As part of the Monogram Club’s ongoing 100th anniversary celebration, some of the Club’s many connections to each Notre Dame program have been highlighted.
This latest installment of the “Monogram Club Turns 100” series looks at how the Monogram Club and the Fighting Irish women’s golf program have been connected throughout the years.
Women’s Golf Monogram Moments
Notre Dame’s women’s golf program gained varsity status in 1988.
Kerrie (Wagner) Debbs (’89) was a captain on Notre Dame’s first varsity women’s golf team in 1988-89. Debbs served on the Monogram Club board of directors from 2008-11.
Katie King (’98) was a two-time team captain and owned the program’s career stroke average record when she graduated. King was a director on the Monogram Club board from 2000-03 and also spent time as a Club advisor.
Tom Hanlon (’49, golf) (left) and George Thomas (right) were the program’s first head coaches as they served as co-head coaches from 1988-93. Hanlon was a Monogram winner from his time competing with the men’s golf program and Thomas received an honorary Monogram in 1999.
Ashley Armstrong (’15) was a 2015 recipient of the Monogram Club’s postgraduate scholarship. The Club annually awards a $5,000 scholarship to one male and one female graduating student-athlete.
Notre Dame women’s golf head coach Susan Holt and associate head coach Kyle Lynne Demeter competed at the Monogram Club’s Reunion Weekend golf outing last summer.
Noriko Nakazaki (’07) is the women’s golf program’s only three-time recipient of the Monogram Club Team MVP Award.
The women’s golf program visited Ireland in 2014 and utilized the Monogram Club’s team-hosting program to hold a dinner following play at the Old Head Golf Club. The team-hosting program goes towards educational or cultural opportunities for Notre Dame teams traveling for competition.
The latest group of women’s golf first-time Monogram winners at this fall’s Monogram Jacket Ceremony.