Sadie Roberts Award

It is not too strong a statement to say that Sadie Roberts was responsible for the start of organized women’s golf in the state of Alabama. As the president of the Women’s Southern Golf Association in 1928, she wanted the women golfers in Alabama to have their own organization and state amateur championship. The very next year, her desire became a reality after campaigning across the state single handedly. The first women’s state amateur was held at the Country Club of Birmingham. Subsequently, she served as president of the WAGA for a remarkable 22 years. She was inducted into the BGA Hall of Fame in 1967. In 2009, to coincide with the 80th anniversary of the WAGA, their Special Award was renamed the Sadie Roberts Award. It will now be given to outstanding men’s and women’s volunteers to the AGA.

Sadie Roberts Award Recipients

Bonnie Bryan
1976

Pete Cowart
1977

Helen Smalley
1978

Betty Horton
1979

Sadie Roberts
1980

Ruth Watkins
1981

Sue Whiting
1982

Jeannette Sell
1983

Sherry Scott
1984

Marty Webb
1985

Alice Till
1986

Jean Gilmer
1987

Ann Upchurch
1988

Stone Hodo
1989

Gloria Kurtts
1990

Mattie Devan
1991

Thelma Mattison
1992

Patty Faulkner
1993

Jean Miller
1994

Ouida Cunningham
1995

Judy Taylor
1996

Baker Smith
1997

Virginia Beavers
1998

Helen Hallmark
1999

Mary Dean Gray
2000

Janie Solomon
2001

Jane Hooper
2003

Sandra Smith
2004

Ann Watlington
2005

Alice Mullen
2006

Pat Underwood
2007

Chris Marr
2008

Helen Walker
2009

Elaine Yost
2010

Warren Belser
2010

Carol Lell
2011

Jim Haygood
2011

Sarah Hazen
2015

Janet Mardick
2015

Janet Haines
2015

Larry Kniseley
2017

Everett Kelly
2018

Dr. Art Kelly
2019

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