Category: Women’s College Golf

Gabriela Ruffels – Better Late than Never

Ruffels Rises to High Amateur Standing in Brief Time It is time to once more harp on my perennial question. Why am I so coordinated in one thing but not in another? Why can’t physical skill be substituted to another activity? Why isn’t it transferable? As it turns out, it;s just me. There are indeed …

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Where Are the African Female Golfers?

Why do African Women Golfers Participate Less than Men? I had the misfortune of running across an article on the subject of African female  golfers earlier today. I intended to return to it later with a commentary because I was intrigued by the question, and then couldn’t find it again. It was gone from every …

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Cris Stevens – the LPGA Has a Chaplain!

Since Late 1970s, Cris Stevens Has Served Women’s Tours as Lay Chaplain Such a thing had never occurred to me until I read the Golfweek article on the LPGA Tour’s chaplain.  All right, I can think of a lot of venues that have one. The American Congress, field hospitals in wartime, service clubs in most …

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Haley Moore Arrives in Style

Haley Moore

Haley Moore Beats Odds Everywhere She Goes From being a child golf prodigy to member of the LPGA Tour is a long road, and a lot of things can go wrong. It’s even harder when you’re bigger and taller than your peers, and you have to deal with their immaturity on a daily basis. Worst …

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Wake Forest Golf -a Dynasty?

Wake Forest University

Women’s Golf at Wake Forest University Has Been Taking Over The question might be put this way – what are they putting in the Wheaties over at Wake Forest University? At least, that could be asked for the women’s golf team, which seems to be winning every accolade in sight, and winning them big. The …

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California Bill Lands Golfers in Trouble

California Bill Lands Golfers in Trouble

Bill Allowing Pay to Amateurs Passes California Senate I have always felt a little stuck in the middle when it comes to the amateur collegiate athlete. Contrary to some pockets of popular opinion, they don’t all come from families that are wealthy. In many cases, they attend expensive institutions that are not well-covered by athletic …

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Lemiux Sets Out as New Pro

Lemiux Sets Out as New Pro

Gabby Lemieux Has Native American Community at Her Back The Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic is rolling around again, and I followed several young golfers this week who are playing on a sponsor’s exemption. Alexa Pano will be there, and I seldom pass up an opportunity to write on her progress. This time, though, someone else …

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Maria Fassi Wasting No Time

Maria Fassi Wasting No Time

Mexican Phenom Fassi Making Statements As New Pro In the old days, a lot of us might not have noticed Maria Fassi at all for a while. The emergence of golf stars, to many fans, is designed to spot child prodigies. Then, they disappear for a little while, only to appear as teen phenoms. Since …

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Marilyn Smith, LPGA Founder, Dies

Marilyn Smith

Saying Farewell to a Founder – Marilyn Smith For the women of another generation who pulled off the creation of women’s professional golf, it was not a walk in the park, or the course. In a world of Jones, Sarazen, Hagen and Snead, there was not much breathing room for anyone else. Even on the …

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From Smith to Kupcho – Augusta History

Jennifer Kupcho Makes All Sort of History at Augusta National Women’s Amateur Many, many years ago, the great Bobby Jones and Mr. Clifford Roberts created a course and an event at Augusta National that would reign as the greatest American major, and maybe the greatest in the world. Mr. Roberts declared that as long as …

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