Keeping Score

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An inspiration in Fort Worth, too

I was reading “A salute to Lindberg” from Maggie Brady (“From the Morning Read inbox,” April 4). She nailed it.

I watched that tournament with my youngest daughter (she is 5), and we rooted for Pernilla Lindberg until the last playoff hole on Sunday.

We didn’t get to see her win the tournament Monday morning, but we were sitting at the breakfast table when my daughter asked if the blond-haired girl won the golf game. I took out my phone and was delighted to see that in fact Lindberg had pulled it off (“Keeping score,” April 3).

We had a great time watching the ANA Inspiration, and as your reader said, I hope there will be more hoopla about that as well as other LPGA victories.

It was the first time I actually sat down and watched a women’s tournament. The swing mechanics from the women are so much better than the guys’; just effortless and smooth as silk. Guys try to knock the ink off the ball, and most swings (excluding those of the pros) are horrendous.

Kenneth C. Taylor
Fort Worth, Texas

 

Keep Augusta in perspective

In the run-up to the 2018 Masters, I've been reading the daily exaltations and warm memories of fans who have attended this fabled tournament. One also has to remember that Augusta National was one of or perhaps the last holdout in whites-only golf.

Lee Elder broke the color barrier in 1975, but it was not until 1983, when players were allowed to bring their own caddies on the course, that the club dispensed with the all-black caddie system.  

Women were later brought into the fold in 2012 when Augusta National extended invitations to Condoleezza Rice and Darla Moore. Before that, women were allowed on course as member guests or spouses of active members.

Robert Peters
Tucson, Ariz.

 

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