Category: Women’s College Golf

Marilyn Smith, LPGA Founder, Dies

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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Maria Torres, first Pro from Puerto Rico

Maria Torres, first Pro from Puerto Rico

Torres Does it the Hard Way, but Triumphs We are accustomed to seeing natural disasters wreak havoc all around the world with horrified amazement, but for the past 12 months, it feels as though the western hemisphere is getting a little more punishment than usual. From fires and floods to hurricanes, disease, and earthquakes,  every …

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What? No College?

College No Longer the Automatic Choice for Golfers If I had told my parents that I intended to skip college, you would have seen the mushroom cloud and heard the sonic boom thousands of miles away. Of course, an athletic scholarship was not in play for me, but it’s still a sobering proposition to stake …

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Golf IQ and College

Golf IQ – How Much Intelligence Does It Take to Play Golf Well I wonder about things like – how much intelligence does it take to play golf well, or is it much more of an experiential thing, a feeling thing? And, isn’t that a sort of intelligence? Then I wonder about the whole collegiate …

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Irish Wunderkinds Headed for Duke University

Lisa and Leona Maguire

Irish Super-Kids, Twins Lisa and Leona Maguire Now that I’ve surpassed the eight thousand mile mark driving around the United States this month, I’m finally seeing something that looks the same as it did the day before. After alternating between the sunny Bahamas and the northern ice storms, Paradise Island’s palm tree courses and signs …

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