Tag Archive: LPGA

Mar 04

Big Chance for Wie

Wie Leads By Two Into Final Round of HSBC The LPGA is still playing many time zones away, in Singapore. Here I sit on a Saturday afternoon, and a few of the leaders of the HSBC Women’s Championship have already started the final round. From the golfers’ perspective, especially for Michelle Wie, things might look …

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Feb 21

Althea Gibson, Golfer?

Althea Gibson, Championship Tennis Player Makes History in Two Sports All right, suppose you didn’t read the title, and I just asked you, “Who was the first professional African-American woman tennis champion? What would be your answer? It might be more difficult for a younger generation because it’s farther away from the era, but even …

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Jan 28

Great Players, New Attitude in Bahamas

I love this part of the year. The women actually start playing again this week, but after year after year of watching the start of the golf season, I am not doing the “same game, same faces” thing. That’s one of the beauties of golf. It’s never the same, and ven if the faces are …

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Dec 14

Leadbetter – Ko and Letting Go

Famous Swing Coach Leadbetter Thinks Ko’s Mind Divided David Leadbetter doesn’t have to shout in the streets about his gifts as a swing coach, at least not anymore – if he ever did. He has one gold standard resume as the man who helped put it all together for Lydia Ko, perhaps the greatest youth …

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Dec 10

Lexi Thompson’s Statement at Shootout

Lexi Thompson Collaborates with Bryson de Chambeau to Create Some Golf Fireworks Does everyone remember when Michelle Wie got thrown into a men’s tournament all those years ago, when she was still no more than a teen? What an awful thing that was, to put her up to that for the bucks and the ratings. …

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Dec 03

Iceland Joining LPGA Party

Olafia Kristinsdottir of Iceland Hanging Close in LPGA Qualifying Tournament I’ve always loved the oddities of linguistics around the world, although I suppose that nothing is odd at all if you grew up saying it and thinking of it in a certain way. In Guatemalan, there is no word for gender, which I would think …

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Nov 27

Peggy Kirk Bell

Peggy Kirk Bell LPGA FFounder Played, Taught, Inspired When the founders of the LPGA got together to create a major forum for women’s golf in the 1940s and 50s, they didn’t all become professional golfers. However, we must make no mistake – they were golfers, and they were good ones. While some went on to …

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Nov 23

Charley Hull’s Breakout Day

Charley Hull 20 Year Old British Phenom Chooses Big Event for First Win We’ve all been watching her for years as she beats up on older, more experienced golfers and knocks on the door for various tournaments. We all knew it would happen one of these days. She was too brilliant to deny forever. However, …

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Nov 20

CME Title Suddenly Up in Air

New Challengers Make CME More than Two-Woman Show The LPGA is going for its big finish this Sunday, following a fun year of suspenseful week-to-week final rounds. It started in the Bahamas a few months ago, which I have always thought is a perfect place to start almost anything, especially a golf season. From there, …

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Nov 12

Dawn Coe-Jones Dies

Canadian Trailblazer and Multiple Winner Dawn Coe-Jones Succumbs to Bone Cancer News outlets have reported the death of Canadian golfer, Dawn Coe-Jones, who surrendered to bone cancer on November 12th. Coe-Jones was a member of the LPGA Tour between 1984 and 2008. Lamentably, in those years, I was not following the LPGA with the same …

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