Shop the Affordable and Chic Jewelry Brand Priyanka Chopra, Blake Lively and More Stars Can’t Stop Wearing


Barack Obama Hangs with George Clooney Near the Actor’s Lake Como Home During Italian Getaway


Mommy Blogger Tiffany Jenkins on Raising Kids With Her Anxiety: ‘I Constantly Feel Like I’m in a Scary Movie’


Bella Thorne Posts Saucy Photo of Ex Tana Mongeau Hours After YouTuber’s Engagement News


Trisha Yearwood Launches Decor Line That Reflects Her and Husband Garth Brooks’ Down-Home Style


Dog the Bounty Hunter’s Wife Beth Chapman Is in Medically-Induced Coma: ‘Please Pray,’ He Says


Carrie Underwood Shares Hilarious Video of 5-Month-Old Son Jacob Crying at His Dad’s Singing


Joanna Gaines Celebrates Son Crew’s First Birthday with Sweet Tribute: ‘What a Gift You Are’


Big Little Lies‘ Reese Witherspoon & Laura Dern Lead Star-Studded Birthday Tributes to Meryl Streep


Khloé Kardashian Says Malika Is ‘Only’ Pal She Trusts Ahead of KUWTK Cheating Scandal Episode

Marilynn Smith, Hall of Famer and LPGA founder, dies at 89

  • MEDIATORECONDOMINIALE
  • April 15, 2019
  • News
  • No Comments
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — LPGA founder and pioneering golfer Marilynn Smith has died at 89.
 
From PGA of America President Suzy Whaley, PGA/LPGA:
 
“The PGA of America shares the sadness throughout the golf world at the passing of LPGA legend Marilynn Smith, a gentle force for good in our sport. Marilynn’s pioneering spirit broke down barriers for women professionals in playing opportunities, marketing and broadcasting. Her vision to guide the LPGA Teaching Division opened doors for generations of aspiring professionals. We mourn her passing and take strength from a woman who taught us that dreaming big is the path to unlimited possibilities.”
 
The LPGA Tour said she died Tuesday in Goodyear, Arizona, surrounded by family and friends. Smith last was seen in public March 24 at the Bank of Hope Founders Cup, greeting players as they walked off the 18th green.
 
 
Smith was one of the 13 founders of the LPGA Tour. Her 21 victories, two majors and endless support of her tour led to her induction into the World Golf Hall of Fame.
 
Commissioner Mike Whan said on the tour's website that Smith was his "North Star and most importantly my friend."
 
Smith was president of the LPGA from 1958 to 1960. In 1973, she became the first woman to work a PGA Tour event as a TV broadcaster.
 
 
The LPGA Tour began in 1950. The only surviving founders are now Shirley Spork and Marlene Bauer Hagge.
 
This article was from The Associated Press and was legally licensed through the NewsCred publisher network. Please direct all licensing questions to legal@newscred.com.
 


Got Something To Say!

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

BACK TO TOP