Tag: LPGA

Pano is in the Open

Teen Star Alexa Pano Has Qualified for the U.S. Women’s Open at 14 When we see someone special coming from a distance in this game, our efforts to put her in perspective cannot be framed simply by wins and losses. On the other hand, if we’re speaking of Alexa Pano, wins and losses are not …

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Hull in Contention with Fiance Looking On

British Sensation Hull is Hanging Tough at Mediheal, Living Life Fully It is such an interesting ride, to begin following a star in their childhood or early youth. If you become a fan, a little piece of vicarious parenting  can come along with the deal. The young phenom is likely a person we will never …

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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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Lucy Li to Miss Augusta

Teen Sensation Li to Miss Inaugural Women’s Event at Augusta Yes, the next teen sensation is ready to come out of her “amazing things for such a young golfer” phase that alerted us to her great potential, and start realizing it. There are other high-profile wunderkinds as well, and they will all have their time …

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The Masters for Women – How About It?

Augusta Making History, Bit by Bit, Announces Next Installment Georgia Hall must be around twenty-two or twenty-three years old about now. She’s just getting started in the pros after a terrific amateur career. In terms of her first success in the pros, it’s a little like biting the apple in the garden. Her win came …

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Checking in with Alexa Pano

Young Champion Pano Making Good on Early Promise A women’s golf publication recently hailed child golf star Alexa Pano as a “new sensation.” I suppose that as she nears the time in which she will increasingly play against older competition, that is true. However, as a sensation, she is not new. It was my pleasure …

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Success – Jutanugarn and Her Body of Work

Rating the Greatest on the LPGA Tour? Look at Jutanugarn Long-Term Gone are the good old days when we could sit down on a Thursday and follow our chosen star through the weekend with confidence. If we chose that star based on his or her dominance of the actual game, and not some based on some …

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Rankin, Thompson, Jutanugarn – CME and History

Lexi Thompson Wins CME, Jutanugarn 1 million, Rankin Presides The CME, and the “Race” to it, all ended yesterday, and it signaled the end of the LPGA year. While that is, in a sense, sad, as I miss a full slate of golf over the winter, the tour is now strong enough to tide me …

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Suzy Whaley – Game for a Lifetime As PGA Head

Player, Teacher, Administrator Whaley Has Done It All – Now Heads PGA of America When PGA of America recently held their meeting to settle on a new president, they had a choice about criteria. It’s the same choice giant corporations have – do we want someone who is an incredible business person, leader, organizational genius, …

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Tiffany Faucette, Good Lessons for Everyone

Leading Teacher Faucette Has Gift for De-complicating Swing Components It’s a regular habit with me. I peruse endlessly through anything that says ‘golf’ on the front, whether it’s a web site, a book, or a video. Today, I ran across a name with which I am not familiar, Tiffany Faucette, leading certified LPGA instructor. The …

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