May 8, 1996 |
A new $650,000 LPGA event will be played in February at Oakmont Country Club in Glendale. The Los Angeles Women's Championship has a three-year agreement to stage the event at Oakmont, which hosted an LPGA tournament from 1985-87. The new tournament fills a void in the early-season LPGA schedule Feb. 13-16 and becomes the first LPGA event in Los Angeles since 1989, the last year of a tournament at Rancho Park. Other women's events failed in Buena Park, Santa Barbara and San Diego.
December 2, 1995 |
The University of Miami, which had urged that a decision on possible sanctions against it be rendered before Sunday's bowl invitations were handed out, got its wish Friday when the NCAA stripped the Hurricane football program of 24 scholarships and banned it from playing in a bowl game for one season. The penalties handed down by the NCAA infractions committee were for rules violated under former coaches Dennis Erickson and Jimmy Johnson.
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June 2, 1995 |
Two women who want to play golf alongside men during the coveted early morning hours on Saturdays have challenged what they say is a discriminatory practice at the local country club that restricts women from teeing off at certain times. Linda S. Gordon and Elaine Nevin allege in an Orange County Superior Court lawsuit filed this week that the Old Ranch Country Club limits women from the golf course during some weekend hours, resulting in sexual discrimination.
January 27, 1995 |
At times in her golf career, Cathy Mockett has come up agonizingly short. Twice she missed winning her LPGA Tour card by one stroke. A year ago, Mockett's anguish was more intense. Tendinitis in her shoulder made it impossible to swing a club without pain, bringing up a frightening thought. "It got so bad it was unbearable," said Mockett, a 1986 graduate of Newport Harbor High.
December 6, 1994 |
Women's golf is getting in on the senior market. The Volvo Legends Series for women 45 and over will be announced at a news conference Thursday at Phoenix. Jane Blalock, who is putting together the series , said she is among 24 players who accepted invitations to join the venture . Others are Sandra Haynie, JoAnne Carner, Kathy Whitworth, Sandra Palmer, Judy Rankin, Carol Mann and Donna Caponi.
June 9, 1994 |
Alas, despite a list of amateur credentials as lengthy as her 48-inch driver, Emilee Klein has some holes in her game. Sure, she rarely misses a fairway and is so fearless on the greens she can stare a six-foot knee-knocker into the hole. But later this year, Klein plans to make the quantum leap from college and amateur golf into the professional ranks, and she has some fundamental deficiencies to master first.
August 15, 1993 |
Jill McGill opened an early lead and barely lasted to win the 93rd U.S. Women's Amateur championship Saturday at hilly San Diego Country Club. The USC senior from Denver had to sink an 18-inch putt on the 36th hole to clinch a hectic one-up victory over Nashville's Sarah Ingram. Ingram, who was four down after the morning 18 holes, rallied in the afternoon. She had a chance to send the match into overtime on the 36th hole, but her 15-foot chip curved away from the cup at the last instant.
March 28, 1993 |
It's hard being a woman. That's well known. You have to be twice as good as a man to get half as far. Ask Hillary. But nowhere is the gender gap more blatantly exposed than in women's golf. Consider this: There's a guy in the baseball Hall of Fame who has won 511 games, Cy Young. There is Walter Johnson, who won 416. But then there is Dizzy Dean. He won 150. And Sandy Koufax--he won 165. Go figure. There are guys in the Football Hall of Fame who threw for 40,000 yards.
September 30, 1992 |
Alice Miller will replace Kathy Whitworth as captain of the U.S. team competing this weekend in the Solheim Cup women's golf tournament in Edinburgh, Scotland, after the death of Whitworth's mother.