Who we are
The Minnesota Women's Public Golf Association (MWPGA) was established in 1947, and incorporated in
1994, primarily to serve the needs and interests of women who play golf in member leagues at public
courses in Minnesota. Public courses offer playing privileges to the general public on a daily fee basis.
In 2009, the MWPGA had 74 member leagues, representing over 5,000 women from courses in
MWPGA membership is open to regularly organized daily fee public or semi-private golf leagues in the
state of Minnesota, which offer membership to women, including "leagues without real estate."
Association meetings are held semi-annually, and although informational mailings are directed to a
designated league representative, all members are welcome to attend and participate.
What we do
The volunteer members of the MWPGA board of directors serve women public golfers by the following:
- Support and promote the interest of women's public golf in Minnesota.
- Provide the following five tournaments for its members each year:
- State Public Links Championship
- State Senior Public Links Championship
- Match Play Championship
- Four-Ball Championship
- Team/Club Championship
- Serve as a statewide informational network, and promotes cooperation among member leagues.
- Provide communication and relevant information on our website at mwpga.org, by e-mail, and in
newsletters to league representatives and tournament players.
- Provide a Rules and Etiquette Program to member leagues when requested.
The MWPGA is interested and involved in all aspects of women's golf. It supports various non-profit
organizations with the goal of increasing women's participation in golf.
The MWPGA maintains a close working relationship with the USGA and state golf associations, such as
the Minnesota Golf Association (MGA), Minnesota Women's Golf Association (MWGA), and the
Minnesota Public Golf Association (MPGA), which facilitates focus and work on areas of mutual concern.
The president and vice president of the MWPGA are members of the MGA Board of Directors, which
opens yet another channel of communication with regard to the future of Minnesota golf.
For more information, or to request an application for membership, call Paul Lutz, Minnesota Golf
Association, at 952-345-3961 or Ann Brilley, MWPGA President, at 952-471-0161.