Sadie Roberts Award
It is not too strong a statement to say that Sadie Roberts was responsible for the start of organized women’s golf in the state. As the president of the Women’s Southern Golf Association in 1928, she wanted the women golfers in Alabama to have their own organization and state amateur championship. The very next year her desire became reality after campaigning across the state single handily. The first women’s state amateur was held at the Country Club of Birmingham. Subsequently she served as president of the WAGA for a remarkable 22 years. She was inducted into the BGA Hall of Fame in 1967. In 2009, to coincide with the 80th anniversary of the WAGA, their Special Award was renamed the Sadie Roberts Award. Subsequently it will now be given to outstanding men’s and women’s volunteers to the AGA, with Carol Lell and Jim Haygood to be so honored for 2011. This wondrous lady died in 1988, two months shy of her 100th birthday.
Sadie Roberts Award Recipients