MONDAY
SEPTEMBER 11, 2017
by Alex Miceli

After the Americans soundly defeated the Europeans last month in the Solheim Cup at West Des Moines, Iowa, U.S. captain Juli Inkster closed her news conference by questioning why women’s golf doesn’t get its due.

“I just think as women golfers we always get shortchanged, and it irks me,” said Inkster, 57, whose 31 LPGA victories include seven major championships.

Inkster’s comments were somewhat off the cuff and she wasn’t pressed to elaborate, so Morning Read decided to get a better understanding. At the Walker Cup, where Inkster worked on the Fox Sports broadcast team, she spoke about the state of women’s golf.

 



by Alex Miceli

The 46th Walker Cup Match concluded Sunday on L.A. Country Club’s North Course, leaving one thought: Why not more?

Since 1922, when the initial Walker Cup was contested at National Golf Links of America on Long Island, the participants have included some of the best amateur golfers in the world: Bobby Jones, Chick Evans, Francis Ouimet and Bernard Darwin.

 


by Morning Read staff report

The U.S. completed its blitz of Great Britain and Ireland in the 46th Walker Cup, posting a 19-7 victory Sunday at Los Angeles Country Club’s North Course.

After a 2-2 split in Saturday’s morning foursomes, the Americans seized control in the biennial amateur series. The U.S. won the final three sessions by a combined 17-5 score, capped by an emphatic 8-2 thumping of GB&I in Sunday’s singles matches (scores: http://bit.ly/2xXdR03).

 


Birthday wishes for ‘The King’ 

On a warm Tuesday afternoon in the summer of 1965, I had a moment with Arnold Palmer. He was about to play a practice round with Jack Nicklaus at Mississauga Country Club, the site of the Canadian Open, and where I caddied, and I was getting his autograph.

Everybody was waiting at the clubhouse entrance for Palmer and Nicklaus to emerge, but knowing the club, I knew that Palmer would come out the men’s locker-room door, which was a green door in the middle of a wall of green ivy. It was just me and Arnie. I was 14.

 



3

Number of strokes by which Anne-Catherine Tanguay won the Symetra Tour’s Garden City Charity Classic on Sunday. Tanguay, of Canada, closed with a 1-under 71, the low round of the day, at Buffalo Dunes Golf Course in Garden City, Kan., for a 5-under 211 total. American Katelyn Dambaugh, the second-round leader, shot 75 to place second at 2-under 214, the only other total under par. American Emma Talley (74) placed third at 216 (scores: http://bit.ly/1qbwkBd).

 



FROM THE INDUSTRY

Billy Casper Golf has been selected to manage golf operations for The Course at Aberdeen in Valparaiso, Ind., the golf-management company announced. The Aberdeen Property Owners’ Association recently purchased the northwest Indiana facility.

 

CALENDAR
September 9-14
Women’s amateur: U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur
Waverley CC, Portland, Ore.
September 14-17
PGA Tour: BMW Championship
Conway Farms GC, Lake Forest, Ill.
Web.com Tour: Albertsons Boise Open
Hillcrest CC, Boise, Idaho
European Tour: KLM Open
The Dutch, Spijk, Netherlands
LPGA: Evian Championship
Evian Resort GC, Evian-les-Bains, France
September 15-17
Champions Tour: Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship
Bear Mountain Resort, Victoria, British Columbia
Symetra Tour: Murphy USA El Dorado Shootout
Mystic Creek GC, El Dorado, Ark.
September 15-19
Club pros: PGA of America PGA Cup
Foxhills Club and Resort, Longcross Course, Ottershaw, England

      
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