Tuesday Jul 26, 2022

Karrie Webb and Annika Sorenstam turned the clock back on Sunday, and you're forgiven if you hadn't heard. The Hall of Famers battled at the Senior LPGA Championship, in what was the first appearance for both, with Webb prevailing after a final-round 67. The event was a flashback to a generation ago on the LPGA, when the two were combining for 113 titles including 17 majors. (From 2000-06, the pair combined to win half of all the majors, 14 of 28.) Fans at Salina Country Club in Kansas should consider themselves lucky to have seen it -- the tournament wasn't televised.

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Of the 193 most prestigious clubs (initiation fees of $100,000 or more) in the United States, Donald Ross designed just over 10% (20) of the courses. Jack Nicklaus is second with 16 designs.

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26-27: Multi-Course and Resort Operators Retreat, Charleston, S.C. | Info

1-2: LPGA Leadership Academy, Newcastle, Wash. | Info

11-13: Golf Inc. Strategies Summit, Kiawah Island, S.C. | Info

6-9: International Association of Golf Administrators, Point Clear, Ala. | Info

23-25: Golf Business Conference, Orlando, Fla.
24-27: PGA Show, Orlando, Fla. | Info

6-9: GCSAA Conference and Trade Show, Orlando, Fla. | Info

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