In Memoriam: Charlotte Barnhard - The Golf Association of Philadelphia

Jul 29, 2021

In Memoriam: Charlotte Barnhard

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Charlotte N. Barnhard, who served as Executive Director of the Women’s Golf Association of Philadelphia for 43 years, died July 28. She was 78.

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Barnhard, a lifelong Llanerch Country Club member, was an accomplished golfer and administrator. She captured seven women’s club championships at Llanerch as well as three WGAP events — the Fox Cup, Ida E. Dixon Cup and Charles S. Powell Memorial Cup. She represented WGAP in the Junior Inter-City Matches throughout the late 1960s. Barnhard is an honorary WGAP member and the namesake of the organization’s Charlotte N. Barnhard Cup.

Barnhard, of Havertown, Pa., attended Haverford High School and Upsala College, where she majored in Spanish. After a brief teaching career, she became Assistant Director of WGAP before transitioning into the role of Executive Director. Barnhard enjoyed needlework, sewing for infants at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, gardening and taking care of her dachshunds.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Barnhard’s memory may be made to Women’s Golf Association of Philadelphia, 101 Bill Smith Road, King of Prussia, PA  19406 or to East Coast Herding-Dog Organization.

Celebrating Amateur Golf since 1897, GAP, also known as the Golf Association of Philadelphia, is the oldest regional or state golf association in the United States. It serves as the principal ruling body of amateur golf in its region. The Association’s 300 Member Clubs and 80,000 individual members are spread across the Eastern half of Pennsylvania and parts of Delaware, Maryland and New Jersey. The GAP’s mission is to promote, preserve and protect the game of golf.

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