The organization of the Women's Tennessee Golf
Association (WTGA) was accomplished during an
invitational tournament at Memphis Country Club
in 1916. This tournament was later recognized as
the Women's State Amateur Championship.
From 1916 to 1936, the Women's State Amateur
was played only eight times. It was not played
from 1917 to 1919 because of World War I, and it
was not played from 1923-1927 and 1932-1936.
In 1937, WTGA President Peggy Probasco of
Chattanooga was responsible for reviving the
tournament which has been played every year
with the exception of 1942-1945 due to World
War II. The tournament's current trophy was
given in 1937 to the WTGA by Peggy's husband,
Scott L. Probasco, Sr. and bears his name.
The Tennessee Women's Amateur Championship
is the crown jewel of the women's state events
and is one of 17 state championships run by the