I've been completely out of the loop on this one, but, then, I imagine most people have been. Did you know there's a women's professional football league in the U.S.? I sure didn't. But there is. And it's called, you guessed it, the Women's Professional Football League (WPFL). The league is seven years old, and it's tackle football played under NFL rules.
One of the WPFL teams is called the Dallas Diamonds. The Diamonds play in the American Conference, along with the Houston Energy.
The Dallas Diamonds are the defending league champs, and they are 2-0 this year at the time of this writing (although one of the wins was a forfeit). If you're curious to learn more about the WPFL and its two Texas franchises, then click on the links above.
If you're interested in playing some golf in order to meet members of the Dallas Diamonds and raise money for the team, then plan on being in Grand Prairie on Sept. 19. That's when the Dallas Diamonds Golf Tournament tees off at Grand Prairie Country Club. It's a four-person scramble with a 10:30 a.m. shotgun start, $75 entry fee per person.
First place pays $800 and second $400. Third gets season tickets to Diamonds game. Fourth and fifth get Diamonds merchandise.
Want to play? Mail the names of your team members, plus a check made payable to "Dallas Diamonds Football," to:
351 Conroe Circle
Lantana, TX 76226
If you need any questions answered, email Ms. Manuel. The tournament is being run by Fairway Golf Event Management & Promotions.