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Women's Recreation Wednesday

This week features photos of women playing golf. According to some, Queen Mary of Scotland was the very first female golfer, playing while she was queen from 1542-1567.1 However, “the first recorded golf tournament for women only occurred on January 9, 1811…in the town of Musselburgh, East Lothian, Scotland for local fisherman’s wives of Musselburgh and Fisherrow, a neighboring town.” You can read more about women’s history in golf here.

Stay tuned for next week’s installment of Women’s Recreation Wednesday!

Linda Fleetwood
Linda Fleetwood


Photos courtesy of UG 69 (University of Idaho Women’s Recreation Association Photographs)

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