2019 Peach - Palmetto State Women's Showdown
November 16, 17-18, 2019
Reynolds Lake Oconee - The Preserve
Great things always happen when the Women's South Carolina Golf Association and the Georgia State Golf Association collaborate on an event. A result of this collaboration is the new bi-annual Peach-Palmetto State Women's Showdown. Both associations have selected a couple of great Captains to lead their perspective teams to victory.

The Captain for the WSCGA team will be South Carolina Hall of Famer:
Kelly Tilghman
Tilghman from North Myrtle Beach is a broadcaster for  The Golf Channel , and the  PGA Tour 's first female lead  golf announcer and was inducted into the South Carolina Golf Hall of Fame in 2019.

Tilghman is a former touring professional who has been with The Golf Channel since its inception and has worked a variety of roles. In 2007, she began her collaboration with lead analyst  Nick Faldo  to form the lead broadcast team for the majority of the network’s PGA Tour telecasts.
One of the original cast, Tilghman formerly served in such roles as co-anchor for Golf Central, host of Sprint Post Game and Live From … telecasts, as well as a variety of Golf Channel original programs, including Academy Live and The Grey Goose 19th Hole. Tilghman’s early duties included serving as an on-course reporter for the network’s live tournament team.
From 1992-96, Tilghman played professional golf in Australia, Europe and Asia, and also served as a teaching and touring pro. She was brought up in the golf industry with parents who owned and operated a golf course for 22 years. Tilghman earned a scholarship to play on  Duke University 's women's golf team, where she won 1990's  Lady Paladin Invitational  hosted by  Furman University  and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History.

The Captain for the GSGA will be Georgia Hall of Famer:
Martha Kirouac
Born and raised in southern California, Kirouac began her competitive golf career with the Southern California Junior Golf Association. Her competitive career includes championship victories in the 1967 Women’s Intercollegiate, 1970 U.S. Women’s Amateur, 1970 Trans-Mississippi Women’s Amateur and Curtis Cup appearances in 1970 and ‘72. She also won the Georgia Women’s Amateur in 1986 and the Women’s Southern Amateur in 1990. Currently the executive director of the Georgia State Golf Association, Kirouac was a GSGA volunteer prior to joining the staff in 1996. She served as a volunteer member of the Board of Directors and was the first woman elected to the Executive Committee. In 2004, Kirouac served as captain for the U.S. Curtis Cup team that was successful in its defense of the cup in the biennial match played at Formby Golf Club, Merseyside, England. Kirouac lives in Norcross, is a member of the Atlanta Athletic Club and serves on the USGA Women’s Committee. She is a member of the Atlanta Athletic Club’s Hall of Fame and Georgia Golf Hall of Fame.
Each association will be represented by the top four (4) eligible mid-amateur and top four (4) eligible senior amateur finishers in their respective Women’s Player of the Year and Senior Women’s Player of the Year points’ lists as of November 1st. If not enough point earning mid-amateur players are available, a senior may play as a mid-amateur. For the purposes of this competition mid-amateur shall be defined as over 21 and not currently enrolled in college.  Team members must be residents of the states of Georgia or South Carolina, complying with the respective state’s requirements of residency and age.    

The Format will be Solheim Cup style match play. Day one shall consist of four (4) Four-Ball Matches in the morning followed by four (4) Foursome matches in the afternoon.  Day two shall consist of eight (8) singles matches.  Each match shall be scored in the Nassau scoring format consisting of one (1) point for the front nine match, one (1) point for the back nine match and one (1) point for the overall match totaling three (3) possible points per match totaling twenty-four (24) points on day one and twenty-four (24) points on day two.  There will be 48 overall points available during the competition.  In the event of a tie in any match, ½ point is awarded to both sides.  The visiting team has the honor on the first tee each day of the competition.

There are still a lot of opportunities to earn points this year and get on the team. A few events that are now open for registration are:

Entries close Tuesday, May 28th!
June 11-13

Dataw Island Club
Cotton Dike Course
Entries Open until July 29th.
August 9 - 11

Seabrook Island Club
Oceanwinds Course