Remembering Bev Brown

For those who don’t know who Bev Brown was, she was a staple in the Haggin Oaks Women’s Golf Club. Bev joined the HOWG about 20 years ago. After a few years she became the club’s Tournament Chair.

She was very dedicated and her duties included setting up their weekly tee times and creating their yearly calendar as well as being the point person between Haggin Oaks and HOWG. She held that position until she unfortunately became ill this past year.

“The Haggin Oaks Women’s Golf Club was established on January 31, 1967 by a group of members from the Haggin Oaks 9-hole women’s club. The club plays on the Haggin Oaks Mackenzie 18-hole course on Tuesday mornings and has an active membership. Members have varying handicaps but all have a love of the game, and want to play on a regular basis.”

Bev was known for her patriotism, she worked at McClellan Air Force Base before she retired. During her work years she played golf at the Air Force golf course, Lawrence Links, in North Highlands.

She was involved with a group called The Top Flight Club. If you spotted her in the parking lot, you would notice her golf stickers and a large “Support Our Troops” sticker plastered on her car bumper.

After Bev passed this last December, the Haggin Oaks Women’s Golf Club honored Bev through a $100 donation made to PGA HOPE in her name.

PGA HOPE has a group here at Haggin Oaks, so through the Morton Golf Foundation the club contributed the donation remembering Bev for her dedication and her patriotism.

“PGA HOPE introduces golf to Veterans with disabilities to enhance their physical, mental, social an emotional well-being. The program introduces the game using adaptive methods and military cultural competency. The program is free to all Veterans. PGA HOPE has a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), which enables Recreational Therapists to refer Veterans to the program as a form of therapy. PGA HOPE aspires to create a physically and emotionally healthier Veteran community by shaping lives, changing lives and possibly saving lives through the game of golf.”

Bev Brown will be deeply missed by many, including her friends of HOWG. She was a fantastic golfer and was always there to help.

A Memorial Tournament will be held this year for club members in her honor.

Special thanks to Elaine Cannon and HOWG Members for there contribution to today’s blog.

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