A Brief History

The Atlanta-Birmingham Challenge is a long standing tradition between our two southern EWGA chapters. Modeled after the Solheim Cup, hosting honors alternate each year between each chapter. The Challenge in its Solheim Cup format as it is still played today first began in 2002.   Prior to that year, although not official challenges, the Atlanta and Birmingham chapters met for several joint outings at the Silver Lakes course in Anniston, AL.  Much like those first outings, many challenges are accompanied by additional members from each chapter who participate in the festivities and enjoy a golf getaway weekend of their own. As teams are limited in size, this is a great way to be part of the overall fun. 

The Cup has changed hands several times with a fairly even split between the two chapters.  It is always a hotly contested event with major bragging rights at stake. Birmingham won the first Cup in what captain Patricia Lilly still calls “the highlight of my EWGA golfing career – I almost had a heart attack during our rousing comeback on Sunday!"

  

   

Year 
Host  Location  Team Captains Winner 

2014

 

Atlanta

 Canyon Ridge

 ATL - Sharnee Straub
B'HAM - Angela Nash and Bettye Anne Shratter
 


2013


Birmingham
Goose Pond Colony Resort
Guntersville, AL
ATL - Sharnee Straub
B'HAM - Angela Nash and Bettye Anne Shratter


ATLANTA
 


2012


Atlanta


Brasstown Valley Resort
Young Harris, GA
 
ATL - Sharnee Straub
B'HAM - Angela Nash and Bettye Anne Shratter


ATLANTA

2011 

Birmingham 


FarmLinks
Sylacauga, AL

ATL - Sharnee Straub
B'HAM - Terri Henderson

Birmingham

2010

Atlanta

Reynolds Plantation
Greensboro, GA

ATL-Sharnee Straub
B'HAM - Sylvia Sumners

Birmingham

2009

Birmingham

FarmLinks
Sylacauga, AL

ATL-Sharnee Straub
B'HAM - Terri Henderson

Birmingham

2008

Atlanta

Callaway Gardens
Pine Mountain, GA

ATL-Andrea(Wulz)Clewley/Sharnee Straub
B'HAM - Terri Henderson

ATLANTA

2007

Birmingham

Grand National
Opelika, AL

ATL-Andrea(Wulz)Clewley/Sharnee Straub
B'HAM - Terri Henderson/Eval Shephard

ATLANTA

2006

Atlanta

Canyon Ridge
Rising Fawn, GA

ATL-Andrea(Wulz)Clewley/Sharnee Straub
B'HAM - Patricia Lilly

Birmingham

2005

Birmingham

Stillwaters
Lake Martin, AL

ATL-Andrea (Wulz) Clewley
B'HAM - Patricia Lilly

ATLANTA

2004

Atlanta

Stonebridge Golf Club
Rome, GA

ATL-Nancy Akins
B'HAM - Patricia Lilly

ATLANTA

2003

Birmingham

Cider Ridge Golf Club
Oxford, AL

ATL-Charlene Grafton
B'HAM - Patricia Lilly

ATLANTA

2002

Atlanta

The Frog
Villa Rica, GA

ATL-Deb Schlofman
B'HAM - Patricia Lilly

Birmingham