“Smile at the ball” – Nancy Berkley’s interview with Catherine Lacoste of France, the 1967 U.S. Women’s Open Champion.
Fifty-year anniversaries are big ones! When Women’s Golf learned that Catherine Lacoste (Yes, that Lacoste! – The great French clothing company with the famous crocodile trademark) won the U.S. Women’s Golf Open at the Virginia Hot Springs Country Club in Virginia fifty years ago, they wanted to celebrate and reminisce with her.
And what makes this 50-year anniversary very special is that Catherine won the 1967 U.S. Women’s Open as an amateur. No other amateur golfer has won the Women’s Open since – at least so far. That could change in the upcoming Women’s Open July 13-16 at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey. Twenty-one amateurs have qualified to play in the total field of 156 golfers.