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There have been two professional golf tournaments for women named the Titleholders Championship. The first of them was one of the women's majors in its day. The current reincarnation is simply a standard event on the LPGA Tour. Golfer teeing off at the start of a hole Golf is an outdoor game where individual players or teams play a small ball into a hole using various clubs. ... 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 is the Ladies Professional Golf Association. ...

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The original Titleholders Championship

History

The original Titleholders Championship was founded in 1937. Like the Masters Tournament for men, which began just a few years earlier, it was played in Augusta, Georgia though at the Augusta Country Club, not at Augusta National Golf Club. The winners of various amateur and professional events were invited to take part, although most of the competitors were amateurs. There were very few women professionals at the time, and those that there were earned their living as club or teaching professionals. The Titleholders itself didn't offer prize money until 1948, when a prize fund of $600 was introduced, with half of that going to the professional placing highest in the event. The tournament was discontinued after 1966, but was revived for one year in 1972, when it was played at Southern Pines, North Carolina. All of these staging are now recognised as major championships by the LPGA, even though the organisation wasn't founded until 1950. The Masters is one of four major championships in mens golf. ... The seal of the City of Augusta Augusta is a city located in the state of Georgia. ... Augusta National Golf Club, a private golf club in Augusta, Georgia, is one of the most famous and exclusive golf clubs in North America and considered Bobby Joness masterpiece. ... Southern Pines is a town located in Moore County, North Carolina. ... The LPGA is the Ladies Professional Golf Association. ...


Winners

Patty Berg (born February 13, 1918) was a U.S. golfer. ... Patty Berg (born February 13, 1918) was a U.S. golfer. ... Patty Berg (born February 13, 1918) was a U.S. golfer. ... Mae Louise Suggs (born September 7, 1923 in Atlanta, Georgia) is a veteran golfer and one of the founders of modern ladies golf. ... Babe Didrikson in the 1932 Olympic javelin competition Mildred Ella Babe Didrikson Zaharias (June 26, 1911 – September 27, 1956) was an American athlete, who excelled in many sports. ... Patty Berg (born February 13, 1918) was a U.S. golfer. ... Babe Didrikson in the 1932 Olympic javelin competition Mildred Ella Babe Didrikson Zaharias (June 26, 1911 – September 27, 1956) was an American athlete, who excelled in many sports. ... Babe Didrikson in the 1932 Olympic javelin competition Mildred Ella Babe Didrikson Zaharias (June 26, 1911 – September 27, 1956) was an American athlete, who excelled in many sports. ... Patty Berg (born February 13, 1918) was a U.S. golfer. ... Mae Louise Suggs (born September 7, 1923 in Atlanta, Georgia) is a veteran golfer and one of the founders of modern ladies golf. ... Patty Berg (born February 13, 1918) was a U.S. golfer. ... Mae Louise Suggs (born September 7, 1923 in Atlanta, Georgia) is a veteran golfer and one of the founders of modern ladies golf. ... Patty Berg (born February 13, 1918) was a U.S. golfer. ... Beverly Hanson is a professional golfer. ... Mae Louise Suggs (born September 7, 1923 in Atlanta, Georgia) is a veteran golfer and one of the founders of modern ladies golf. ... Mickey Wright (b February 14 1935 San Diego, California, given names Mary Kathryn) is an American professional golfer. ... Mickey Wright (b February 14 1935 San Diego, California, given names Mary Kathryn) is an American professional golfer. ... Marilynn Smith (b April 13 1929, Topeka, Kansas) is an American professional golfer. ... Marilynn Smith (b April 13 1929, Topeka, Kansas) is an American professional golfer. ... Kathy Whitworth (born September 27, 1939 in Monahans, Texas) was an American professional golfer. ... Kathy Whitworth (born September 27, 1939 in Monahans, Texas) was an American professional golfer. ... Sandra Palmer (born March 10, 1943 in Fort Worth, Texas) is an American professional golfer. ...

Multiple winners

Patty Berg (born February 13, 1918) was a U.S. golfer. ... Mae Louise Suggs (born September 7, 1923 in Atlanta, Georgia) is a veteran golfer and one of the founders of modern ladies golf. ... Babe Didrikson in the 1932 Olympic javelin competition Mildred Ella Babe Didrikson Zaharias (June 26, 1911 – September 27, 1956) was an American athlete, who excelled in many sports. ... Marilynn Smith (b April 13 1929, Topeka, Kansas) is an American professional golfer. ... Kathy Whitworth (born September 27, 1939 in Monahans, Texas) was an American professional golfer. ... Mickey Wright (b February 14 1935 San Diego, California, given names Mary Kathryn) is an American professional golfer. ...

The contemporary Titleholders Championship

A different event with the same name was established in 1996 and is a stop on the LPGA Tour. Like other LPGA Tour events it is dominated by professionals but the winners of nine amateur tournaments also receive invitations.


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Titleholders Championship - Biocrawler (259 words)
The Titleholders itself didn't offer prize money until 1948, when a prize fund of $600 was introduced, with half of that going to the professional placing highest in the event.
The tournament was discontinued after 1966, but was revived for one year in 1972, when it was played at Southern Pines, North Carolina.
All of these staging are now recognised as major championships by the LPGA, even though the organisation wasn't founded until 1950.
Mercury Inks Multi-Year Sponsorship of LPGA's Titleholders Championship (516 words)
The nationally televised 1998 Mercury Titleholders Championship is April 30-May 3 at LPGA International in Daytona Beach, Florida.
Mercury's sponsorship of the Titleholders is an expansion of its existing partnership with the LPGA.
In 1996, the Titleholders Championship, one of the greatest traditions in women's golf, was revived at LPGA International, the new LPGA home course designed by Rees Jones.
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