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Genevieve Hecker

Genevieve Hecker (1884 - 1960) was an American golf champion. A member of the Essex County Country Club in West Orange, New Jersey, she won New York City's Metropolitan Golf Championship in 1900, 1901, 1905, and 1906. 1884 (MDCCCLXXXIV) is a leap year starting on Tuesday (click on link to calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Thursday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ... Golf (gowf in Scots) is a game 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. ... Map of West Orange Township in Essex County West Orange is a township located in Essex County, New Jersey. ... Nickname: The Big Apple, The Capital of the World Official website: City of New York Government Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Geographical characteristics Area Total 468. ...


In October of 1901, she won the United States Women's Amateur Golf Championship at the Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, New Jersey. She also tied with Margaret Curtis and two others for the championship's lowest qualifying score. The following year she won the U.S. Championship again on a course at the Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts The U.S. Womens Amateur is the leading golf tournament in the United States for female amateur golfers. ... The Baltusrol Golf Club is a 36-hole country club located in Springfield Township, Union County, New Jersey. ... Springfield Township is the name of some places in the U.S. state of New Jersey: Springfield Township, Burlington County, New Jersey Springfield Township, Union County, New Jersey This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Settled: 1638 â€“ Incorporated: 1705 Zip Code(s): 02445 â€“ Area Code(s): 617 / 857 Official website: http://www. ...


In 1903 Genevieve Hecker married Charles T. Stout and in 1904 she published Golf for Women, the first book ever written exclusively for female golfers. The book included a chapter by Irish golfer Rhona Adair who won four straight Irish Ladies Close Championships and was the 1900 and 1903 British Ladies Amateur Golf Champion. The British Ladies Amateur Golf Championship was founded in 1893 by the Ladies Golf Union of Great Britain. ...


References

  • Golf for Women (1904) Baker & Taylor, Inc., New York republished in 2001 as part of the Legacy Golf series (ISBN 1894827015)

 
 

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