college at Carroll College in Waukesha Wisconsin and was a geriatric social worker in a nursing home in both Ravenna and Cleveland.  

 

Patty dedicated her life to service and supported many golf organizations and groups throughout Ohio as well as being a USGA Rules Official.  

 

In Ohio

  • Patty was a board member at Oakwood Club for 8 years, serving as president for 2 years

  • She was elected to the board of Cleveland Women’s Golf Association (CWGA)in 1987, serving as President in 1998.

  • Patty served on the Ohio Girls Golf Foundation (OGGF).

  • Patty was a member of the Ohio Course Rating Team from 1990-1999.

  • She won the Mary K. Browne Tournament at Kirtland Country Club while she was president of CWGA in 1998.

  • Patty was introduced to the WOSGA Executive Committee by Betty Peppard and became a rules official for WOSGA in 2006.

 

 Elsewhere

  • Patty was a member of the Women’s  Golf Committee at Card Sound Golf Club in Key Largo, Fl, serving as President for 2 years.

  • She officiated at the NCAA Divisional III National Championship in 2001.

 

USGA

 

  • Patty was appointed to the USGA Women’s Mid-Amateur Committee in 2000.

  • She conducted Women’s Mid Am Qualifiers in Ohio for 12 years including being the official-in-charge foe the Sectional LPGA Women’s Open Qualifier in 2003.

  • Patty officiated as a USGA Rules official for:

    • 15 US Women’s Opens

    • 13 US Women’s Amateurs

    • 18 Women’s Mid-Amateurs

    • 1 Men’s Senior Open

  • In 2018 she officiated at The Women’s Open, Women’s Amateur, Inaugural Women’s Senior Open,  USGA Women’s Senior Amateur, Women’ Mid Amateur, and the World Amateur Team Championship which was held in Dublin, Ireland.

 

The WOSGA is grateful for Patty's support and is honored to present her with the Betty Kerby Peppard award.

Past Winners

Teen Burke
2018
Pauline Frey Whitacre
2017
Mary Mozingo
2016
Cathy Jefferson
2015
Diana Schwab
2014
Jeanne Pritchard
2013
Carol Johnson
2012
Mary Ann Bierman
2011
Jan Taylor
2010
Elva Jung
2009
Renee Powell
2008
Kathy Newton
2007
Kay Wigton
2006
Martha Martin
2006
Jeanne Flockenzier
2005
Sandra Jones
2004
Mae Bordner
2003
Betty Kerby Peppard
2002
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