Sport: Golfermes

At New York's Meadow Brook Club in 1895 a handful of U. S. "golf widows," clad in ground-sweeping skirts and cartwheel hats, staged a tournament to select a national women's golf champion. Best "golf-erine" of the day was Mrs. C. S. Brown of Shinnecock Hills who posted a score of 132 for the 18-hole, one-round tournament.

Since that time many able women golfers have swept over U. S. fairways—in swishing skirts, in hobble skirts, in knickerbockers, in shorts—have gradually whittled their scores: first to break 100 in national competition was New York's Beatrix Hoyt,...

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