The name Katie Fiorella is synonymous with women’s golf in Colorado. The respect which people felt for this lady was not just because of her considerable playing ability, but because she had such a love for the game.
Her playing record speaks for itself. In 1957-58 she was the runner-up in the Denver Women’s Invitational Golf Association Championship, which was the forerunner for the Colorado Women’s Golf Association Stroke Play tournament. In the CWGA Match Play event, she was runner-up in 1959, 1972, 1973, 1978 and 1980. She was a semifinalist in 1958, 1961 and 1969.
In 1984 Fiorella captured her first individual state stroke play tournament title at the CWGA Senior Championship. She dominated senior competition for the next few years, winning the Senior Stroke Play again in 1985 and 1987, and placing second in 1983 and 1989.
Fiorella teamed up with Lynn Zmistowski to win six CWGA Brassie titles. After joining Willis Case Golf Course in 1983, Katie claimed the club championship 22 times.
For more than two decades, Fiorella served on the CWGA Course Rating Committee. In any weather she showed up, never quit nor gave up, and accomplished what she set out to do.