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LPGA Needs New Phenom to Jolt Ratings?

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Who’s Grabbing the Attention on the LPGA Tour These Days? I have read this week that despite Michael Whan’s terrific progress over the past few years, something is lacking at the top of the leaderboard to kick start a new wave of gallery passion in the women’s game. That question begs several others. Among them …

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Equal Pay in the LPGA

Equal Pay in the LPGA

Following U.S. Soccer Win, Equal Pay Timely for Women’s Tour I don’t know how the pay gap between men and women shakes out in other countries, but the USA has grandly failed to enter the 20th century, much less the 21st. In most workplace arenas, the equation is fairly simple – that person did that …

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LPGA Growing Despite Bias

LPGA Growing Despite Bias

Naysayers on Women’s Golf Making Conclusions Based on Ignorance The inane antics of Hank Haney delivered against the LPGA last week  have been followed by another round of stupidity after the U.S. Women’s Open. Yes, the tournament was was won by a woman named Lee, which to the unthinking mind means that Haney must be …

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Pitching, Putting, Politics

Politics Influence Women’s Golf An Update on Moving the Women’s U.S. Open I thought that we were done with this subject the last time  I commented on it. It’s really only worth one page of commentary, not two, but as things seem to do in an American election year, the story has evolved, at least …

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Masters for Women? When?

LPGA Masters at Augusta? Whan Tries, But No Deal It’s that time again. Time again for the gorgeous fairways, greens, creeks and bridges of Augusta, golf candy for the eye, without a doubt. From childhood on, the Masters has been my favorite of the four majors. The field was comprised of the best from a …

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Brooke Henderson’s Breakthrough

Brooke Henderson Young Canadian Star Statement Loud and Clear Every young phenom that comes along in the golf world, male or female, has his or her own career personality that tags along through the first wins. Lydia Ko’s was as different from Lexi Thompson’s as it could be, and Brooke Henderson, the young woman from …

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Farewell to Louise Suggs

Louise Suggs, Co-founder of LPGA Dies at 91 Great institutions move forward from generation to generation, but the special nature of the founding era can never be matched. The age of discovery and establishment is wholly unique, and losing the parent generation of any great organization is difficult to bear. The LPGA Tour must deal …

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The LPGA – It’s Working!

The LPGA Triumphant Resurgence! A major golf publication recently offered six reasons why the LPGA is experiencing a burgeoning popularity over the past few years. Perhaps that in itself is a surprise, and some golf fans aren’t aware that the women’s tour is flourishing in a way it never has. The founders of the LPGA …

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Nicole Hage – Am I My Resume?

Nicole Hage High Risk? So, an LPGA player comes out of Auburn University, makes it clear beyond the shadow of a doubt that she knows how to play this game, qualifies for the LPGA, plays for six or seven years, and realizes that “hey, this isn’t for me,” and leaves the tour. There’s nothing too …

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