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].
Ryder Cup 2023: Luke Donald has been named Team Europe captain for the 2023 Ryder Cup, to be contested September 29 – October 1, 2023 at Marco Simone Golf and Country Club in Rome, Italy.
Presidents Cup 2022: The U.S. won the 2022 Presidents Cup 17.5 – 12.5.
Xander Schauffele wins his singles match 1-up over Corey Conners and clinches the Presidents Cup for the U.S. Team.
The 25‑year‑old Viktor Hovland, defending champion, wins the Hero World Challenge 2022 beating Scottie Scheffler, last year's runner-up, by two shots.
Every year twenty of the world's top-ranked golfers are invited to compete at the Hero World Challenge.
Jon Rahm wins the the DP World Tour Championship 2022 at Jumeirah Golf Estates (Earth course).
Rory McIlroy claims the DP World Tour order of merit title and finishes the year European no. One for the fourth time in his career.
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.
Costa’s "Cruise & Golf" allows golfers and their families to combine a unique golfing experience with the relaxation and fun of a cruise on board Costa Smeralda. Golf enthusiasts are offered a choice from 23 top-quality golf clubs; their chosen courses are played during the ship’s port calls in Italy, France and Spain. While the golfers are driving the fairways, accompanying non-golfers are able to enjoy the amenities and activities on-board, or explore wonderful places on day excursions organised by Costa. Read more ...
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