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Encyclopedia > Rhona Adair

Rhona K. Adair (18781961) was a British golf champion. 1878 (MDCCCLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1961 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. ...


Born in what is now Northern Ireland, along with May Hezlet Rhona Adair is the most famous Irish golfer from the turn of the 20th century. She was 17 years of age when she played in her first British Ladies Amateur Golf Championship in 1895. She won the prestigious event in 1900 and again in 1903. She also won four straight Irish Ladies Close Championships from 1900 to 1903. Dieu et mon droit (motto) (French for God and my right)2 Northern Irelands location within the UK Main language English Other recognised languages Irish, Ulster Scots Capital and largest city Belfast First Minister Office suspended Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Peter Hain MP Area  - Total Ranked 4th... (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999 in the... The British Ladies Amateur Golf Championship was founded in 1893 by the Ladies Golf Union of Great Britain. ...


She played several golfing exhibition matches on a 1903 tour of the United States. While there she befriended Genevieve Hecker, the two-time U.S. Women's Amateur champion. Hecker asked her to contribute a chapter on British golf for her book published in 1904 titled Golf for Women, the first book ever written exclusively for female golfers. Genevieve Hecker Genevieve Hecker (1884 - 1960) was an American golf champion. ... The U.S. Womens Amateur is the leading golf tournament in the United States for female amateur golfers. ...


In 1907, Rhona Adair married an army Captain from West Yorkshire and gave up her career in competitive golf to raise two children. Her husband was killed in action during World War I and after the war she remained active in women's golf circles. She was president of the Irish Ladies Golf Union for many years and held that position at the time of her death in 1961. West Yorkshire is a metropolitan county in England, corresponding roughly to the core of the West Riding of the traditional county of Yorkshire. ... Combatants Allies: Serbia, Russia, France, Romania, Belgium, British Empire, United States, Italy, and others Central Powers: Germany, Austria-Hungary, Bulgaria, Ottoman Empire Casualties Military dead: 5 million Civilian deaths: 3 million Total of dead: 8 million Military dead: 4 million Civilian deaths: 3 million Total dead: 7 million The First...


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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