The United States of America known as the United States or America, is a country composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles, the United States is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is smaller than the entire continent of Europe's 3.9 million square miles. With a population of over 327 million people, the U. S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D. C. and the largest city by population is New York City. Forty-eight states and the capital's federal district are contiguous in North America between Canada and Mexico; the State of Alaska is in the northwest corner of North America, bordered by Canada to the east and across the Bering Strait from Russia to the west. The State of Hawaii is an archipelago in the mid-Pacific Ocean; the U. S. territories are scattered about the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, stretching across nine official time zones. The diverse geography and wildlife of the United States make it one of the world's 17 megadiverse countries.
Paleo-Indians migrated from Siberia to the North American mainland at least 12,000 years ago. European colonization began in the 16th century; the United States emerged from the thirteen British colonies established along the East Coast. Numerous disputes between Great Britain and the colonies following the French and Indian War led to the American Revolution, which began in 1775, the subsequent Declaration of Independence in 1776; the war ended in 1783 with the United States becoming the first country to gain independence from a European power. The current constitution was adopted in 1788, with the first ten amendments, collectively named the Bill of Rights, being ratified in 1791 to guarantee many fundamental civil liberties; the United States embarked on a vigorous expansion across North America throughout the 19th century, acquiring new territories, displacing Native American tribes, admitting new states until it spanned the continent by 1848. During the second half of the 19th century, the Civil War led to the abolition of slavery.
By the end of the century, the United States had extended into the Pacific Ocean, its economy, driven in large part by the Industrial Revolution, began to soar. The Spanish–American War and World War I confirmed the country's status as a global military power; the United States emerged from World War II as a global superpower, the first country to develop nuclear weapons, the only country to use them in warfare, a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. Sweeping civil rights legislation, notably the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and the Fair Housing Act of 1968, outlawed discrimination based on race or color. During the Cold War, the United States and the Soviet Union competed in the Space Race, culminating with the 1969 U. S. Moon landing; the end of the Cold War and the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 left the United States as the world's sole superpower. The United States is the world's oldest surviving federation, it is a representative democracy.
The United States is a founding member of the United Nations, World Bank, International Monetary Fund, Organization of American States, other international organizations. The United States is a developed country, with the world's largest economy by nominal GDP and second-largest economy by PPP, accounting for a quarter of global GDP; the U. S. economy is post-industrial, characterized by the dominance of services and knowledge-based activities, although the manufacturing sector remains the second-largest in the world. The United States is the world's largest importer and the second largest exporter of goods, by value. Although its population is only 4.3% of the world total, the U. S. holds 31% of the total wealth in the world, the largest share of global wealth concentrated in a single country. Despite wide income and wealth disparities, the United States continues to rank high in measures of socioeconomic performance, including average wage, human development, per capita GDP, worker productivity.
The United States is the foremost military power in the world, making up a third of global military spending, is a leading political and scientific force internationally. In 1507, the German cartographer Martin Waldseemüller produced a world map on which he named the lands of the Western Hemisphere America in honor of the Italian explorer and cartographer Amerigo Vespucci; the first documentary evidence of the phrase "United States of America" is from a letter dated January 2, 1776, written by Stephen Moylan, Esq. to George Washington's aide-de-camp and Muster-Master General of the Continental Army, Lt. Col. Joseph Reed. Moylan expressed his wish to go "with full and ample powers from the United States of America to Spain" to seek assistance in the revolutionary war effort; the first known publication of the phrase "United States of America" was in an anonymous essay in The Virginia Gazette newspaper in Williamsburg, Virginia, on April 6, 1776. The second draft of the Articles of Confederation, prepared by John Dickinson and completed by June 17, 1776, at the latest, declared "The name of this Confederation shall be the'United States of America'".
The final version of the Articles sent to the states for ratification in late 1777 contains the sentence "The Stile of this Confederacy shall be'The United States of America'". In June 1776, Thomas Jefferson wrote the phrase "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" in all capitalized letters in the headline of his "original Rough draught" of the Declaration of Independence; this draft of the document did not surface unti
Bobby Jones (golfer)
Robert Tyre Jones Jr. was an American amateur golfer, one of the most influential figures in the history of the sport. Jones founded and helped design the Augusta National Golf Club, co-founded the Masters Tournament; the innovations that he introduced at the Masters have been copied by every professional golf tournament in the world. Jones was the most successful amateur golfer to compete at a national and international level. During his peak from 1923 to 1930, he dominated top-level amateur competition, competed successfully against the world's best professional golfers. Jones beat stars such as Walter Hagen and Gene Sarazen, the era's top pros. Jones earned his living as a lawyer, competed in golf only as an amateur on a part-time basis, chose to retire from competition at age 28, though he earned significant money from golf after that, as an instructor and equipment designer. Explaining his decision to retire, Jones said, "It is something like a cage. First you are expected to get into it and you are expected to stay there.
But of course, nobody can stay there." Jones is most famous for his unique "Grand Slam," consisting of his victory in all four major golf tournaments of his era in a single calendar year. In all Jones played in 31 majors, placing among the top ten finishers 27 times. After retiring from competitive golf in 1930, Jones founded and helped design the Augusta National Golf Club soon afterwards in 1933, he co-founded the Masters Tournament, annually staged by the club since 1934. The Masters evolved into one of golf's four major championships. Jones came out of retirement in 1934 to play in the Masters on an exhibition basis through 1948. Jones played his last round of golf at East Lake Golf Club, his home course in Atlanta, on August 18, 1948. A picture commemorating the event now sits in the clubhouse at East Lake. Citing health reasons, he quit golf permanently thereafter. Bobby Jones was confused with the prolific golf course designer, Robert Trent Jones, with whom he worked from time to time. "People always used to get them confused, so when they met, they decided each be called something different," Robert Trent Jones Jr. said.
To help avoid confusion, the golfer was called "Bobby," and the golf course designer was called "Trent." Born in Atlanta, Jones battled health issues as a young boy, golf was prescribed to strengthen him. Encouraged by his father, "Colonel" Robert Purmedus Jones, an Atlanta lawyer, Jones loved golf from the start, he developed into a child prodigy who won his first children's tournament at the age of six at his home course at East Lake Golf Club. In 1916, Jones won his first major golf event when he claimed the inaugural Georgia Amateur Championship conducted by the Georgia State Golf Association at the Capital City Club, in Brookhaven, at age 14, his victory at this event put him in the national spotlight for the first time. The Georgia Amateur win caught the eye of the United States Golf Association which awarded Jones his first invitation to the U. S. Amateur at Merion near Philadelphia. Jones advanced to the quarterfinals in his first playing in the event, he was influenced by a native of Carnoustie, Scotland.
Maiden was the professional at the Atlanta Athletic Club's East Lake Golf Club, who trained Alexa Stirling, the 3-time winner of the U. S. Women's Amateur, five years older than Jones but a prodigy at East Lake. Jones received golf lessons from Willie Ogg when he was in his teenage years. Jones played with his father, a skilled player himself; the younger Jones sometimes battled his own temper on the course, but controlled his emotions as he became more experienced. Jones toured the U. S. during World War I from 1917–18, playing exhibition matches before large crowds with Alexa Stirling and Perry Adair, to generate income for war relief. Playing in front of such crowds in these matches helped him, as he moved into national competition a bit on. Jones represented the United States for the first time, in two winning international amateur team matches against Canada, in 1919 and 1920, earning three of a possible four points in foursomes and singles play. In 1919 he traveled to Hamilton Golf and Country Club, for his first serious competitive action outside the U.
S. while in Engineers Country Club, in Roslyn, Long Island, hosted the matches. Still a teenager, he was by far the youngest player in the series. Jones played in the 1919 Canadian Open while in Hamilton, performing well to place tied for second, but 16 shots behind winner J. Douglas Edgar. Edgar had immigrated from England in 1919 to take a club professional's job in Atlanta at Druid Hills Golf Club. Edgar was credited by Jones with helping develop his game significantly. Jones qualified for his first U. S. Open at age 18 in 1920, was paired with the legendary Harry Vardon for the first two rounds, he won the Southern Amateur three times: 1917, 1920, 1922. As an adult, he hit his stride and won his first U. S. Open in 1923. From that win at New York's Inwood Country Club, through his 1930 victory in the U. S. Amateur, he won 13 major championships in 20 attempts. Jones was the first player to win The Double, both the U. S. and British Open Championships in the same year. He was the second to win the U.
S. Open and U. S. Amateur in the same year, first accomplished in 1916
Golf is a club-and-ball sport in which players use various clubs to hit balls into a series of holes on a course in as few strokes as possible. Golf, unlike most ball games and does not utilize a standardized playing area, coping with the varied terrains encountered on different courses is a key part of the game; the game at the usual level is played on a course with an arranged progression of 18 holes, though recreational courses can be smaller having 9 holes. Each hole on the course must contain a tee box to start from, a putting green containing the actual hole or cup 4 1⁄4 inches in diameter. There are other standard forms of terrain in between, such as the fairway, rough and various hazards but each hole on a course is unique in its specific layout and arrangement. Golf is played for the lowest number of strokes by an individual, known as stroke play, or the lowest score on the most individual holes in a complete round by an individual or team, known as match play. Stroke play is the most seen format at all levels, but most at the elite level.
The modern game of golf originated in 15th century Scotland. The 18-hole round was created at the Old Course at St Andrews in 1764. Golf's first major, the world's oldest tournament in existence, is The Open Championship known as the British Open, first played in 1860 in Ayrshire, Scotland; this is one of the four major championships in men's professional golf, the other three being played in the United States: The Masters, the U. S. Open, the PGA Championship. While the modern game of golf originated in 15th-century Scotland, the game's ancient origins are unclear and much debated; some historians trace the sport back to the Roman game of paganica, in which participants used a bent stick to hit a stuffed leather ball. One theory asserts that paganica spread throughout Europe as the Romans conquered most of the continent, during the first century BC, evolved into the modern game. Others cite chuiwan as the progenitor, a Chinese game played between the eighth and fourteenth centuries. A Ming Dynasty scroll dating back to 1368 entitled "The Autumn Banquet" shows a member of the Chinese Imperial court swinging what appears to be a golf club at a small ball with the aim of sinking it into a hole.
The game is thought to have been introduced into Europe during the Middle Ages. Another early game that resembled modern golf was known as chambot in France; the Persian game chaugán is another possible ancient origin. In addition, kolven was played annually in Loenen, beginning in 1297, to commemorate the capture of the assassin of Floris V, a year earlier; the modern game originated in Scotland, where the first written record of golf is James II's banning of the game in 1457, as an unwelcome distraction to learning archery. James IV lifted the ban in 1502 when he became a golfer himself, with golf clubs first recorded in 1503–1504: "For golf clubbes and balles to the King that he playit with". To many golfers, the Old Course at St Andrews, a links course dating to before 1574, is considered to be a site of pilgrimage. In 1764, the standard 18-hole golf course was created at St Andrews when members modified the course from 22 to 18 holes. Golf is documented as being played on Musselburgh Links, East Lothian, Scotland as early as 2 March 1672, certified as the oldest golf course in the world by Guinness World Records.
The oldest surviving rules of golf were compiled in March 1744 for the Company of Gentlemen Golfers renamed The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, played at Leith, Scotland. The world's oldest golf tournament in existence, golf's first major, is The Open Championship, first played on 17 October 1860 at Prestwick Golf Club, in Ayrshire, with Scottish golfers winning the earliest majors. Two Scotsmen from Dunfermline, John Reid and Robert Lockhart, first demonstrated golf in the U. S. by setting up a hole in an orchard in 1888, with Reid setting up America's first golf club the same year, Saint Andrew's Golf Club in Yonkers, New York. A golf course consists of either 9 or 18 holes, each with a teeing ground, set off by two markers showing the bounds of the legal tee area, fairway and other hazards, the putting green surrounded by the fringe with the pin and cup; the levels of grass are varied to increase difficulty, or to allow for putting in the case of the green. While many holes are designed with a direct line-of-sight from the teeing area to the green, some holes may bend either to the left or to the right.
This is called a "dogleg", in reference to a dog's knee. The hole is called a "dogleg left" if the hole angles leftwards and "dogleg right" if it bends right. Sometimes, a hole's direction may bend twice. A regular golf course consists of 18 holes, but nine-hole courses are common and can be played twice through for a full round of 18 holes. Early Scottish golf courses were laid out on links land, soil-covered sand dunes directly inland from beaches; this gave rise to the term "golf links" applied to seaside courses and those built on sandy soil inland. The first 18-hole golf course in the United States was on a sheep farm in Downers Grove, Illinois, in 1892; the course is still there today. Every round of golf is based on playing a number of holes in a given order. A "round" consists of 18 holes that are played in the order determined by the course layout; each hole is played once in the round on a standard course of 18 holes. The game can be played by any number of people, although a typ
James Martin Barnes was a leading figure in the early years of professional golf in the United States. He is one of three native Britons to win three different major professional championships. Barnes was born on April 1886 in Lelant, Cornwall. Barnes was like many golfers of his era, worked as a caddie and a club-maker's apprentice while growing up, he turned professional in 1906, but never became an American citizen. He arrived in San Francisco, worked in Vancouver, British Columbia, Spokane and Tacoma, at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs. From 1923–26, he was resident professional at the Temple Terrace Golf and Country Club in Temple Terrace, which hosted the 1925 Florida Open as well as the 1926 Florida Open with over one hundred contestants and a $5,000 cash prize. In 1925–26 his good friend and fellow golfer Fred McLeod wintered with him and they worked with James Kelly Thomson from North Berwick. Barnes was known as "Long Jim" for his height of 6 ft 4 in, he moved west to the Oakland, area where he resided for many years.
Barnes authored several books on golf technique, died at age 80 in East Orange, New Jersey. He won with four of them the modern professional majors. Many golfers and media covering the sport at the time, according to golf journalist Dan Jenkins, the Western Open and North and South Open titles he won at the time were declared majors. PGA Championship: 1916, 1919 U. S. Open: 1921 The Open Championship: 1925 Western Open: 1914, 1917, 1919 North and South Open: 1916, 1919Barnes' two PGA titles were the first in the event, his winning margin in the 1921 U. S. Open was nine strokes, a record, not broken until Tiger Woods won by 15 strokes in 2000. Barnes was one of the most prolific tournament winners of the first few seasons of the PGA Tour, founded in 1916, he won 21 times on the tour in total. He led the tournament winners list in four seasons: 1916 with three, 1917 with two, 1919 with five and 1921 with four. In 1940, Barnes was honored as one of the 12 golfers to be inducted in the PGA's inaugural Hall of Fame.
He was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1989. 1916 North and South Open, Connecticut Open, PGA Championship 1917 Western Open, Philadelphia Open Championship 1919 North and South Open, Shawnee Open, Western Open, PGA Championship, Southern Open 1920 Shawnee Open 1921 Deland Open, Florida Open, U. S. Open, Main Line Open 1922 California Open Championship 1923 Corpus Christi Open 1925 The Open Championship 1926 Mid-Winter Tournament 1930 Cape Cod Open 1937 Long Island OpenMajor championships are shown in bold; this includes the Western Open and North and South Open, two tournaments declared majors prior to the development of The Masters Tournament in 1935. Note: This list may be incomplete 1909 Northwest Open 1911 Northwest Open 1912 Northwest Open 1913 Northwest Open 1914 Western Open 1921 California State Open 1939 New Jersey State Open Note: The PGA Championship was match play until 1958 Note: Barnes never played in the Masters Tournament. NYF = Tournament not yet founded NT = No tournament CUT = missed the half-way cut DNQ = Did not qualify for match play portion R32, R16, QF, SF = Round in which player lost in PGA Championship match play "T" indicates a tie for a place Most consecutive cuts made – 27 Longest streak of top-10s – 8 List of golfers with most PGA Tour wins List of men's major championships winning golfers World Golf Hall of Fame profile PGA Museum of Golf: Hall of Fame – member profiles Temple Terrace Golf and Country Club
Junior Ryder Cup
The Junior Ryder Cup is a team golf competition between Europe and the United States for junior golfers aged 18 and under. It is based on the men's Ryder Cup and is run by the same organisations, the PGA of America and Ryder Cup Europe; the 2018 event took place at Golf Disneyland, Marne-la-Vallée, France on Monday 24 and Tuesday 25 September. The United States won 12 1/2 -- their sixth successive victory in the event; the teams consist of six girls. The tournament is played over two days of foursomes and singles matches. There are three boys' matches and three girls' foursomes matches and six mixed fourball matches on the first day. There are 12 singles matches on the second day, added in 2008. In 1995 an informal match was played between European junior golfers and Central New York PGA Section and area juniors; the European team included 15-year-old Sergio García. On recent occasions there has been an informal "friendship match" played on the Ryder Cup course after the Junior Ryder Cup but before the Ryder Cup.
1In the event of a tie the current holder retains the cup. Source: 2020: Blue Mound Golf & Country Club in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin from September 21–22 2018 Girls: Rachel Heck, Lucy Li, Yealimi Noh, Alexa Pano, Erica Shepherd, Rose Zhang Boys: Akshay Bhatia, Ricky Castillo, Canon Claycomb, William Moll, Cole Ponich, Michael Thorbjornsen2016: Girls: Alyaa Abdulghany, Hailee Cooper, Gina Kim, Lucy Li, Emilia Migliaccio, Kaitlyn Papp Boys: Wilson Furr, Noah Goodwin, Eugene Hong, Davis Shore, Patrick Welch, Norman Xiong2014: Girls: Sierra Brooks, Kristen Gillman, Amy Lee, Andrea Lee, Hannah O'Sullivan, Bethany Wu Boys: Sam Burns, Austin Connelly, Brad Dalke, Gordon Neale, Davis Riley, Cameron Young2012: Girls: Casie Cathrea, Karen Chung, Casey Danielson, Alison Lee, Esther Lee, Samantha Wagner Boys: Cameron Champ, Gavin Hall, Beau Hossler, Jim Liu, Scott Scheffler, Robby Shelton2010: Girls: Doris Chen, Ginger Howard, Cassy Isagawa, Alison Lee, Kristen Park, Emma Talley Boys: Jim Liu, Denny McCarthy, Anthony Paolucci, Oliver Schniederjans, Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas2008: Girls: Sarah Brown, Danielle Frasier, Jennifer Johnson, Erynne Lee, Tiffany Lua, Lexi Thompson Boys: Jeffrey Kang, Anthony Paolucci, Cameron Peck, Jordan Spieth, Cory Whitsett, Andrew Yun2006: Girls: Brittany Altomare, Cassandra Blaney, Esther Choe, Vicky Hurst, Isabelle Lendl, Kristen Schelling Boys: Bud Cauley, Tony Finau, Philip Francis, Drew Kittleson, Joe Monte, Andrew Yun2004: Girls: Kelly Fuchik, Mina Harigae, Angela Oh, Anne Ormson, Jessica Smith, Tessa Teachman Boys: Chris DeForest, Josh Dupont, Kyle English, Tony Finau, Luke Guthrie, Chase Wright2002: Girls: Tiffany Chudy, Mallory Code, Stephanie Connelly, Jennifer Davis, Lauren Mielbrecht, Jenny Suh Boys: Travis Esway, Shaun Felechner, Taylor Hall, Adam Porzak, Colin Wilcox, Casey Wittenberg1999: Girls: Erica Blasberg, Catherine Cartwright, Leigh Anne Hardin, Cheryl Hennessy, Ina Kim, Angela Rho Boys: Michael Barbosa, Jason Hartwick, Hunter Mahan, Matt Rosenfeld, Ty Tryon, James Vargas1997: Girls: Beth Bauer, Leigh Anne Hardin, Angela Jerman, Blair O’Neal, Kim Rowton, Cimmie Shahan Boys: J. C.
DeLeon, Bubba Dickerson, David Gossett, John Klauk, James Oh, Leif Olson 2018: Girls: Emilie Alba Paltrinieri, Annabell Fuller, Ingrid Lindblad, Amanda Linner, Alessia Nobilio, Emma Spitz Boys: Conor Gough, Nicolai Højgård, Rasmus Højgård, David Puig, Eduard Rousaud Sabate, Robin Williams2016: Girls: Emilie Alba Paltrinieri, Julia Engström, Frida Kinhult, Pauline Roussin-Bouchard, Emma Spitz, Beatrice Wallin Boys: Jonathan Goth-Rasmussen, Falko Hanisch, Matias Honkala, Adrien Pendaries, Kristoffer Reitan, Marcus Svensson2014: Girls: Mathilda Cappeliez, Virginia Elena Carta, Annabel Dimmock, Alexandra Forsterling, Emily Kristine Pedersen, Linnea Ström Boys: John Axelsen, Ivan Cantero Gutierrez, Marcus Kinhult, Bradley Neil, Renato Paratore, Max Schmitt2012: Girls: Quirine Eijkenboom, Bronte Law, Harang Lee, Emily Kristine Pedersen, Covadonga Sanjuan, Linnea Ström Boys: Dominic Foos, Gavin Moynihan, Renato Paratore, Matthias Schwab, Victor Tärnström, Toby Tree2010: Girls: Amy Boulden, Isabella Deilert, Manon Gidali, Manon Mollé, Klára Spilková, Kelly Tidy Boys: Thomas Detry, Albert Eckhardt, Juhana Kukkonen, Moritz Lampert, Chris Lloyd, Kristoffer Ventura2008: Girls: Anna Arrese, Carly Booth, Leona Maguire, Lisa Maguire, Daisy Nielsen, Kelly Tidy Boys: Julien Brun, Stanislas Gautier, Moritz Lampert, Chris Lloyd, Matteo Manassero, Adrián Otaegui2006: Girls: Carly Booth, Carlota Ciganda, Laura Gonzales-Escallon, Saskia Hausladen, Giulia Molinaro, Marta Silva Boys: Victor Dubuisson, Sean Einhaus, Pedro Figueiredo, Are Friestad, Maximilian Kieffer, Anders Kristiansen2004: Girls: Carlota Ciganda, Linn Gustafsson, Camilla Lennarth, Belen Mozo, Florentyna Parker, Valerie Sternebeck Boys: Dominic Angkawidjaja, Oliver Fisher, Lluis Garcia del Moral, Zac Gould, Rory McIlroy, Marius Thorp2002: Girls: Carmen Alonso, Emma Cabrera-Bello, Claire Grignolo, Dewi Claire Schreefel, Denise Simon, Katharina Werdinig Boys: Raphaël De Sousa, Matteo Delpodio, Peter-Max Hamm, Farren Keenan, Tony Raillard, Benjamin Régent1999: Girls: Carmen Alonzo, Tullia Calzavara, Martina Eberl, Lucia Mar, Suzann Pettersen, Denise Simon Boys: Rafael Cabrera-Bello, Nicolas Colsaerts, Raphaël De Sousa, Alfonso Gutierrez, David Porter, Craig Stevenson1997: Girls: Nuria Clau, Vikki Laing, Paula Marti, Suzann Pettersen, Federica Piovano, Giulia Sergas Boys: Pascal Celhay, Nicolas Colsaerts, Ómar Halldórsson, Roberto Paolillo, Stefano Reale, Tuomas Tuovinen Junior Solheim Cup Junior Presidents Cup List of sports competitions between teams representing continents Official website Coverage on PGA Tournaments website Coverage on European Tour website
Glenna Collett Vare was an American Hall of Fame golfing champion whom the Hall calls the greatest female golfer of her day, who dominated American women's golf in the 1920s. Born in New Haven, Glenna Collett was raised in Providence, Rhode Island, by athletic-minded parents and at a young age was involved in sports such as swimming and diving. At age 14,she took up the game of golf, within two years had developed her skills to the point where she competed in the 1919 U. S. Women's Amateur, won her first-round match. Two years at age 18, she was the Championship medallist for shooting the lowest qualifying score. In the pre-professional era, the U. S. Women's Amateur was the most prestigious event in the country, her strength was off the tee. Collett was a student of golf instructor Ernest Jones. While setting a new single-round scoring record in 1922, Glenna Collett claimed her first of six U. S. championships. The following year, she was upset in the third round, but went north to win the Canadian Women's Amateur.
In 1924, Glenna Collett achieved the most remarkable record in golfing history, both female and male. Despite setting a new single-round qualifying scoring record, Collett lost by a fluke in the semifinal of the 1924 U. S. Women's Amateur. However, that would be her only loss in a year where she won an astonishing 59 out of 60 matches, including her second consecutive Canadian championship. Glenna Collett won the U. S. Women's Amateur again in 1925, reeled off three straight titles between 1928 and 1930. Between 1928 and 1931, she recorded 16 consecutive tournament victories, she won six North and South Women's Amateurs, six Women's Eastern Amateurs, in between all this she was the runner-up in the 1929 and 1930 British Ladies Amateurs. She went to France, where she won the French Women's Amateur. After marrying Edwin H. Vare Jr. and having two children, Glenna Collett-Vare came back in 1934, but lost in the semi-finals to Virginia Van Wie. However, the following year, she won her sixth U. S. championship by defeating future star Patty Berg in the finals.
Glenna Collett-Vare was a member of the American team that won the first Curtis Cup played at the Wentworth Golf Club in England in 1932. She served as player-captain in 1934, 1936, 1938, 1948. After winning 49 championships, she ended her competitive golf career at the age of 56, with a victory at the 1959 Rhode Island Women's Golf Association tournament, she was the author of two books on golf: Golf For Young Players in 1926, Ladies in the Rough in 1928. Since 1953, the Ladies Professional Golf Association has awarded the Vare Trophy to the golfer who has the lowest average strokes per round in professional tour events. In 1965, Collett-Vare was the recipient of the Bob Jones Award, the United States Golf Association's highest honor given in recognition of distinguished sportsmanship in golf. In 1975, she was part of the first class inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame. At the age of 81, she still had a 15 handicap and played in her 61st consecutive Invitational event in 1984 at the Point Judith Country Club in Rhode Island.
Collett Vare died in 1989 in Florida. In her 1977 book, One Hundred Greatest Women in Sports, author Phyllis Hollander listed Glenna Collett Vare ahead of Babe Zaharias and Patty Berg, stating that "her career was unequaled in the annals of golf". Gene Sarazen called her "the greatest woman golfer of all time". Amateur Curtis Cup: 1932, 1934, 1936, 1938, 1948, 1950 Golf For Young Players by Glenna Collett – Little and Company Ladies in the Rough by Glenna Collett with a foreword by Bobby Jones – Alfred A. Knopf One Hundred Greatest Women in Sports – Phyllis Hollander. Putnam ISBN 0-448-13367-9 Glenna Collett Vare biography at the World Golf Hall of Fame Glenna Collett Vare bio