Name:Gloria Jean Ehret
Born:Aug 23, 1941 in Allentown, Pennsylvania.
MAJORS (1): US LPGA Championship (1966). Total LPGA Tour wins (2).
Former LPGA Tour player, who played her last full season on the Tour in 1980.
Played as the Birmingham Classic. Ehret (USA) beat Betty Burfeindt (USA) and Clifford Ann Creed (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole, to record the second of her two LPGA Tour wins. [Green Valley CC, Birmingham, Alabama].
The LPGA Championship (12th) (June 22-25). Second-placed Mickey Wright (USA) finished 3 shots behind Ehret (USA), who recorded her first and only major championship win. [Las Vegas National GC, Las Vegas, NV; at the time known as Stardust CC].
Played as the Yankee Women's Open (July 22-24). Second-placed Sandra Haynie (USA) & Gail Davis (USA) and Clifford Ann Creed (USA) & Margie Masters (USA) finished 6 shots behind the winning team of Gloria Ehret (USA) & Judy Kimball (USA), who collected the $4,000 team prize. [Atlas Valley CC, Grand Blanc, nr Flint, Michigan].
Ryder Cup: Rome plays host to the first ever Ryder Cup to be staged in Italy, with the USA defending golf’s greatest team trophy at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club (Sept 29-Oct 1).
Solheim Cup: also in September, also in southern Europe, the 18th Solheim Cup will be contested at Finca Cortesin on the Costa del Sol, with Europe defending after their surprise win in Toledo, Inverness Club (Ohio) in 2021 (Sept 22-24).
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Céline Boutier: with many successes as both an amateur and professional golfer, Boutier added a major championship title to her impressive résumé at this year’s Evian Championship.
Alex Cejka: buffeted by rain and high winds, especially on the high-scoring final day, Čejka prevailed over Pádraig Harrington in a playoff at Royal Porthcawl, to scoop the Senior Open Championship title.
Marco Simone Golf & Country Club: With a clubhouse that might befit a Roman Emperor, and a golf course to match, you can be sure of a memorable outing at Rome's most talked about golf facility.
Jim Fazio's original layout was much changed to create a modern Ryder Cup course ... now one of the Eternal City's (and Italy's) most revered.
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