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Julie Williams

Julie Williams is a writer with 15 years experience covering junior, college and amateur golf. She has also written for Golfweek, AmateurGolf.com, Morning Read, the USGA and the Northern California Golf Association. She enjoys telling the stories of up-and-comers in the game and introducing readers to new players. Williams, now based in Florida, played college golf at Truman State University and spent the past six years coaching high school girls’ golf.

Articles by Julie Williams

Connecting dots

Sierra Sanchez is building a community, one female golfer at a time

Piece by piece, or dot by dot, Sierra Sanchez learned what it takes to create a community of female golfers, which has led to nearly 1,000 women being a part of the Millenneille Golf Club in Phoenix. Our Julie Williams has the story.

Pinehurst pairing

Doubling down on men’s, women’s amateur events

The North & South Amateur and the North & South Women’s Amateur have been a significant part of Pinehurst for more than 100 years. This year, for the first time, the tournaments will overlap. Our Julie Williams has the story.

Major form

Stephanie Connelly Eiswerth grows as instructor and player

Stephanie Connelly Eiswerth tried her hand at the life of a professional golfer, but it wasn't until she stopped trying to make a living playing the game that she found success teaching it. Our Julie Williams has the story.

Homecoming game

Affable Tiffany Joh, a two-time USGA champion, embraces role with national team

Tiffany Joh, who spent 11 years on the LPGA Tour before transitioning to college coaching, is taking her big personality and humor to the USGA and its National Development Program. Our Julie Williams has the story.

Above and beyond

Joan Alexander's support for Auburn’s programs goes beyond a mere job description

As the director of operations for men’s and women’s golf at Auburn, Joan Alexander has myriad responsibilities, and not all of those can be found in a job description. She just knows - and does - what needs to be done. Our Julie Williams has the story.

Adaptability

Clemson’s Pancake thrives amid change

Not much seems to rattle Clemson's Annabelle Pancake, so there's no reason to expect that playing in the Augusta National Women's Amateur will be any different. Our Julie Williams has the story.

The right fit

Garner elevates tiny Rollins with big-school goals

Rollins College is the only place Julie Garner has coached, and in three stints there since 1984 has guided the Tars to six Division II national championships. Our Julie Williams has the story.

Trans-Atlantic lessons

Alexa Hammer brings St. Andrews’ golf passion home to Florida

Having grown up in Florida, Alexa Hammer was familiar with good weather and American courses. Going to college in St. Andrews, Scotland, gave her a different perspective and appreciation for the game. Our Julie Williams has the story.

Winter wonder

FSGA revitalizes Women’s International Four-Ball

A little more than 10 years ago, the Women's International Four-Ball championship was on its way out. Now, with the Florida State Golf Association at the helm, it's future is brighter than ever. Our Julie Williams has the story.

Over the moon

Anne Moon makes mark with retail golf outlet

In a business dominated by men, Anne Moon thinks her perspective as a female helps bring a softer, more connected side to Moon Golf, the company she runs with her husband Dan. Our Julie Williams has the story.

On the right course

Cathy Harbin's career has led her to course ownership

After managing a world-renowned golf resort and overseeing 100-plus more clubs, Cathy Harbin knew she was ready to run her own facility. So she found one online and bought it. Our Julie Williams has the story.

‘I’m part of it’

Annika Sörenstam invests herself in women’s events

When Annika Sörenstam associates herself with a tournament or a clinic, it's not just her name that players see. They get to see - and know - her. Our Julie Williams has the story.

Dan and Anne Moon make mark at Moon Golf

Anne Moon thinks her perspective helps bring a personal touch to Moon Golf, the company she runs with her husband, Dan.

Legendary mentoring

Rosie Jones, Legends Tour players guide South Carolina high schoolers

Rosie Jones was looking to make a bigger impact among high school female golfers. She found it by adopting a high school tournament and bringing in a crew of fellow Legends Tour players. Our Julie Williams has the story.

Willing and able

Anna Kittelson, Boatwright intern, is dedicated to adaptive golf

For Anna Kittelson, a P.J. Boatwright internship was more than just a summer job. For her it led to the discovery of a passion for growing adaptive golf. Our Julie Williams has the story.

Kathryn Belanger has become a guardian of golf’s rules

Kathryn Belanger has combined an inquisitive mind and knack for connecting the dots with her love of golf to become one of the more recognizable rules officials in golf. Our Julie Williams has the story.

By the book

Kathryn Belanger has become a guardian of golf’s rules

Kathryn Belanger has combined an inquisitive mind and knack for connecting the dots with her love of golf to become one of the more recognizable rules officials in golf. Our Julie Williams has the story.

Graduating to coaching

Players enjoy staying in the college game

Traditionally, the next step for collegiate golfers has been to try their hand on the professional tour. But more college players are finding success - and satisfaction - by staying in the college game as coaches. Our Julie Williams has the story.

All fore the ladies

Abby Liebenthal creates welcoming space for women golfers

Abby Liebenthal has seen how difficult it can be for women to get involved in golf, which motivated her to create Fore the Ladies, a female-based community that aims to bring everything that golf has to offer to women everywhere.

Endless love

Nan Ryan, 89, gives her all for Little People’s

For 50 years, Nan Ryan has poured her love of golf and young people into the Pepsi Little People's Championship, a tournament that is as much family reunion as it is a competition. Our Julie Williams has the story.

Merged associations amplify voices

During the past decade, more state golf associations serving men have joined forces with those serving women. In many cases, mergers amplify female voices.

Better together

Merged golf associations benefit women across the board

During the past decade, more state golf associations serving men have joined forces with those serving women. In many cases, mergers also amplify female voices. Our Julie Williams has the story.

Writing her own story

England’s Jess Baker leans on journaling to grow

England's Jess Baker, a junior at the University of Central Florida, has seen her amateur ranking skyrocket, in part because she has used journaling to settle her mind and her game. Our Julie Williams has the story.

Art of balance

Epson Tour pro Kate Smith flourishes as graphic designer

When Kate Smith sits down to do business as a graphic designer, clients don’t always realize she’s also spending half her year traveling the country to play professional golf. Our Julie Williams has the story.