My golf career has been brief, but more fun and rewarding than I ever could have imagined. A Chicago-area native, I took up the game when I retired to Vermont in 2005 after a 30-year career as a writer and editor for the federal government in Washington, DC. After joining St. Johnsbury Country Club, I was introduced to the VSWGA and quickly became active … playing State Days, serving as club rep, helping to organize the major tournaments when StJCC hosted those events, being a course rater, and playing on the Tri-State team.
I was elected to the VSWGA Board of Directors in 2014. For two years, I served as vice-president and liaison to the northeast club reps. After that, I was elected president, and had the pleasure of working with a great Board committed to creating more golfing opportunities for women in Vermont, making VSWGA finances stable and sustainable, and collaborating with the VGA in various areas. I’m continuing to serve, now as treasurer and northeast liaison.
My husband, Ted Dinkel, is an avid golfer. We attended the 2009 and 2013 Solheim Cup tournaments in the United States, and I’m looking forward to attending the event in Scotland in 2019. In my next life, I hope someone puts a golf club in my hand when I’m still young, so I can enjoy the camaraderie and challenge of the game for as long as possible.