Meet the Board: Meet Jane House
"I became a really good mediocre golfer. I can play any course without embarrassing myself and I have learned to follow the rules."
Meet Jane House
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 Jane House, the Fresno Area Director.
How I started my golf journey
I retired after 37 years in education. In my 50’s, I decided I needed a transition
plan for my retirement. It started when I was asked to volunteer at a golf
tournament fundraiser for my school district and handed out goodie bags. I also
volunteered to do registration at a second tournament when I had an epiphany! The people playing the tournament were having a whole lot more fun than me.
How I learned to play golf
I started my golf career with beginner lessons with the Adult School. I didn’t do
so well and repeated the beginner lessons. I met some nice ladies who
encouraged me to join the Executive Women’s Golf Association because clinics
were offered and golf events were available after work and on the weekends.
How I found PWGA
As part of my transition plan, I joined Riverbend Golf Course and the Women’s Club where I became a PWGA member. Riverbend is now known as Dragonfly. I’m glad I met some fun ladies who enjoy golf and like to have fun.
I became a really good mediocre golfer. I can play any course without
embarrassing myself and I have learned to follow the rules. I have also been able to play all over California, Mexico and Ireland. I did not know it at the time, but I was being groomed to become the Fresno Area Director, where I met more ladies who enjoy golf and like to have fun. I plan to play golf for a long time.