Women in Play


Women in Play 2023

Celebrate women’s success and leadership in community, philanthropy, business and media at our fourth annual Women in Play Luncheon, honoring professional golfer and broadcaster, Judy Rankin.

Thursday, September 28, 2023

Cocktail Reception: 11:30 a.m.
Luncheon: Noon

Gleneagles Country Club
5401 W Park Blvd., Plano, TX 75093

2023 Honoree, Judy Rankin

About Judy

Judy Rankin, former pro golfer and broadcaster, is a 26- time LPGA Tour winner and World Golf Hall of Fame member. Rankin was the leading money winner in 1976 and ’77, and finished in the top-10 on the money list 11 times between 1965 and ‘79. She was a three-time recipient of the Vare Trophy for the lowest scoring average in a season (1973, ’76, and ’77), a two-time LPGA Player of the Year (1976 and ’77), and captained the 1996 and ’98 American Solheim Cup teams to victories. Rankin also was the first veteran player to be voted into the LPGA Tour Hall of Fame in 2000 and was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame the same year. Rankin received the First Lady in Golf Award from the PGA of America in 1999 and the Bob Jones award from the USGA in 2002. She joined GOLF Channel in 2010 as the lead analyst for its LPGA Tour live tournament coverage and became the first woman to work full-time on broadcasts of men’s events and previously has served as a golf commentator for ABC and ESPN.

2023 Committee Members:

Wren Ovard


Li’l Birdie Consulting

Diana S. Gats

VPT Enterprise, LLC

Cathy Harbin

PGA & LPGA Professional

Nikki Arledge

VP of Development, Volunteers of America Texas

Angela King

CEO, Volunteers of America Texas

Ericka English

Sr. Director of Marketing and Communications, VOA Texas

Angie Ravaioli-Larkin

Head Golf Coach, Texas Christian University

Lori Little

National Affordable Housing Trust

Julia Buthman


Kathy O’Neal

Club, Resort & Hospitality Consulting, LLC

Carla Vaughn

Senior Sales Executive, SXM Media

Jenni Steele

VP of Marketing
Niagara Conservation

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