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Encyclopedia > Hisako Higuchi

Hisako "Chako" Higuchi (jap. 樋口久子, born in October 13, 1945 in Kawagoe, Saitama) is a Japanese professional golfer. She won the LPGA Championship in 1977 and remains the only Japanese woman who has won an LPGA major championship. She dominated an era in Japanese women's golf alongside Ayako Okamoto. October 13 is the 286th day of the year (287th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1945 (MCMVL) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1945 calendar). ... Categories: Cities in Saitama Prefecture | Japan geography stubs ... Saitama Prefecture (埼玉県; Saitama-ken) is located on Honshu island, Japan. ... Greg Norman on the 18th tee at St Andrews. ... The LPGA Championship, currently known for sponsorship reasons as the McDonalds LPGA Championship, is the second-longest running tournament in the history of the Ladies Professional Golf Association surpassed only by the U.S. Womens Open. ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... Womens golf has evolved a set of major tournaments which parallels that in mens golf, but the womens system is younger and has been less stable that the mens. ... Ayako Okamoto (b. ...


Higuchi studied golf from Torakichi Nakamura, a member of Japan's winning team at the 1957 World Cup of Golf. She turned pro in 1967 and went on to win 69 titles on the LPGA of Japan Tour. She was thirty one when she won her LPGA Championship. The WGC-World Cup is an annual mens golf tournament. ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... The Japan LPGA Tour is a professional golf tour for women organised by the Ladies Professional Golfers Association of Japan. ... The LPGA Championship, currently known for sponsorship reasons as the McDonalds LPGA Championship, is the second-longest running tournament in the history of the Ladies Professional Golf Association surpassed only by the U.S. Womens Open. ...


Higuchi became President of LPGA of Japan Tour in 1996. In 2003 she became the first Japanese golfer to be inducted into World Golf Hall of Fame. She was soon to be followed by Isao Aoki (2004) and Ayako Okamoto (2005). The Japan LPGA Tour is a professional golf tour for women organised by the Ladies Professional Golfers Association of Japan. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... // The World Golf Hall of Fame is located in St. ... Isao Aoki (born 31 August 1942 in Abiko, Chiba, Japan) is one of Japans most successful golfers. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Ayako Okamoto (b. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


External links

  • World Golf Hall of Fame
  • LPGA of Japan Tour (Japanese, to count her titles)
  • Chako Higuchi bio

 
 

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