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Barbara Joy McIntire (born January 12, 1935 in Toledo, Ohio) is an American golfer. Living in Florida, she began playing golf as a young girl and at age 15 made a splash at the 1950 United States Women's Amateur Golf Championship by eliminating six-time Champion Glenna Collett Vare in the opening round. January 12 is the 12th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1935 (MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Nickname: The Glass City, T-Town Official website: http://www. ... Golf (gowf in Scots) is a sport where individual players or teams hit a ball into a hole using various clubs, and is one of the few ball games that does not use a fixed standard playing area. ... Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Area  Ranked 22nd  - Total 65,794 sq. ... The U.S. Womens Amateur is the leading golf tournament in the United States for female amateur golfers. ...


A student at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida, in 1956 Barbara McIntire came close to becoming the first amateur to win the U.S. Women's Open when she was tied with professional Kathy Cornelius at the end of regulation play but lost in the ensuing playoff. In 1957, she won the first of her six North and South Women's Amateur Golf Championships then in 1959 at the United States Women's Amateur Golf Championship she defeated the reigning champion Anne Quast in the quarter-finals and went on to win the tournament. The following year she won the 1960 British Ladies Amateur Golf Championship, becoming one of eight women to simultaneously hold the American and British titles and earning her the cover of Sports Illustrated magazine. Rollins College is an institution of higher learning located in Winter Park, Florida. ... Park Avenue, in the heart of Winter Park, is a shoppers mecca. ... The U.S. Womens Open Golf Championship is one of the LPGAs major championships along with the LPGA Championship, the Womens British Open, and the Kraft Nabisco Championship. ... Kathy Cornelius is an American golfer who was born in Boston, Massachusetts on October 27, 1932 and attended Florida Southern College. ... The North and South Womens Amateur Golf Championship is an annual golf tournament held since 1903 at the Pinehurst Resort in Pinehurst, North Carolina. ... The U.S. Womens Amateur is the leading golf tournament in the United States for female amateur golfers. ... Anne Quast (born August 31, 1937 in Everett, Washington) is an American golf champion. ... The British Ladies Amateur Golf Championship was founded in 1893 by the Ladies Golf Union of Great Britain. ... The first issue of Sports Illustrated, August 16, 1954, showing Milwaukee Braves star Eddie Matthews at bat in Milwaukee County Stadium. ...


A member of the U.S. Curtis Cup team in 1958, 1960, 1962, 1964, 1966 and 1972, Barbara McIntire won her second United States Women's Amateur Golf Championship in 1964 and went on to dedicate herself to the game of golf, serving on the United States Golf Association Women's Committee from 1985-1996 and its chairperson for 1995 and 1996. The Curtis Cup is the best known team tournament for women amateur golfers. ... The United States Golf Association (USGA) is the United States national association of golf courses, clubs and facilities and the governing body of golf for the U.S. and Mexico. ...


Barbara McIntire was inducted into the Colorado Golf Hall of Fame in 1964, the Ohio Golf Hall of Fame in 1995 and the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame in 1998. In 2000, she was voted the Bob Jones Award, the highest honor given by the United States Golf Association in recognition of distinguished sportsmanship in golf. The Bob Jones Award is the highest honor given by the United States Golf Association in recognition of distinguished sportsmanship in golf. ...


 
 

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