Born:June 27, 1945 in Paris, France.
Occupation:Amateur golfer; global fashion company director.
MAJORS (1): US Women's Open (1967). Ladies British Amateur champion (1969). US Women's Amateur champion (1969).
Catherine Lacoste was the first and remains the only amateur ever to win the US Women's Open. She is the daughter of French tennis star René Lacoste, who founded the global fashion company (with its alligator logo).
The Ladies' British Open Amateur Championship (66th). Lacoste (Fra) beat Ann Irvin (Eng) by 1 hole in the final. [Royal Portrush GC, Co. Antrim, N. Ireland].
The US Women's Amateur Championship (69th). Lacost (Fra) beat Shelley Hamlin (USA) 3 and 2 in the final. [Las Colinas CC, Irving, TX].
The US Women's Open (22nd) (Jun 29-Jul 2). Second-placed Susie Maxwell (USA, from 1968 Susie Berning) and Beth Stone (USA) finished 2 shots behind 22-year-old Lacoste (Fra, amateur). Lacoste became the first Frenchwoman to win a major championship, as well as the youngest player, only amateur and first non-American to win the US Women's Open title. [Cascades course, The Homestead, Hot Springs, Virginia].
US Women's PGA Championship: located just outside Philadelphia, the famed Donald Ross layout of Aronimink Golf Club hosts the third women’s major championship of 2020 (Oct 8-11).
Scottish Open: first played in 1972, this year’s championship is again played on the Tom Doak-designed Renaissance Club course, which sits alongside mighty Muirfield in East Lothian (Oct 1-4).
Jim Furyk: in winning the Pure Insurance Championship at Pebble Beach Golf Links, “The Grinder” joined Arnold Palmer and Bruce Fleisher as the only players to win their first two starts on the PGA Tour Champions.
Georgia Hall: recorded her first win in an LPGA Tour event on American soil at this year’s Portland Classic, played at Columbia Edgewater Country Club … on the edge of the Columbia River.
Traigh Golf Course (pronounced "try", and meaning "beach" in Gaelic): You'll find this nine-hole seaside gem on the scenic coast road (as opposed to the more inland and quicker A830) between Arisaig and Morar. Although not on the well-beaten path of Scotland's "trophy" courses, if you are passing through this area, it's a must play.
Cullen Links Golf Club: "immensely scenic", "quirky as golf can get", "short!", "hugely enjoyable" ... Cullen Links attracts as wide a variety of comments as it lays down golfing challenges. Shoehorned into this 4,600 yard treasure trove are ten par-3s, seven par-4s and a good-length par-5. Here you'll find all the seaside scenery a golfer could ask for, and a lot more besides. Read More...
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