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Golf News: - Posted 13th January 1998

Head of USGA Women's committee elected

Far Hills, N.J.- The United States Golf Association has announced it has elected Joan Birland of Denver, Colorado. as head of the it's Women's Committee. This will be her second consecutive one-year term.

The 24-member committee oversees the U.S. Women's Amateur, the U.S. Women's Open and the Curtis Cup Match when it was conducted in the United States. The Women's Committee also selects the players who represent the U.S. on the Curtis Cup and Women's World Amateur teams and directs the 300 volunteers who serve on seven USGA women's committees.

Joan Birkland served as the group's vice chairman for two years before she was promoted as chairman. A committee member since 1981, Birkland is one of only six women to be inducted into the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame.

Also, Mary Capouch of Mandeville, La. will also serve another consecutive one-year term as vice chairman.