Throwback to 1970: Golf Notes


Golf Notes

Originally published in 1970

CYPRESS HILLS' MRS. FRED WILLIAMS  The grandmother is a Sunday swinger


The grandmother is a Sunday swinger

If it were up to members of the three golf clubs to which she belongs, Mrs. Fred Williams of South San Francisco most certainly would be voted Golfer of the Year for 1969.

A 40-year-old grandmother of four, Jessie Williams belongs to Cypress Hills, San Mateo and Sharp Park Women's Club and is active in all of them. 

With her husband, Dr. Fred, San Francisco chiropractor, she also belongs to the Sunday Swingers, a group that plays a different course once a month.

On top of that, she is active in the Pacific Women's Golf Association, which was founded by Hillborough's Mrs. Helen Lengfeld in 1947 and boasts 1,500 members throughout Northern California.

In the recent PWGA tournament at Monterey's Del Monthe club, Mrs. Williams paced a field of 200 in 36-hole medal play at net to win the Helen Lengfeld Trophy.

Mrs. Williams served as tournament chairmamn of the group in 1969 and had occasion to play courses at Fresno, Paso Robles, Sacramento, Salinas, and Monterey, in her travels to direct out-of-town tournament.

In the first week of December, for instance, she was at Pebble Beach for the California Women's Amateur championship, played four rounds at the Beach and, on the fifth day, trekked around Spyglass Hill.

Although it was just seven years ago that Mrs. Williams took up golf, she now plays to a 16 handicap and during 1969 played a total of 148 rounds.

It might be noted Mrs. Williams is not the only golfer in the family. Dr. Fred is a 10-handicapper and will serve the Cypress Hills GC as president during 1970.

Too, their son, Mark, 15, has found the game all to his liking and is the family's best golfer with a seven handicap. Mark also finds time to caddy and work in the pro shop at the California GC.

Although not quite a golf widower, Dr. Williams quips that it helps that a Colonel Sanders outlet and a Chinese restaurant are nearby and easily accessible around dinner time.