Inaugural USGA Women’s Senior Open - Get Your Tickets Now
“The field for the Inaugural US Senior Women’s Open includes 61 exempt players, 16 of those players have won the U.S. Women’s Open. Pat Bradley, who won 31 times on the LPGA Tour, including six major championships, was the first exempt player to apply to play. Her 1981 U.S. Women’s Open victory came at La Grange Country Club, less than 20 miles from Chicago Golf Club where this Inaugural USGA Senior Women’s Open is being played”.*
Here are two things that are fun! I was there at LaGrange when Pat Bradley won in 1981 and watched her play. It was so awesome. Admittedly she has a unique backswing, but I can vividly see her iron shots almost knocking down the flag on every hole. I remember the longest putt in the final round might have been 10 feet. For those of you who are Golf 8.5 er’s what was impressive is that with every iron shot, her Position 3 was perfection - perfect extension. It’s all she needed to do and did do, to hit it so close all day. I walked every step with her and I will never forget it!
Since then, Pat and I have done some junior girls Jamboree Clinics with GIGL (Girls Independent Golf League) out of Norton, MA, which started with just two daughters of the David Barend family and has now grown to over 300 girls.
Next. . .my business partner Eloise Trainor - founder of the FUTURES Golf Tour (now the LPGA Symetra Tour) realized that in this field of 120 Senior Women, she knows over 40 players from her 20 years of running the Tour.
Here’s the news. . .Eloise is going to Chicago to wish each and every one of them well. So Eloise will be reporting and blogging as she meets and greets her former players from the FUTURES and even a few who played on the Tampa Bay Mini Tour, the precursor to the FUTURES.
Check out an article on the past US Women Open Champions who are playing at: *http://www.usga.org/content/usga/home-page/championships/2018/u-s--senior-women-s-open/articles/the-game-s-greats-prime-for-inaugural-u-s--senior-women-s-open.html