Throwback to 1970: Linkswomen Score as Golf Organizers


Linkswomen Score as Golf Organizers

Originally published in 1970

Two million U.S. linkswomen attest to the fact that golf is a popular game with women. 

And the ranks are growing now that grandmothers and retired career women have discovered the swinging sport.

"It's never too late to start golf," says Mrs. Kenneth Ellis, an up and coming senior.

While the grandmothers have walked countless miles in their kitchens, they find it best to start golf with a half round. Thus the "Niners" who can be seen playing at almost every course.

Hallmarks of women's golf, whether for the Niners or the 18-hole set, are organization and follow through.

One of the leading organizers is Women's Golf Association of Northern California, an organization for country clubs, is Del Paso Country Club's Elizabeth Brand who acts as a member of the Advisoty Board as well as co-chairman of the course rating committee for north and River Valley areas. Miss Brand is also an active member of the California State and U.S.G.A. committees.

Pacific Women's Golf Association, an organization for public linkswomen, has Mrs. Arthur Valine as director of the northern area covering 27 clubs. Fern Russell is tournament chairman of the northern area.

One of the recent and significant accomplishments of women's golf has been the establishment of a true state championship open to both public and country club players.

Much of the credit for this goes to Helen Lengfeld, a tireless and generous lady who is known also for her work in behalf of Swing Club for disabled soldiers.

This year's state championship will be played Nov. 30 through Dec. 5 at Pebble Beach.