ABOUT JUDY RANKIN
Judy Rankin has been in golf commentary for 35 years, covering both men's and women's golf. Judy is currently an analyst for the Golf Channel, "NBC", "ESPN", and since 2016 exclusively on LPGA telecasts.
THE JTR SUITCASE FUND
A Journey for Juniors
The JTR Suitcase Fund is pleased to provide junior golfers in West Texas with entry and travel assistance to state and national competitions. The focus is girls 10-18 years of age. Our goal is to assist golfers of varying ability to make golf a game for life.
JTR SUITCASE NEWS & UPDATES
May 21, 2019
We are so pleased with our annual fundraiser held at Midland Country Club. Many thanks to our special guest, my friend, and Hall of Famer, Juli Inkster! A special thank you to Reilley Rankin for all of her hard work and thanks to all who attended.
Juli hosted a mini-clinic for local high school golfers and spoke graciously at our evening event.
FUND AWARDS FIRST FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE GIFT
July 7, 2015
The JTR Suitcase Fund announced the award of its first gift in support of junior golfers in the West Texas area on July 7th.
The award was given to a young high school golfer from Lubbock, Texas.
"I am so pleased to pass along the good fortune I had as a junior golfer. It doesn't always take a lot to open doors for young golfers and we never know where it may take them. To help young golfers continue to grow and perhaps become better people in life through golf is what it's about." said Judy.
We are very pleased to announce that Destiny Arenas has accepted a partial scholarship to play golf at Texas Tech University for the 2018-2019 school year.
Those of us who know and support her could not be happier!
HOW TO HELP
Judy donates annually to the fund and covers all overhead costs involved. 100% of all donations are used for the junior girl effort.
The JTR Suitcase Fund is a non-profit 501"c"3 organization.
Please send check or money order to:
PO Box 51494
Midland, TX 79710
We thank you so much for your support!
FROM WHERE I SIT
2019 Volunteers of America LPGA Pro-Am
Helping The Community
For the 4th time, Judy and the JTR Suitcase Fund have partnered with Mike King and The Volunteers of America to take 5 girls to the LPGA Pro-AM to play the best women golfers in the world.
We have branched out in 2019, to take our first boy to Dallas. The eleven-year-old is following in the path of his two sisters, who were guests in past years. Our original endeavor was to help girls in the summer but we are now in the position to help boys also!
Many thanks to Midland Country Club, of Midland Texas and its members for their generous support in our endeavor.
Missouri Golf Assoication
January 19, 2018
Many thanks to the MGA for induction into their Hall of Fame. The evening was in St. Louis at Meadowbrook Country Club. Fellow inductees were, Ellen Port and Barb Berkmeyer, two outstanding amateurs.
I was born and raised in St. Louis and had the help of many, but most of all my Dad. I really appreciate the recognition for my two careers, golf and broadcasting!
Walter Rankin Jr.
*Reilley joined our efforts this year in 2018. She played college golf at the highest level at the University of Georgia, becoming an NCAA Champion. Also, she competed successfully for 12 years on the LPGA Tour.