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.
February 26, 1992 |
Cal State Fullerton is considering the addition of women's soccer and golf to its athletic program, pending the outcome of Thursday's court case involving the Titan volleyball team, Athletic Director Bill Shumard said Tuesday. The volleyball program, which had a $112,000 budget this year, was dropped in January, and Coach Jim Huffman is seeking to have that decision overturned on the grounds that it violates state sex discrimination laws.
September 26, 1991 |
The prospect of playing in a $350,000 golf tournament in 90- to 100-degree temperatures this week only brings a smile to Meg Mallon's freckled face. "This isn't even close to what we played in at Ft. Worth (in the U.S. Women's Open) last July," she said after finishing 18 holes of a practice round in stifling midday heat at the Los Coyotes Country Club. "It was 120 in Texas, and the sun actually burnt you, no matter what you did.
June 12, 1991 |
The last time a girl named Heidi got this kind of recognition, she was singing and romping through a field of wildflowers in 19th-Century Switzerland. Heidi Voorhees, however, never wants to be standing in a patch of tall grass and flowers. Because that kind of stuff is generally out of bounds. Two strokes. Voorhees, 18, of North Hollywood, won the Los Angeles city women's golf championship late last month. In the preceding five months she had become the No.