The Women’s Golf Association of Northeast Pennsylvania (NEPWGA) was founded in 1978.
In 1978, seventeen women met from seven clubs. The organization was first called NPLGA and then changed to NEPWGA. First planning meetings were held in the winter of ’78-’79. Maximum cost for a team in a tournament was $20.00
There were 10 original clubs: Berwick, Elmhurst, Elkview, Fox Hill, Frosty Valley, Glen Oak, Irem, and CC of Scranton, Valley, and Wyoming Valley.
Sonia Dessen from Valley Country Club was the first president of the NEPWGA. Annual membership dues for clubs was $10. It was decided that all participants in NEPWGA tournaments must be members of an NEPWGA member club in 1979.
The first NEP Championship was held at Wyoming Valley Country Club. Ann Holmes from Elkview won the first championship and many more to come. There were ninety –six participatants. The first Pro-Lady was held in 1980 at Country Club of Scranton.
In 1981, the ABCD tournament was added to the tournament schedule. And then in 1982 the mixed couples was added to the tournament schedule.
In 1991The official logo was designed by Susie Gauntlett of Irem Country Club.
Official membership certificates were first issued in ’95.
From 1991, clubs resigned, rejoined and new clubs were admitted to the NEPWGA. Huntsville Golf Club joined in 1995, Glenmaura National Golf Club joined in 1997, Frosty Valley Country Club rejoined in 2003 , and Pocono Farms joined in 2007
Today our association has thirteen clubs whose members have the opportunity to play in all Northeast tournaments, Invitationals, Open Days, and various scheduled events held by the member clubs. .
Thank you for your support of The Northeast Ladies Golf Association. The Executive Committee looks forward to your participation in this year's tournaments.