Category: Women’s College Golf

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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Kent State – Coach, Mascot, Team Effective

Kent State Has a Hall of Fame Coach, Excellent Teams – and that Mascot? I always wondered where some universities came up with their mascots. As an Oregon fan, it still took a little while to get used to Puddles (Donald Duck on rent from Disney) prancing along the sideline. Then, I saw him on …

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Bockerstette Takes on Scottsdale

Amy Bockerstette, Golfer with Down Syndrome, Masters Legendary Hole, Makes Huge Statement It’s nice to have a friend with the perfect one-liner during those times in which we get above ourselves or think less of others.  They are especially helpful when we fall into the human trap of making assumptions based on ignorant perceptions. The …

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Sherpa to Be First Pro from Nepal?

Sherpa

It’s beginning to look as if golf’s globalization is nearly complete. Few places on the globe hold as much stereotypical potential for fantasy as does the nation of Nepal, in the Himalayan region. Travel has increased there since the days of the British occupation of India. However, many westerners  have formed their impression of Nepal …

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Leona Maguire Turning Pro? Then Lisa?

Leona Maguire Turning Pro

Maguire Sisters Make Mark Overseas and at College – Now the Pros? Why should Rory McIlroy have all the fun? The girls play golf in Ireland, too, and they’re good. One famous pair has found their way to Duke University. Twins Leona and Lisa Maguire continue to excel here on a national level, just as …

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