Here is a partial press release from the LPGA regarding Dolores Hope’s $1 million gif to the LPGA.
LPGA Commissioner Carolyn Bivens, on behalf of The LPGA Foundation, today announced the receipt of a $1 million gift from Dolores Hope, wife of the late entertainer Bob Hope. It is the largest single gift bestowed to The LPGA Foundation since its creation in 1991.
Mrs. Hope, an honorary LPGA member, has directed the gift to The LPGA Foundation Financial Assistance Fund, which assists the members of the LPGA and others within the golf industry who need financial assistance because of serious illness, injury, loss of income or other significant hardship. In recognition of the donation, The LPGA Foundation will rename the fund the Dolores Hope LPGA Financial Assistance Initiative, leaving a lasting legacy for Hope and her immense support of the LPGA.
Byron Smith (Pepperdine) and Nate Whitson (Ventura) won their second-round matches and advanced to next weekend’s finals of The Ultimate Game at Wynn Las Vegas on Wednesday.
Rick Rhoden, the former Dodger, and Alex Rodger (Pepperdine) lost their second-round matches.
Former Dodger Rick Rhoden and former Pepperdine standout Alex Rodger are among a field of 40 finalists in The Ultimate Game at Wynn Las Vegas. Also, teenage brothers Gipper and Tony Finau, who just turned pro, are in the field as well. The 15 and 16-year-olds, respectively, are from Salt Lake. Match-play prelims are May 29-30 at Reflection Bay in Henderson. Stroke–play finals are June 7-8 at Wynn Las Vegas.
Alex Kuyumjian of Thousand Oaks shot a 70 and Roger Gunn (Oak Park) shot a 71 at Angles National GC. Local qualifiers advance to the section qualifier, which is June 4…there are 14 sectional sites, the closest of which is at Bear Creek Golf Club in Murrieta. Continue reading →
The College of the Canyons mens golf team finished fourth at the California State Community College Championships Monday at Merced Country Club. Saddleback won with a two-round score of 360-356–716 while Canyons was fourth at 383-366749.
Darren Angel (Granada Hills) will participate in the Ultimate Game at Wynn Las Vegas later this month. Contestants put up a $50,000 entry fee to try to win the $2 million purse.
Angel was a promising golfer but his career was derailed by a plethora of injuries. He began playing professionally again last year.