|DDWGA Awards Three Scholarships|
Since its inception in 1996, the DDWGA Scholarship Awards have been a symbol of excellence and achievement for High School Females connected to the game of golf. This prestigious award has recognized and rewarded the most deserving young women who have demonstrated an exceptional passion and commitment to the game in the DDWGA Area.
With a long-standing tradition of empowering and encouraging female golfers, the DDWGA Scholarship Awards have donated over $60,000 to 71 deserving recipients who have exhibited extraordinary talent, determination, and dedication to the sport. These accomplished young women have used their awards to pursue their dreams and ambitions in the world of golf and academia and have become shining examples of what can be achieved through hard work, perseverance, and a deep connection with the game.
As we continue to celebrate the incredible legacy of the DDWGA Scholarship Awards, we look forward to honoring our three 2023 chosen female juniors at the DDWGA Spring Shamble on Monday, May 15th at Troy Country Club.
|More About 2023 Scholarship Recipients|
|Abigail Kittles is a driven high school senior from Springfield, Ohio, who maintains a well-balanced schedule of academics, athletics, and school and community involvement. Abigail is a natural leader, goal-oriented, and aims to inspire other young women in golf. She plans to pursue a degree in PGA Golf Management with financial assistance, as this program is not currently offered at any university in Ohio. Miss Kittles has been involved in golf through various outlets, including playing on her high school’s boys’ golf team, competing in city and state tournaments, and working as a cart attendant at Windy Knoll Golf Course. She is a Youth on Course member and plays the majority of her rounds at Windy Knoll Golf Club. |
Abigail is an academic standout, with a remarkable 4.42 GPA and relevant coursework in subjects such as Biology and Biotechnology, Food Science, Chemistry, and Environmental Science. She is also a member of several clubs, including FFA and Theater Department. In addition, she holds an Associate of Science degree from Clark State College, where she maintained a perfect 4.0 GPA and completed relevant coursework in areas such as Spanish, English, Math, and Biology. With experience as a cart attendant at Windy Knoll Golf Course and a photographer assistant at Champion City Photography, Abigail has also honed skills such as problem-solving, creative thinking, organization, and team leadership.
Emmalynne Goodnough is a senior at Beavercreek High School maintaining a 4.19 GPA. She is an enthusiastic golfer who started playing the sport at a young age and learned from her parents and grandparents, who are also avid golfers. Emmalynne credits the local First Tee program for teaching her important life skills such as sportsmanship, honesty, and perseverance. She plans to attend Ohio University to pursue her passion for Special Education. Emmalynne finds golf to be a way to slow down and enjoy the moment, as well as a low-impact way to stay active.
Emmalynne has already made a name for herself as an accomplished golfer. Her dedication and hard work have earned her several awards, including the Coaches Award, Most Improved Player, and Scholar Athlete Award. She is a valuable member of her high school's golf team and has played in numerous matches and invitationals, helping her team advance to sectionals. Off the course, Emmalynne is just as dedicated to her studies and has excelled academically, earning an Honors Diploma with National Honor Society membership, Citizenship Seal, Science Seal, and College Ready Seal. She has also completed 28 hours towards her bachelor’s degree in special education from Sinclair Community College. Emmalynne's positive attitude, adaptability, and excellent communication skills make her a valuable asset to any team or organization she joins.
Gabrielle Green is a high school senior from Beavercreek, Ohio. She attends Carroll High School and is set to graduate this year. Gabrielle is an accomplished student with a 4.09 cumulative GPA. Although undecided about her intended higher learning institution, Gabrielle has a passion for studying Biology. In addition to being a scholar, Gabrielle is an accomplished athlete, having played for her high school golf team and is a member of Youth on Course. She plays the majority of her rounds at the WGC Xenia Ohio golf facility. Gabrielle believes golf is an essential aspect of her life as it has taught her skills that have helped her in everyday life. She was a part of the First Tee Golf Program where she learned core values and skills such as the 4Rs, which have helped her focus and stay calm in various situations.
Gabrielle is an active member of her community, working at the Prairies Youth Center (PYC) at Wright Patterson Air Force Base as a lead activity coordinator for kids at the military kids club from May 2017-2020. She currently works at Soin Medical Center in Beavercreek, where she checks patients in for appointments and directs them to their loved ones in the hospital. Gabrielle is also an accomplished athlete and has been a part of the Carroll High School Women's Varsity Golf team since 2019. Gabrielle is a well-rounded and talented individual with a passion for golf, biology, and helping her community.