The Betty Deeley Scholarship
In Support of Girls Junior Golf

The Betty Deeley Scholarship is the NYSGA's first endowed scholarship. It was created to honor the late NYSGA Committee Member, who selflessly devoted over 40 years of her life to supporting girls junior golf. 

The scholarship is awarded annually to a female high school senior from New York pursuing a college education, who has a clear passion for the game of golf and a financial need.

Join the 'Friends of Mrs. Deeley' to Help Raise $30,000!

We have set a goal to raise $100,000 to fund this endowment and ensure scholarships will be awarded in Mrs. Deeley's honor in perpetuity. To assist these efforts, the NYSGA Executive Committee has pledged to match up to $30,000 in donations given by 'Friends of Mrs. Deeley'. 100% of your donation will be used for this effort and is fully tax-deductible.

About Betty Deeley

Betty Deeley was recruited to join the NYSGA volunteer ranks in 1973 by friend and former NYSGA president David Harden. That same year she became involved with the NYSGA Girls' Junior Championship and in 1974 accepted the role as chair, acting as the lead official in charge of the event. She would continue happily in this capacity for the next 41 years, adding the Women's Championship to her chair duties as well starting in 1980.

In addition to her chair duties, Betty served as a welcoming presence at registration, starting and scoring at countless NYSGA championships.

Throughout her tenure, Betty was a staunch champion for women golfers. In an era and sport dominated by men, Betty forged unilateral support within NYSGA committee, earning a seat on the association's executive committee for over 30 years. She fought for 'her girls' every step of the way.

And they were 'her girls', as she always referred to players in her championships. Betty would often write and call players to talk golf and encourage them to play competitively. She had an open and positive friendliness for all, a genuine interest in each individual she met. That's why each tournament, year after year, became a homecoming for Betty, where she would always be amongst some of her best friends.

For her years of dedicated service to the association, Betty was inducted into the inaugural class of the NYSGA Hall of Fame Class in 2012. It was an honor she cherished, but she always said the greatest honor she had was being able to watch so many of her girls grow up to be 'such fine young women'.

Thank You to Our Supporters!


Greg Harden

Dottie Pepper

Kathy Hunt
Thomas Reidy
Warren Winslow

Hank Fust
John Patton
Dr. Van Eenenaam
Utica District Women's Golf Assoc.

Dick Dorgan
Sue Chambers
Pennie Carlo
Janet Reiner
Richard & Ginne Russo

Ron Ajemian
Paul Auletta
Larry Arliss
Andy Bernatovicz
Doreen Biviano
Jim Coleman
James Cook
Gerard DeWolf

Todd & Pamela Dischinger
Neal Donivan
Joseph Enright, Jr.
Mark Fitzgerald
Georgette Folley
Dick Galvin
David Hayes
Bob & Marge Hubbell
Thomas Reidy, Jr.
Sue Sims
John Sniezyk
Ed & Iris Stanek
Dick & Cindy Wilson
Sandra Wood