In 1921, the Indiana
Women's Golf Association was formed when a group of women get together
at South Grove Golf Course for a one day tournament arranged by Mrs.
F.G. Maple. The following June, the original Battleground layout of the
Lafayette Country Club hosted the first women's State Amateur
Championship. Thirty women competed in the event with the medalist and
eventual winner begin Mrs. B.C. Stevenson of Indianapolis.
During the height of World War II in 1943, the IWGA canceled
all of its events and put all of its money surplus into Series E war
bonds at $18.50 each. The IWGA resumed all of its activities in 1945
after the conclusion of the war.
1964, 15 year old Claudia Mayhew of Indianapolis won the IWGA State
Amateur becoming the youngest champion of the event. A record that
still stands today.
Five years later in 1969, Alice O'Neal Dye would win her ninth and final IWGA State Amateur Championship.
Indiana Women's Golf Association became a part of the Indiana Golf
Office in 1998 effectively handing the day-to-day operations of the
organization to the Golf Office staff.