HISTORY OF THE LEAGUE Our center fold ladies from top to bottom: Betty Taylor, Gert Scarr, Jean Helms, Kay Stinson, Dorothea Peters, Mary Ardai, and Tina Francisco.The Jefferson Women's Golf League had its beginning in the Spring of 1984. After an enthusiastic discussion with some Pinecrest Golf members about forming a golf league at the Jefferson District Park and Golf Course, Mary Ardai and Gert Scarr met with the Jefferson Manager. The meeting ended on a positive note, and Wednesday was set as the Jefferson Women's League day. The Jefferson Golf Course fees for 9 holes of golf in 1984 were $2.30 for seniors and $3.75 for non-seniors. The League would begin play the first week in April and end the last week in October. Mary Ardai, with the help of Gert Scarr, agreed to be in charge of the League until the members formed a Nominating Committee. On November 7, 1984 the League held the first Annual Luncheon and the following officers were elected: President: Mary Ardai, Vice President: Alverda Woolf, Secretary/Treasurer: Paula Huycke-Athanas,Asst. Sec./Treasurer: Gert Scarr With hard work and the loyal support of all 44 members, 1984 proved to be a very successful year. During the following years the League continued to carry on the traditions of its early members and their officers. In 1990 the League Logo, designed by Past President Kay Stinson, was adopted. In 2002 the membership reached 140, and a fully automated computer system handled all aspects of the game results. Three membership categories were established in 2002 -- Full, Associate and Charter (Founders). The actively playing members are drawn from Full Members and Charter Members who are playing actively. In the early years, the League ladies would play on Wednesdays, anytime between 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. No scheduled tee time was required. Handicaps were established, and each of the members were placed in one of three flights -- A, B and C -- to make the scoring more equitable. In 1995 the League grew, and a fourth flight -- D -- was added. In 2002 a league tee-time scheduling program was designed and implemented with tee times between 7:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. at 10 minute intervals. The Membership Fee in 1984 was $10 with an additional $6 contributed to the Ringer Committee for prize money. In 1985 the all-inclusive Membership Fee was $20. With one or two increases throughout the years, the fee leveled off at $28 in 1997. In 2009 the fee was changed to $30. The League philosophy had always been to return the money to the membership through social activities, cash prizes, and door prizes. In 2002 the League decided to make social functions self supporting, so the social activities subsidy money was added to the cash prize funds.