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August 30, 2008

On and Off the Course: LPGA’s new policy might help, but other solutions needed

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TERRE HAUTE —

I don’t know if speaking English is the answer, but it could very possibly help. It might have other side effects also. It could cause even more foreign-born players to scoop up the golf scholarships to colleges, in order to give themselves time to learn the language before they join the tour.

Time will tell what kind of effect this policy will have on the LPGA. Meanwhile, what they really need to do to enhance their tour is to promote golf as a sport to young American girls. If the United States can continue to produce quality young players like Paula Creamer and Morgan Pressel, the competition will be great and the American fans will feel a connection too. There are so many sports options available to young girls now, golf is usually pretty far down on the list.



Quote of the Day- “Now I can go out and play golf and have some fun.” – Michael Phelps, U.S. Olympic swimmer, after winning his eighth golf medal at the Beijing Games.



Vigo County Golf Leagues

Ft. Harrison Ladies 9-hole — Low gross: Darby Guglielmetti. Low net (tie): Betty McKee and Dorothy Dwyer. Low putts (tie): Mary Shake and Georgette Arnold. Play of the day (tie): Lucy James and Guglielmetti. Chip-ins: Mary Add Baker, Arnold and Shake.

Mark’s Par Three Men’s Senior — Standings: Midwest Gas 358, Tabco 340, Vigo Bowl 324, Dew Drop Inn 302, Mattingly Collision 295, Sycamore Chevrolet 290, Old National Trust 284, Fuson Cadillac 266. Low gross: Max Fulmer 34. Low net: Bob Artis. Closest to pin: Stan Shimer (7). Longest drive: Max Fulmer (2). Longest putt: Jack Pattison (1).

Rea Park Wednesday Evening Ladies 9-hole — Final standings: Padgett-Snow 37, Newton-Petty 33, Pair-Bedwell 31, Meyer-Clements 30, Swalls-Mozley 29, Mann-Rusk-28, Lanke-Johnson 26, Horrall-Mahalek 25, Cannon-Atterson 23, Honselman-Hiatt 21, Bocard-Luttrell 21, McCord-Ugo 21, Hamilton-Harden 21, Durand-Hyde 18. Low gross: Stephanie Meyer 37. Low net: Stacy Bogard 30. Chip-in: Meyer.

Terre Haute Savings Bank Senior Men — National Division standings: Complete Kitchen and Bath 25 1, Page’s Market No. 1 242, Pizza Hut 222, Lough Bros. 221, Fore Seasons Golf Complex 218, Paitson Bros. 206, SMC 199, T.H. Savings Bank 189. Low gross: Paul Stanley 35. Low net: Merle Stabler 29. American Division standings: VFW No. 972 249, Spring Clean Car Wash 238, Page’s Market No. 2 225, Callahan Funeral Home 223, Poplar Flower Shop 205, Pabst Painting 196, Salt of the Earth 181. Low gross: Darrell Guerin 41. Low net: Dan Scott 32.

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