There’s a lot of winding roads between Kentucky and a golf course in Pinehurst, North Carolina. Wanda Little took many roads from the classroom as a student, the classroom as a teacher to a member of the Women’s Golf Association at National Golf Club.
Wanda’s early years were spent in Kentucky. She graduated from Eastern Kentucky with a BS and MA degree in Education. In 1977 she continued her teaching career in the Charlotte Mecklenburg School System as a 4th grade teacher as well as being a team leader and a Teaching Assistant Principal. She retired from classroom teaching in 2001.
Wanda’s last winding road brought her to Pinehurst and National Golf Club. She moved to Pinehurst in 2003 and built a home in National where she lives with her husband, George. She tells a wonderful story of her journey from Charlotte to Pinehurst. Obviously Mrs. Little was unfamiliar with our famous ‘ roundabout’. You see, she was traveling alone, following the family, when she realized she didn’t know the exit for National Golf Club. She made many trips around the circle before finding her way to National Golf Club. Lucky for us, she found the exit and now the rest of the story.
Wanda is a very friendly lady and seldom meets a stranger so it was when she joined the Women’s Golf Association – everyone had a new best friend. Not only was she determined to learn and improve her golf game, she was anxious to be an active part of the Women’s Golf Association by serving as President and Advisor. Her golf life didn’t fulfill her basic need to serve. She enlarged her community service by serving as a member of Moore County Public Education Foundation Board; serving on the Planning Board of Southern Pines and a Deacon of the First Baptist Church of Southern Pines. She is presently serving as Vice President of the National Property Owners Association.
One would think these civic obligations would fill every moment of Wanda’s busy day; but they don’t. She will tell you her special time is spent with her four grandchildren and especially babysitting her three year old twin girls in Charlotte. So, the next time you see Wanda, ask about the twins….have a moment or two to listen to a proud grandmother.