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Women's Metropolitan Golf Championship, Nassau Country Club, 1913
By the 1920s, women's amateur golf tournaments like this one at the Nassau Country Club were attracting a range of players and large crowds

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Professional Golfer Kathy Whitworth Was Born
September 27, 1939

And Whitworth is still on the course today, though her focus is on helping other women master the game that privileged American women first tried in the mid-1890s. Then, women of social status found the adventure and challenge of golf as an opportunity to engage in sport. In the 1920s, after women championed the suffrage movement and gained the right to vote, women began playing in amateur tournaments. In the 1940s and 1950s, golfing greats such as Babe Didrikson Zaharias started the LPGA tour and tried to make the sport more accessible to women of all races and social classes. With new super champions today such as Karrie Webb and Tiger Woods, golf is more popular than ever. Why not pick up a club and try a swing. Fore!
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