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Bio of Golfer Jo Ann Washam, LPGA Tour Winner

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Jo Ann Washam played on the LPGA Tour in the 1970s and '80s and, in addition to several wins, holds another distinction: She was the first golfer in LPGA history to score two aces in the same tournament.

Explaining the 'Bail-Out Area' on Golf Courses

What is a "bail-out area" on a golf course? First, let's explain what a "bail out" or "bail-out shot" is: Those terms refer to, for example, when a golfer plays well to the left because there is trouble on the right side of the hole. A "bail-out area" is a part of a golf hole that is specifically designed to provide the option of playing away from trouble.

Full List of Bob Jones Award Winners

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The Bob Jones Award is presented annually by the United States Golf Association and is the USGA's highest award. It is given to an individual "who demonstrates the spirit, personal character and respect for the game exhibited by Jones." That would be Bobby Jones, of course.

LPGA Founders Award Winners and History

The Founders Award is handed out annually by the LPGA Tour to one its golfers who, in the estimation of her peers, exemplifies "the spirit, ideals and values of the LPGA."

Glens Falls Open Golf Tournament Winners, History

The Glens Falls Open was a pro golf tournament, now classified as a PGA Tour event, played in New York eleven times, mostly in the 1930s.

Does Hitting Shots Off Golf Mats Change Your Clubhead Specs?

If you're anything more than an infrequent recreational golfer, you've probably, at some point, visited a driving range that requires golfers to hit off artificial turf mats rather than real grass. And you might have heard that hitting shots off golf mats rather than real grass can change the specs of your irons — specifically loft and lie. Is that true?

Walter Burkemo: PGA Champ, Part-Time Tour Golfer

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Walter Burkemo was a major championship winner in golf, but also the answer to a trivia question: In 1953, when Ben Hogan won three of the four majors, who won the fourth?