Friday, May 29, 2015

Meet The Women Golf Trailblazer

If you're into golf, you'll enjoy this Pittsburgh Magazine article, "On Par with Arnie, She is America's 'Queen of Golf' - The world of golf may have been slow to embrace women, but Sewickley amateur Carol Semple Thompson always has found her way into the club."

Hall of Fame golfer Carol Semple Thompson often referred to as the “Queen of Golf” is a women’s college alumna from Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia. From the class of 1970 she became one of the all-time greats! Her amazing career with many career highlights spanned more than 40 years."

Article highlights:

"Thus launched the career of one of the greatest American women golfers in the annals of the game. Never mind that the Sewickley native remained an amateur throughout her life, or that she never achieved the name recognition or prize money of such pros as Annika Sörenstam and Nancy Lopez. Her ruthless competitive drive and 43-year string of amateur, national and international wins place her among the greats.

For starters, Semple Thompson and Arnold Palmer are the only two golfers from western Pennsylvania in the World Golf Hall of Fame. She also is one of five players in history to win three different U.S. Golf Association titles — an achievement she shares with Jack Nicklaus, JoAnne Gunderson Carner, Tiger Woods and Palmer. And she has played in more USGA championships than any person — woman or man — in history."

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An amazing and impressive trailblazer and also a graduate of a women's college . . . coincidence? I think not!

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