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March 26, 1999
Most consecutive years with a win on LPGA Tour: Mickey Wright: 14 Sandra Haynie: 14 Amy Alcott: 12 JoAnne Carner: 12 Judy Rankin: 10 Hollis Stacy: 9 Source: World Features Syndicate
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March 30, 2011 | By Diane Pucin
Jane Blalock won a tournament at Mission Hills Country Club out in the desert in Rancho Mirage 39 years ago. The winner's check was for $20,000, five times more than any other event on the LPGA Tour at the time. "It seems like yesterday," Blalock said this week. "And oh, my gosh, imagine what it was like. The next-largest check that year was for $5,000. Imagine that difference today, it would be like having a $10-million tournament. " That little tournament in the desert was launched by entertainer Dinah Shore, and her star power thrust women's golf into the mainstream.
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SPORTS
March 30, 1987
In an era where can't-miss weight-loss plans outnumber public golf courses, JoAnne Carner chose a rather unusual way to shed her excess pounds. She got sick. Real sick. Carner, formerly known as Big Mama, currently looking more like Medium Mama, shed 40 pounds, due in part to a series of illnesses and a yeast infection. The result, although aesthetically pleasing, had an adverse effect on her golf game.
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March 26, 1999
Most consecutive years with a win on LPGA Tour: Mickey Wright: 14 Sandra Haynie: 14 Amy Alcott: 12 JoAnne Carner: 12 Judy Rankin: 10 Hollis Stacy: 9 Source: World Features Syndicate
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March 29, 1987
In an era where can't-miss weight-loss plans outnumber public golf courses, JoAnne Carner chose a rather unusual way to shed her excess pounds. She got sick. Real sick. Carner, formerly known as Big Mama, currently looking more like Medium Mama, shed 40 pounds, due in part to a series of illnesses and a yeast infection. The result, although aesthetically pleasing, had an adverse effect on her golf game.
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March 12, 1986 | SHAV GLICK, Times Staff Writer
Oscar nominee James Garner, who plays to a five handicap at the Bel Air Country Club, heads a strong field of pro-am entries in today's GNA/Glendale Federal scrambles tournament at the Oakmont Country Club. Garner will tee off at 12:14 p.m. with LPGA tour rookie Tammy Fredrickson of Pasadena. Other prominent amateurs in the 18-hole prelude to the $250,000 tournament include entertainers Dinah Shore, Jamie Farr, Mac Davis, Jim Lange and Rick Dees, and football coaches Chuck Knox and John McKay.
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February 4, 1985 | Associated Press
JoAnne Carner, though troubled by a pulled muscle in her left shoulder, fired an 2-under-par 70 in the final round Sunday and coasted to a six-stroke victory in the $200,000 Elizabeth Arden women's golf tournament. Carner, who picked up a winner's purse of $30,000, had a four-round total of 280 to outdistance defending champion Patty Sheehan and Jane Blalock, who tied for second place.
SPORTS
July 28, 1987
When they talk about big hitters in women's golf, the name of Babe Zaharias always comes up, as does that of JoAnne Gunderson, known as the Great Gundy until she got married and became JoAnne Carner, but eventually it is agreed that Mickey Wright belongs at the top of the list. No more. After watching Laura Davies, the big British belter, in the U.S. Women's Open, Frank Hannigan of the USGA told the New York Times: "Davies is the longest I've ever seen.
SPORTS
March 20, 1985 | SHAV GLICK, Times Staff Writer
The $250,000 GNA tournament, eighth event of the $9-million Ladies PGA tour, will begin today at Oakmont Country Club in Glendale with a celebrity scrambles pro-am featuring 40 LPGA players and 160 amateurs. In a scrambles format, each player in the group hits from the spot of the best preceding shot. There are no individual scores.
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March 24, 1985 | Special to The Times
JoAnne Carner, LPGA Hall of Fame player, will observe her 46th birthday on April 4, which coincidentally is the day of opening-round play in the $400,000 Nabisco Dinah Shore golf tournament at Mission Hills Country Club. And, on Sunday, April 7, Carner hopes she has accomplished a first in her career--a victory in the Dinah Shore, one of the major tournaments on the LPGA circuit, and the $55,000 first prize that goes with it.
SPORTS
July 28, 1987
When they talk about big hitters in women's golf, the name of Babe Zaharias always comes up, as does that of JoAnne Gunderson, known as the Great Gundy until she got married and became JoAnne Carner, but eventually it is agreed that Mickey Wright belongs at the top of the list. No more. After watching Laura Davies, the big British belter, in the U.S. Women's Open, Frank Hannigan of the USGA told the New York Times: "Davies is the longest I've ever seen.
SPORTS
March 30, 1987
In an era where can't-miss weight-loss plans outnumber public golf courses, JoAnne Carner chose a rather unusual way to shed her excess pounds. She got sick. Real sick. Carner, formerly known as Big Mama, currently looking more like Medium Mama, shed 40 pounds, due in part to a series of illnesses and a yeast infection. The result, although aesthetically pleasing, had an adverse effect on her golf game.
SPORTS
March 29, 1987
In an era where can't-miss weight-loss plans outnumber public golf courses, JoAnne Carner chose a rather unusual way to shed her excess pounds. She got sick. Real sick. Carner, formerly known as Big Mama, currently looking more like Medium Mama, shed 40 pounds, due in part to a series of illnesses and a yeast infection. The result, although aesthetically pleasing, had an adverse effect on her golf game.
SPORTS
March 23, 1986 | Special to The Times
Arnold Palmer has earned the nickname of "The King" on the Professional Golfers Assn. tour. On the Ladies PGA tour, the title of "The Queen" may be up for grabs, but a strong contender to hold it is JoAnne Carner. Big Momma, as Carner is affectionately called by her peers, moves easily through locker rooms and practice range areas with unflagging high spirits and humor. "What did you shoot today?" she asks a young player she has been tutoring. "Not too good, a 74," is the reply.
SPORTS
March 12, 1986 | SHAV GLICK, Times Staff Writer
Oscar nominee James Garner, who plays to a five handicap at the Bel Air Country Club, heads a strong field of pro-am entries in today's GNA/Glendale Federal scrambles tournament at the Oakmont Country Club. Garner will tee off at 12:14 p.m. with LPGA tour rookie Tammy Fredrickson of Pasadena. Other prominent amateurs in the 18-hole prelude to the $250,000 tournament include entertainers Dinah Shore, Jamie Farr, Mac Davis, Jim Lange and Rick Dees, and football coaches Chuck Knox and John McKay.
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January 19, 1986 | United Press International
As she enters her 17th year on the LPGA Tour, JoAnne Carner is striving for perfection. Not that Carner, a winner of 42 tournaments who this year can become the first woman golfer to pass the $2 million mark in career earnings, expects to achieve it. It's just that she has found striving for perfection is the only way to be the best. "You have to want to win," said Carner, who has won the Vare Trophy for the lowest stroke average five times.
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January 19, 1986 | United Press International
As she enters her 17th year on the LPGA Tour, JoAnne Carner is striving for perfection. Not that Carner, a winner of 42 tournaments who this year can become the first woman golfer to pass the $2 million mark in career earnings, expects to achieve it. It's just that she has found striving for perfection is the only way to be the best. "You have to want to win," said Carner, who has won the Vare Trophy for the lowest stroke average five times.
SPORTS
March 23, 1986 | Special to The Times
Arnold Palmer has earned the nickname of "The King" on the Professional Golfers Assn. tour. On the Ladies PGA tour, the title of "The Queen" may be up for grabs, but a strong contender to hold it is JoAnne Carner. Big Momma, as Carner is affectionately called by her peers, moves easily through locker rooms and practice range areas with unflagging high spirits and humor. "What did you shoot today?" she asks a young player she has been tutoring. "Not too good, a 74," is the reply.
SPORTS
March 24, 1985 | Special to The Times
JoAnne Carner, LPGA Hall of Fame player, will observe her 46th birthday on April 4, which coincidentally is the day of opening-round play in the $400,000 Nabisco Dinah Shore golf tournament at Mission Hills Country Club. And, on Sunday, April 7, Carner hopes she has accomplished a first in her career--a victory in the Dinah Shore, one of the major tournaments on the LPGA circuit, and the $55,000 first prize that goes with it.
SPORTS
March 20, 1985 | SHAV GLICK, Times Staff Writer
The $250,000 GNA tournament, eighth event of the $9-million Ladies PGA tour, will begin today at Oakmont Country Club in Glendale with a celebrity scrambles pro-am featuring 40 LPGA players and 160 amateurs. In a scrambles format, each player in the group hits from the spot of the best preceding shot. There are no individual scores.
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