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NOTE: Caddies and Range Finders are not permitted during the tournament. Range Finders may be used during Junior / Amateur round only.

March 8: Junior / Amateur Tournament

  • Registration begins at 10 a.m. in the Ladies Library
  • Range and practice facilities are included in entry fee
  • 1 p.m. shotgun start
  • Dinner of Champions for the players hosted at Mira Vista Country Club. Parents and friends are an additional $20 per person with advanced purchase or $25 at the door; reservations are required. Contact Christi Langas at clangas@fortworthkids.org.

March 9-10: Kathy Whitworth Invitational Junior Girls Golf Championship

  • March 9 - Day 1, 18 holes of stroke play
  • Lunch included in entry fee, parents and friends are charged $12 per person.

  • March 10 - Day 2, 18 holes of stroke play
  • Lunch ceremony and awards included in entry fee, parents and friends are charged $12 per person.
  • Individual awards for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place
  • Award for Day 2 low score
  • Winner receives full exemption to AJGA Tournaments and Top 10 finishers receive various exemptions.

Application entry fee

$100.00 per player payable to: Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Fort Worth. Proceeds from the Kathy Whitworth Invitational benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Fort Worth. Please consider an additional contribution to the Club in honor of Kathy Whitworth or your daughter in celebration of the 17th annual event.

History of the Tournament

The Kathy Whitworth Invitational Junior Girls Championship was established in 1999 to give talented girls the opportunity to participate at the highest tier of competitive golf on a premier championship course with entry acceptance based on merit rather than dependent upon means or resources.  The tournament is conducted in concert with the ideals of the USGA promoting the love of the game while building character, leadership, and responsibility.  With these high standards, top U.S. and international junior girl golfers are attracted annually.

More About Kathy Whitworth

Ms. Whitworth has been the leading money winner eight times (1965-1968 and 1970-1973), Player of the Year seven times (1966-1969 and 1971-1973) and winner of the Vare Trophy seven times (1965-1967 and 1969-1972).

Her last official victory, the 88th of her career, was recorded at the 1985 United Virginia Bank Classic. She competed in the 1997 Sprint Senior Challenge where she finished fourth. She was captain of the U.S. team in both the inaugural Solheim Cup in 1990 and again in 1992.

She was the Associated Press Athlete of the Year in 1965 and 1967. Ms. Whitworth was inducted into the LPGA's Hall of Fame in 1975. Her other accolades include induction into the New Mexico Hall of Fame, Texas Sports and Golf Halls of Fame, World Golf Hall of Fame and the Women's Sports Foundation Hall of Fame. Ms. Whitworth also received the 1985 William Richardson Award from the Golf Writers Association of America for her consistent outstanding contributions to golf.  Ms. Whitworth was the recipient of the 2006 PGA First Lady of Golf Award.

Community Benefits

Your support directly benefits children!  By donating the proceeds of this tournament to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Fort Worth, the Kathy Whitworth Invitational helps our community of children from disadvantaged circumstances, thereby fulfilling our goal of modeling the citizen athlete's sense of community, leadership and responsibility.