With basketballs dribbling all about, it’s no wonder March Madness and the NCAA faux pas made my thoughts turn to Women’s History Month and the energy, perseverance and sacrifices of the trailblazers who established and nourished the LPGA starting back in 1950.

The 13 women known as the Founders deserve mention today. They were: Alice Bauer, Marlene Bauer Hagge, Patty Berg, Bettye Danoff, Helen Dettweiler, Helen Hicks, Opal Hill, Betty Jameson, Sally Sessions, Marilynn Smith, Shirley Spork, Louise Suggs and Babe Zaharias.

Gean Leonard: Gean.GDNgolf@gmail.com.

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