Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Carol Mann Honored by PGA of America

carol mannCarol Mann wasn't born in Texas, but she got here as fast as she could. As the saying goes. The LPGA Hall of Famer and longtime Texas resident now teaches out of The Player Course at The Woodlands. And she was recently named the 2008 recipient of the PGA of America's "First Lady of Golf" honor.

And it's a prestigious honor, as you can tell by looking at the list of past recipients. Nothing but the best:

1998 - Barbara Nicklaus
1999 - Judy Rankin
2000 - No recipient
2001 - Judy Bell
2002 - Nancy Lopez
2003 - Renee Powell
2004 - Alice Dye
2005 - Carol Semple Thompson
2006 - Kathy Whitworth
2007 - Peggy Kirk Bell
2008 - Carol Mann

Mann won 38 times on the LPGA Tour, including two majors. She was inducted into the LPGA Hall of Fame in 1977 and the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1998. She's a past president of the LPGA, and a trustee and past president of the Women's Sports Foundation. She is a special ambassador for and consultant to the World Golf Hall of Fame. And she played a role in winning passage of Title IX.

Read the announcement.

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