This website was developed by Geno Jezek,
owner of the online magnet store, www.Custom-Magnets.com. Custom-Magnets has been supplying
magnetic material and custom fridge magnets since 1999.
Women have truly achieved equality with men where Golf is concerned only in the latter half of the 20th century. However, this does not mean that women started playing Golf only recently. Indeed the history of women golfers dates back all the way to the 1500s.
History Of Women Golfers
The first real known female golfer was Mary Queen of Scots who played in the mid-1500s. She was beheaded on the suspicion of having murdered her husband and with her female golf became clouded in anonymity.
While women definitely played Golf, the strong bias towards men means that there is no account of female Golfers for almost 200 years. It was in 1792 that women of Musselburg wrote a letter mentioning the rules of the game for women and club duties as well. In 1810 a proposal was made to present gifts to the female winner of Golf games at the club.
In 1867 St. Andrews formed the first ladies’ Golf club and Britain’s Westward Ho and North Devon followed the next year. At the time women courses only consisted of a few short putting holes and a couple of longer ones requiring a drive of 80 yards or so. One of the primary reasons for this was that women’s clothes of the time were extremely restrictive and not conducive to full swings.
It was only at the turn of the century that women golfers starting making a mark of their own and even competing in championships.
Women’s Golf Championships & Famous Women Golfers
Once the LPGA was formed and on its way, there has been no looking back. With winning purses of over 40 million dollars being offered and growing steadily the LPGA is a hugely prosperous organization. Women’s Golf has truly come of age and talk is now on that women should be allowed to play the PGA tour!
Sites you may find of interest:
© 2006-2015 Geno Jezek - All Rights Reserved. This site is copyrighted and cannot be reproduced in any form without written consent.
Website powered by YourOnlineStore.com