Meet the Board: Meet Dana Carrigan
Meet Dana Carrigan
By Alejandra Duffy
As you can see, we're starting a new series on our blog to help you get to know our Board members. Maybe you already know some of them, but hopefully you'll understand why they give so much time and love to the Pacific Women's Golf Association after reading each of their stories.
Today, we're interviewing Dana Carrigan, our PWGA Rules Director.
HOW I STARTED MY GOLF JOURNEY
When I was young, I had little interest in golf, but my dad was passionate about it. I remember many a Sunday sitting in the family room with golf on TV. I would rather have watched cartoons, but my dad was in charge of the TV! My golf adventure began years later, when I retired. I wanted to learn to golf and my dad was my inspiration, mentor, and coach. We played many a round and I think of him often when I’m out on the course. Thanks, dad!
HOW I FOUND PWGA
I joined PWGA seventeen years ago as a member of Boundary Oak Golf Course in Walnut Creek. I started volunteering at the club level. I have been a PWGA course rater since 2010, and then joined the Rules Committee in 2015. I have been on the PWGA Board as Rules Director since 2016. I love being on the PWGA Board and have made many friends through golf and PWGA.
MY ULTIMATE GOLF DREAM
I’ve been fortunate to have golfed many places in many countries. If I were to pick a dream round of golf, it would be at Pebble Beach on a sunny day, with no wind, with my husband and our many friends who also love golf. Someday…
OUTSIDE OF GOLF
My husband Cris and I moved to Loomis a few years ago. Our son Clay (27) lives in Berkeley, and daughter Claire (23) lives in Florida. I play with the ladies’ groups at Turkey Creek and Whitney Oaks. Cris and I plan to travel and golf for many years to come. Our next golf vacation will be in British Columbia in the summer of 2018.
i WON'T STOP
I grew up in Sacramento and skied up at Lake Tahoe every weekend. I used to work for BASS Tickets, so I have been to many concerts, plays, and sporting events. I have a Basset Hound named Rosie, two chickens, Casper and Taquito; and a cat named Smokey.
WHY I GOLF
I play golf for the fun, challenge, comradely and competition. I believe golf keeps us young and I am inspired by the many ladies that are well in their 80s playing golf and loving it!
See you on the course!