Patty McGraw Coatney
Setting a record that’s going to be hard to top, Patty McGraw Coatney won the Women’s Oklahoma Golf Association State Amateur Championship a record nine times. Here first was in 1977, followed by victories in 1979, 1980, 1981, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1991, and 2001.
The Ponca City native competed on the boys golf team in high school, then went to Oklahoma State where she was a four-year starter from 1978 to 1982.
In 2003, the University of Central Oklahoma, in Edmond, offered Patty the opportunity of coaching the first ever women’s golf team at UCO. With only her experience as a player to draw from, Patty accepted the challenge. In each of her first two years, the women of UCO won their conference championship, Patty was named Coach of the Year and the teams competed in the NCAA Division 2 West Regional Championships.
She now helps run the pro shop and merchandising at Stillwater Country Club, where husband Chuck Coatney is the head professional and general manager. Her brother Mike McGraw is the head coach of the Baylor men’s golf team.