Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Rankin's star was unveiled Monday in front of Pi in the Delmar Loop.
Judy Rankin, a pioneer in women's golf, received her star on the St. Louis Walk of Fame Monday. St. Louis-born golf prodigy Judy Torluemke Rankin began playing at age 6 and honed her skills at the golf course in Forest Park. "The best swing I ever had, I was seven years old," she said. She told the crowd Monday that going to the indoor driving range at Chase Park Plaza was something her father could do with her while her mother was ill. "My dad was a big Ben Hogan fan," she said. "He thought playing golf would make my life better." See a full photo gallery on University City Patch's Facebook page. She played with Stan Musial when she was 11 and noted how nice he was to her every time they met. "I'm so sorry that St. Louis lost him," she …
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Rankin was the first LPGA member to top $100,000 in earnings. The St. Louis native will receive her star Monday.
Judy Rankin, a pioneer in women's golf, will get her star on the St. Louis Walk of Fame Monday. The ceremony will be held at 11:30 a.m. across from the Moonrise Hotel at 6146 Delmar. Rankin will attend the ceremony. St. Louis-born golf prodigy Judy Torluemke began playing at age 6 and honed her skills at the golf course in Forest Park. Rankin was described as one of the best prospects in a 1961 Sports Illustrated cover article, she turned pro in 1962 and won her first tour event in 1968, according to a press release. She was the the first LPGA player to top $100,000 in winnings for a season and she was named LPGA Player of the Year in 1976 and 1977. After retiring in 1983 with 26 tour victories, Rankin became a television commentator …
Sunday, July 15, 2012
For a fee, volunteers will get access to PGA perks.
The Senior PGA Tour is letting it be known that it is open for business ahead of next May's Senior PGA Championship, to be held at Bellerive Country Club. Read: It's Official: Bellerive Gets PGA Tour Majors The event, scheduled for May 21-26, 2013, will require approximately 1,600 volunteers to help with everything from transportation to player leader boards. In a news release, the PGA announced this week that registration for volunteers was now open. There is a $135.22 fee to volunteer, which covers the following: Volunteers will be assigned on a first-come first served basis, and should be able to work 3-4 hours. To register online go to http://spga2013.com, or contact the 2013 Senior PGA Championship Office (314) 594-0148.
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Group of golfers meets once a week at Ruth Park Golf Course
Mark Twain might have called golf a "good walk spoiled," but he never played with the golfers from the Brentmoor Retirement Community. This group is just out to have a good time. This is the the fourth year Brentmoor has organized the Wednesday golf outing at Ruth Park Golf Course in University City. Anyone aged 65 and older is welcome to join the group. The golfers range in age from 65 to 92. "We have people from all over come to play — Cottleville, Hazelwood, Kirkwood, Webster," John Bell, golf organizer for Brentmoor said. The season runs from April to October. The size of the group varies each week depending on the weather, but the regulars are faithful. Bell said it can range from 20-55 golfers each week. Chuck Quinn, one of the …
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
University City has hired a landscape architect to look at the driving range lights issue and hopefully come up with a compromise.
- Myra Lopez
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
City Manager Lehman Walker said he inherited the issue of the Ruth Park driving range lights and is doing his best to find a compromise. At Tuesday’s park commission meeting, Walker took questions from the commissioners concerning his decision in May to permanently turn off the range lights after neighbors across the street from the range complained of light spillage into their homes. "I believe the lights are problematic," Walker told the commissioners. "It's a problem I inherited. It's a problem I'm making every effort to address." Walker said University City has hired the landscape architect firm Austin Tao & Associates to look at the lighting issue and make some recommendations to the city. The architect is expected to give his opinion…
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Neighbors complain the driving range is too loud, an eyesore and that the lights are too bright.
The committee tasked with trying to resolve neighborhood complaints regarding the Ruth Park Driving Range voted on a handful of recommendations at Wednesday night's meeting. The recommendations will now go to City Manager Lehman Walker, who asked for the formation of the golf committee. Neighbors near the driving range complain that it's loud an eyesore and that the lights are too bright. One option nixed right away was turning off the range lights for good. "Could we add on to the list eliminating the (range) lighting altogether," asked board member William Field. "I don't think that's one that is going to go," said Ewald Winker, the Interim Director of the Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department. "There are not enough votes to …
Sunday, March 13, 2011
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