February 10, 1999 |
The lingering effect of a mishap in Japan more than a year ago will keep Terry-Jo Myers out of the Valley of the Stars Championship at Oakmont Country Club in Glendale. And that is depressing for the 1997 tournament champion. "It is extremely difficult not to play Oakmont and it's for such a sad reason," Myers said. A sad, dangerous--but also hilarious--reason. In November 1997, Myers was winding up her most successful year on the LPGA tour at the Japan Classic in Chibi.
June 16, 1998
Kellee Booth, a four-time All-American golfer at Arizona State, has been selected to compete on the U.S. Curtis Cup team for its biennial match against a team from Great Britain and Ireland, Aug. 1-2, in Minneapolis. Booth, 22, who graduated from Santa Margarita High, played on the 1996 Curtis Cup team and has a record of 0-1 in foursomes competition and 1-1 in singles.
May 24, 1998 |
The rest of the field at the NCAA Division I women's golf championship crowded into the clubhouse, waiting out a rainstorm at Madison, Wis., by eating pizza and bagels. Jennifer Rosales, USC's 19-year-old freshman from the Philippines who was atop the leaderboard at the time, was too nervous to eat. She opted for some motherly advice. "I called my mother in Manila. She calmed me down," said Rosales, who went on to win the title by three strokes over Tulsa sophomore Christina Kuld.
April 27, 1998 |
Sometimes Woodbridge's Yon Yim just wants to be one of the guys. Take last week for example. Yim was standing next to the ninth green, huddled with teammates at Rancho San Joaquin as the final group finished in Woodbridge's Sea View League golf match against Corona del Mar. As the Warriors tallied their scorecards, a teammate noticed a reporter and told Yim he was waiting to speak to her. "Why does he want to talk to me?" Yim said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 13, 1998 |
At the Red Lion Hotel, menus shaped like scorecards and a faux putting green in the main lobby herald the event expected to draw thousands of dollar-dropping golf fans. The nearby Glendale Galleria is welcoming some of the world's best female golfers with gifts and retail "passports" offering them shopping discounts. Around the city of Glendale, they've thrown down the welcome mat for the Los Angeles Women's Golf Championship this weekend. But they haven't exactly rolled out the red carpet.
February 16, 1997 |
At the 14th tee, little Leta Lindley reached for a nine-wood. Yes, a nine-wood. The driver in Lindley's bag, a 49-inch Callaway, comes up to approximately her neck, looking like an Even Bigger Bertha. A nine-wood feels more natural, particularly in situations where Lindley might otherwise use, say, a four-iron, as on Oakmont's 156-yard, par-three 14th.
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.