Name:Margaret "Wiffi" Smith
Born:Sept 28, 1936 in Redlands, San Bernardino County, California.
Curtis Cup player (1956). British Ladies Amateur champion (1956); French Women's Amateur champion (1956). Total professional LPGA Tour wins (8).
In a relatively compact career, "Wiffi" Smith was a formidable amateur player in the first half of the 1950s, and then an equally successful LPGA Tour professional in the late-1950s. Her eight LPGA Tour wins came in the space of just four years (1957-60).
Played as the Waterloo Women's Open. Kathy Whitworth finished in second place behind Smith.
Played as the Betsy Rawls Peach Blossom Open. Beverly Hanson finished in second place behind Smith.
Played as the Royal Crown Open. Louise Suggs and Fay Crocker finished in second place behind Smith.
Played as the Betsy Rawls Open. Betsy Rawls finished in second place behind Smith.
Played as the Havana Open. Betsy Rawls finished in second place behind Smith.
Played as the Peach Blossom Open. Beverly Hanson finished in second place behind Smith.
Played as the Dallas Open. Second-placed and defending champion Patty Berg (USA) finished 3 shots behind 20-year-old Smith (USA), who claimed her first LPGA Tour win. [Glen Lakes CC, Dallas, TX; club/course no longer exists].
Played as the United Voluntary Services Open. Fay Crocker finished in second place behind Smith.
The Ladies' British Open Amateur Championship (53rd). Margaret "Wiffi" Smith (USA) beat Mary Patton Janssen (USA) 8 and 7 in the final. [Sunningdale GC, Sunningdale, Berks].
Played as the U.S. Girls' Junior Championship. Margaret "Wiffi" Smith (USA) beat Sue Driscoll (USA) 5 and 3 in the final. [Gulph Mills GC, Bridgeport, nr Philadelphia, Pennsylvania].
Solheim Cup: can Europe defend the most prestigious team trophy in women’s professional golf, when the 17th Solheim Cup is played out at the Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio (Sept 4-6).
Italian Open: Nicolai Højgaard recorded his first European Tour win (Sept 5), just a week after his twin brother Rasmus landed the European Masters title (Aug 29); the first brothers to win back-to-back on the European Tour.
The San Roque Club: "... how best to revitalise a course that had previously been fit to play regular host to the European Tour’s qualifying school finals..." by Toby Ingleton.
New 27-hole golf complex to be built in southern Belgium
A new golf complex in southern Belgium, close to the border with Luxembourg, will start construction in June 2021.
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