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Encyclopedia > Kathy Ahern

Kathy Ahern (born 7 May 1949; died 6 July 1996) was an American golfer. She joined the LPGA Tour direct from high school in 1967 and won three tournaments on it, including one major championship, the 1972 LPGA Championship. Her other wins came at the 1970 Southgate Open and the 1972 George Washington Classic. She had an excellent short game. 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. ... The LPGA is the Ladies Professional Golf Association. ... 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. ... 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. ...


She played little in the 1980s but remained a presence around the tour and sometimes caddied for 1988 LPGA Championship winner Sherri Turner. She died at the age of 47 at her mother's home in Fountain Hills, Arizona after a five year battle against breast cancer. Sherri Turner (b October 4 1956, Greenville, South Carolina) is a professional golfer. ... The world famous fountain of Fountain Hills, Arizona, spews water to a height of 562 feet, once per hour. ...


References

  • Quincy Patriot Ledger obituary 9 July 1996. [1]

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The Ahern Family - Obituaries, 1996 (7647 words)
Miss Ahern is survived by several nieces and nephews, including the Youngs of Weston; the Seavers of Arlington; the Desmonds of County Cork, Ireland; and a number of great-nieces and great-nephews; and a dear friend, C. Fessenden Morse and family of Wayland.
Ahern died at her mother's home in Fountain Hills, Ariz. She traveled to Phoenix after learning in June that her liver was not functioning properly because of the cancer, which had spread throughout her body.
Ahern was a lifelong member of St. Patrick's parish in Lynn, where she served as a past prefect of the sodality as well as on committees for many events in the parish.
Health Report - 7/28/1997: Dyspraxia or Clumsiness in Children (2782 words)
Dr Ahern: It's not the clumsiness itself that causes the problem, it's the side effects of constantly being rejected, constantly not being good enough that really causes problems in the child, so that they more present as a behavioural problem rather than a physical clumsy problem.
Dr Ahern: Their motor skills are inferior, they might improve from where they are as a six year old, but they never actually get up to what we consider an average motor ability.
She was at one stage a little bit overweight and a little bit tubby, but once her self esteem came, you know once she could cope with everything and get up the stairs and climb the rope ladder and be one of the kids the weight dropped off and its never come back on.
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