Meet the Board: Meet Sue Kort
"I believe very passionately in PWGA and will do everything in my power to try to make us even better and help us thrive for many years to come."
Meet Sue Kort
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 Sue Kort, the PWGA Vice President.
Born and raised in the Chicago area, I married at 18 and became a career Navy wife. We lived in Guam, Tennessee, Okinawa and ended up in Sunnyvale, eventually deciding to stay in CA after my husband retired. We had 3 sons and I was fortunate to be a stay-at-home mom. In 1980, I started working, and not long after, we divorced. Eventually, I met my second husband and we were married in 1984 and moved from San Jose to Half Moon Bay.
How I started my golf journey
After I retired from Lockheed Missiles and Space in Sunnyvale back in 1998, my husband and I moved from Silicon Valley to Grass Valley. He continued his consulting career and I worked for a few years remodeling our home (new floors, cabinetry, tiling, painting, and building decks). When I ran out of things to build, I was staying with my cousin near Glendale and went with her to golf one day. It was an eighteen-hole par 3 course with no carts, and when I saw some of the "much older ladies" walking and being healthy, I decided that was what I wanted to be doing when I was older. So, I came home and took a class with Sierra College and ended up joining Indian Creek. I never imagined how much that would change my life.
How I found PWGA
I finally got my handicap down and joined Turkey Creek, and at both clubs I got involved with the boards, playdays, and eventually, the major tournaments. I ended up helping run the Sacramento area playdays, and after 4 years, decided I wanted to serve on the PWGA Board. I ended up volunteering for the job of Sacramento Area Director. I thoroughly enjoyed that for four years and my helpers and I contributed much to building up participation in the Sacramento Area.
I currently belong to the Turkey Creek Ladies Club and the Whitney Oaks Women's Club, and I don't know what I would do without my golfing friends. When my husband passed away in 2012, my friends were all there for me whenever I needed them and I certainly want to continue to be there for them.
Desire to keep serving
I am honored to be serving as Vice President of PWGA this year and am looking forward to being President in 2019. I believe very passionately in PWGA and will do everything in my power to try to make us even better and help us thrive for many years to come..