Milwaukee, Wisconsin: 1967.
Hardcover. Oblong quarto. Measuring 10" x 7". String-tied faux cream leather over stiff paper boards. Contains 121 color photographs measuring around 2.5" x 3.5", some with captions. With program and unused ticket laid in. Fine album with fine photographs.
A photo album depicting women on the LPGA Tour at the 1967 Milwaukee Jaycee Open. The tournament, won by Susie Maxwell, had 43 entrants with 23 women making the cut and playing through the final day. The tournament was won by Maxwell who took home $2,250. The compiler took photos at the practice tee and followed players on the course and on the greens. There are a number of shots caught mid-swing, players talking, at the scorer's table, and at the award ceremony. Images of notable players include Kathy Whitworth, the record holder for most wins on either the LPGA or PGA tour, as well as the following Hall of Famers: Judy Torluemke Rankin, Carol Mann, Marlene Hagge, and Sandra Haynie. There are also at least five photos of Althea Gibson. Gibson was initially a tennis star - the first African-American to win a Grand Slam event. In 1964, at the age of 37, she was the first black woman in the LPGA. In 1980, she was one of the first six inductees into the International Women's Sports Hall of Fame. She finished sixth at this event.
A colorful album depicting female pro golfers in the LPGA's second decade.