March is Women’s History Month and the Central New York PGA is celebrating this special month by showcasing our women’s events and featuring women in golf.


The CNY PGA offers different playing opportunities for women and is dedicated to creating opportunities for women in golf and growing the game.


Those events include:


July 29: CNY PGA Pro-Lady at Lakeshore Yacht and Country Club

*This event features one PGA of America Member (or Associate) with three female amateurs.


Aug. 1-2: Women’s Apogee Investment Management Championship

*The 34rd edition of the tournament will be Cortland Country Club and Beaver Meadows Golf Club.


Sept. 29: CNY PGA Women’s Association Championship at Oneida Community Golf Club

*The fourth annual tournament is a Solheim Cup format with two age divisions.




The CNY PGA recognizes the achievements and contributions of women in golf.


Here are two women who are making a mark in the game.



Yerman, the 2023 CNY PGA Junior Female Player of the Year, competes on the CNY PGA Junior Tour and has qualified for the Tesori/Mulherin Cup two straight years. Yerman, an All-Mohawk Valley All-Star, also golfs on the Sauquoit Valley golf team.



Female golf role model: Moira Dunn-Bohls is one of my female golf role models. Along with being a professional golfer, Moira teaches the junior program at my home course, Cedar Lake. Moira constantly promotes the game to younger kids, and uses her knowledge of the game to teach them. She has helped me in many aspects of my game, and has supported me through my many years of playing.


How have women changed the golf industry? Women have influenced the golf industry by promoting the game to other, younger female players. Currently I play on the CNY PGA Junior Tour, and I am always motivated and supported by other female players and staff. Most specifically, Brittany Wowelko, PGA (CNY PGA Director of Foundation Programs and Marketing). She constantly pushes my friends and I to try our hardest in and outside of golf. Moreover, although I am competing against my friends in tournaments, we still root for and support each other. This constant support has pushed me to try my hardest, and to influence others to work as hard as they can, too.


Favorite part of golf: The relationships I have made with people throughout my many years of playing. I have made some of my best friends while playing.


What inspires me: What inspires me the most is seeing other people succeed. Seeing other people’s success shows me that what I want to achieve is possible, and it motivates me to reach my goals.




Since retiring from full-time play on the LPGA Tour, Utica native Dunn-Bohls returns to her home club, Cedar Lake Club in Clayville, three months out of the year. Dunn-Bohls, a LPGA Member, owns a camp at Cedar Lake and offers private instruction. Dunn-Bohls won titles at the 1989 New York State Junior Girls Championship and the 1992-94 New York State Women’s Amateur Championships.



Female golf role models: I would say the greatest role model for all women golfers are the 13 founders of the LPGA. I believe Nancy Lopez should be added as well.


How have women influenced golf: I feel women have influenced golf at all levels.  From founding our tour to teaching at all levels.


Favorite part of golf: My favorite part is the individual side of it. I have played several other sports but nothing else fulfilled the competitiveness like golf.


What inspires me: I see inspiration in anyone who sacrifices to succeed. Not just in sports but in everyday life.