THE PGA THROUGH THE AGES

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WOMEN MEM­BERS ON THE AGENDA

AT a meet­ing of del­e­gates in 1971 pres­i­dent Peter Thom­son raised the is­sue of ad­mit­ting women mem­bers to the as­so­ci­a­tion. In the past, mem­ber­ship had been exclusively male, which ac­corded with the rules. The next year the Ladies Pro­fes­sional Golf As­so­ci­a­tion was formed and a copy of their con­sti­tu­tion re­ceived by the PGA. It was re­solved that the LPGA be recog­nised as a sep­a­rate body and that it would re­ceive sup­port in any way con­sis­tent with the pro­mo­tion of golf.

A TELE­VI­SION FIRST

THE Pelaco tour­na­ment, played on Novem­ber 7-10, 1956 at the Aus­tralian Golf Club in Syd­ney had the dis­tinc­tion of be­com­ing not only the first golf event, but the first live sport­ing tele­cast in Aus­tralia. Cov­ered by TCN 9, the only down­side was the fall off in crowds and a con­sid­er­able loss in gate money. Bruce Cramp­ton beat Gary Player to win the event.

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