Marcia Luigs Named 2008 USA Women's World Amateur Team Captain

Far Hills, N.J. – Marcia Luigs of Carmel, Ind., has been named captain of the USA team for the 2008 Women’s World Amateur Team Championship in October in Australia. The announcement was made by the Executive Committee of the United States Golf Association.

The championship is scheduled from Oct. 8-11 at the Grange Golf Club’s East and West Courses in Adelaide.

Luigs is a past chairman of the USGA Women’s Committee (2005 and 2006). She was a member of the Women’s Committee from 1990-2006 and was vice chairman in 2003 and 2004.

In addition, she has been a member the USGA’s Bob Jones Award Committee since 2005. Luigs is also a past member of the Green Section Committee (2002-07) and several other USGA committees, including the Joe Dey Award Committee (2003-04), Women’s Intercollegiate Relations Committee (1991-93) and the Girls’ Junior Championship Committee (1985-90). She served as chairman of the Girls’ Junior Committee from 1994-98. Luigs was a USGA representative on the International Golf Federation (IGF) Administrative Committee in 2005 and 2006.

She has been a member of the Women’s Western Golf Association (WWGA) since 1989. She was the WWGA Rules chairman in 2000-01. She also served as president of the Women’s Golf Association of Metro Indianapolis for two years. 

Luigs and her husband, Joe, have two grown children, Amy Luigs and Lisa Luigs Morrissett, and one granddaughter, Amy Jayne Morrissett. Luigs attended Hanover College in Indiana.

In 2003, she and her husband were both inducted into the Indiana Golf Hall of Fame.

The World Amateur Team Championships began in 1958, with the Women’s World Amateur Team Championship starting in 1964. The International Golf Federation (IGF) was founded in 1958 to encourage the international development of golf through friendship and sportsmanship. Today, the IGF consists of more than 110 national governing bodies of golf and is recognized as the international federation for golf for the International Olympic Committee. As one of its main functions, the IGF conducts the World Amateur Team Championships for women and men on a biennial basis.

The World Amateur Team Championships were last played in 2006 in South Africa. The Netherlands took the men’s title and South Africa won the women’s championship.

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