Wednesday, 17 October, 2018

World Golf Hall of Fame inductees include Retief Goosen, Billy Payne

2019 World Golf Hall of Fame class includes Retief Goosen Billy Payne			A. Messerschmidt  Getty Images 2019 World Golf Hall of Fame class includes Retief Goosen Billy Payne A. Messerschmidt Getty Images
Sidney Guerrero | 13 October, 2018, 00:57

Another Australian is to join the World Golf Hall of Fame, with three-time major championship victor Jan Stephenson among the five to be inducted next year.

South African Retief Goosen was recognised in the Male Competitor Category while former Augusta National chairman Billy Payne and all abilities golf advocate Dennis Walters joined under the Lifetime Achievement Category along with major victor and women's golf advocate Peggy Kirk Bell.

Goosen, who won 10 times on the Sunshine Tour - including the South African Open Championship in 1993 and 1995 - was honoured for a career which has been exemplary all over the world.

The five were among a group of 15 finalists that included Graham Marsh, Corey Pavin, Hal Sutton, Susie Maxwell Berning, Beverly Hanson, Sandra Palmer, Dottie Pepper, Jim Ferrier, Catherine Lacoste and Calvin Peete.

The 66-year-old Stephenson has been confirmed by the World Golf Hall of Fame as an inductee for the class of 2019 in the female competitor category.

Jan Stephenson's status as one of the greats of Australian golf has been re-affirmed with her election into the World Golf Hall of Fame overnight. "The Goose" also spent 250 consecutive weeks between 2001 and 2007 ranked in the Official World Golf Ranking's top 10.

Australia's Stephenson, the 1974 LPGA Rookie of the Year, captured 20 titles worldwide, 16 of them in LPGA events.

China Legalises 'Re-education' Camps for its Uighur Population
Rights groups say detainees are made to swear loyalty to President Xi Jinping and criticise or renounce their faith. The Uighurs are Turkic-speaking Muslims who make up about half of Xinjiang's 22 million-strong population.

The reactions from the four living members ran the gamut of positive emotions Wednesday as they related their reactions when they found out they would be inducted next June near the site of the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach.

"I'm so emotional", Stephenson said.

Payne and Bell also were voted in through the Lifetime Achievement category.

Billy Payne, United StatesLifetime Achievement Category During his 11 years as Chairman of Augusta National Golf Club from 2006 to 2017, William Porter "Billy" Payne oversaw a number of significant achievements including the introduction of female members into the club's membership. He helped establish premier amateur tournaments in Asia and Latin America that gave the winners invitations into the Masters in an attempt to create golf heroes in those regions. "And then she said, 'but this time you've been recognized and you've made it.' I've been crying, goosebumps, couldn't sleep.It was like winning the U.S. Open all over again". "I think in my particular case, this honor is a salute to the collective contribution of the members of Augusta National and our really terrific staff". She won a major title in 1949 but she was far more well known more for her strong advocacy of women's golf.

Retired Augusta National Golf Club and Masters Tournament chairman Billy Payne is among five people selected for induction into the World Golf Hall of Fame.

Walters was paralyzed in a golf cart accident at age 24 but the American became an elite disabled player, making more than 3,000 appearances around the world at clinics and special performances. He's one of 11 honorary lifetime PGA of America members.

Recommended

  • IKEA to invest Rs 2,000 crore in its Bengaluru store

    IKEA to invest Rs 2,000 crore in its Bengaluru store

    After making its Indian debut in Hyderabad, Ikea is now set to launch its first e-commerce store in Mumbai by 2019. Ikea is known for its flat packs, but sales are far from flat - at least at new stores, like this one in Madrid.
    What did you think of the royal wedding? - CBBC Newsround

    What did you think of the royal wedding? - CBBC Newsround

    The 28-year-old bride, a granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II , is ninth in line to the British throne. Let's get a closer look at the outfit.
    Facebook's United Kingdom  tax bill triples to £15.7m

    Facebook's United Kingdom tax bill triples to £15.7m

    Labour MP Margaret Hodge said it was "absolutely outrageous that Facebook's United Kingdom tax bill is 0.62% of their revenue". Its profits were reduced by £759 million in sales and £444 million in unexplained "administrative expenses".
  • The Fortnite Android Beta is now available on compatible devices

    The Fortnite Android Beta is now available on compatible devices

    Unfortunately, until today, it's only been available for a select group of users, given that it's required a beta invite to play. As long as you have a compatible device, you can download the game and start playing immediately.
    Man divorces cheating wife spotted on Google Maps

    Man divorces cheating wife spotted on Google Maps

    That meant that not only had she committed adultery, but it had happened five years ago and had remained a secret ever since. The photograph is one of a long line of unintentionally freakish images taken for Google Maps and Google Street View.
    Odell Beckham Jr. Fined for Comments in ESPN Interview

    Odell Beckham Jr. Fined for Comments in ESPN Interview

    Beckham questioned the team's heart in an interview with ESPN. "I feel like ... he's not going to get out of the pocket". According to Fox Sports' Jay Glazer, Giants head coach Pat Shurmer was "absolutely livid" about the comments.
  • Facebook turns iPhone bokeh images into 3D Photos

    Facebook turns iPhone bokeh images into 3D Photos

    You can view 3D photos on Facebook right now, but the ability to post them is rolling out gradually. Beginning today, everyone can create, view and share Facebook 3D photos in the News Feed.
    WhatsApp says it has fixed video call security bug

    WhatsApp says it has fixed video call security bug

    As per the company, they have now fully fixed the bug issue, and they have given the details about it in the public domain. We routinely engage with security researchers from around the world to ensure WhatsApp remains safe and reliable.
    Orthodox Church to move forward with Ukrainian independence

    Orthodox Church to move forward with Ukrainian independence

    Since the late 1600s, the church in Ukraine has been formally under the jurisdiction of the Russian Orthodox Church. Moscow-loyal church representatives can attend if they desire, he said.
  • Human West Nile Virus case reported in Tolono

    Human West Nile Virus case reported in Tolono

    Shaffer says people should use insect repellent, wear long sleeve shirts and trousers and stay indoors between dusk and dawn. For many, recovery from their illness can take a year or more with ongoing physical and mental problems.
    Trump Warns China Nuclear Tech Exports Will Shrink

    Trump Warns China Nuclear Tech Exports Will Shrink

    President Trump added he could do a lot more if he wanted to, but said he would prefer Beijing come to the negotiating table. The volume of exports from China to Russian Federation has grown by nearly 13 percent, exceeding $35 billion.
    Read Leonard Cohen’s Poem

    Read Leonard Cohen’s Poem "Kanye West Is Not Picasso"

    Johnson describes the book's tone and selections as seeming to "reflect the nearly giddy vertigo of an artist standing at the brink of death".

'Match-fixing' probe into PSG's 6-1 win over Red Star 'Match-fixing' probe into PSG's 6-1 win over Red Star Shortly thereafter, Neymar, completing his hat-trick for the night, scored a free-kick to restore the 5-goal difference and give PSG their 6-1 win.

Jamie Lee Curtis responds to Fox article about guns in 'Halloween' movie Jamie Lee Curtis responds to Fox article about guns in 'Halloween' movie Barnum goes, "There is no such thing as bad publicity". "I got to play with the original themes of Halloween ", John Carpenter says here.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Prestige Emblems Revealed Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Prestige Emblems Revealed This Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 day one update is needed to access the game's multiplayer and Zombies modes along with what's being described as the Specialist Headquarters.

Johnny Depp 'felt bad' for JK Rowling over casting backlash Johnny Depp 'felt bad' for JK Rowling over casting backlash I spoke to a few producers and the director and to J.K. and had long conversations basically about the Grindelwald character. Depp also talked more generally about how he came by the role, and what we can expect from the character.

‘Mr. Rogers’ Crew Member James Emswiller Dies on Set After Falling ‘Mr. Rogers’ Crew Member James Emswiller Dies on Set After Falling Local police revealed that the Pittsburgh native had opted to take a smoke break on a balcony in between filming scenes. The unidentified 65-year-old crew member was rushed to a Pittsburgh-area hospital, where his condition worsened, Mt.

Air Force awards three Launch Service Agreements Air Force awards three Launch Service Agreements Since 2003, the EELV program has launched 72 national security missions using the Atlas V and Delta IV launch vehicles. Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin , awarded $500 million for the preliminary work, will build its New Glenn Launch System.

Michael Bloomberg Registers As Democrat As He Mulls 2020 Presidential Bid Michael Bloomberg Registers As Democrat As He Mulls 2020 Presidential Bid Among his personal projects of interest is gun control, one of the most contentious issues in the United States. The idea now, of course, is that Bloomberg will run for president in 2020, and that he'll do so as a Democrat.

Billy Joe Saunders denied licence to fight Demetrius Andrade in Boston Billy Joe Saunders denied licence to fight Demetrius Andrade in Boston Billy Joe Saunders will have the opportunity to convince the WBO not to strip him of his middleweight title. It has been a tough year for Saunders who has already had two fights cancelled this year.

Apple Acquired Danish Visual Effects Startup Secretly - Spektral Apple Acquired Danish Visual Effects Startup Secretly - Spektral It provides a path to do same in the digital cloud, photographers once did by hand with film and later did by mouse in photo editing software.

Xbox One October 2018 Dashboard Update Has Rolled Out With New Avatars Xbox One October 2018 Dashboard Update Has Rolled Out With New Avatars You can power on/off the console, adjust volume, launch games and apps, start and stop broadcasts, capture screenshots, and more. The other big new feature launching today is the new Xbox skill for Cortana and Alexa , which is now available in the USA only.

Liv Tyler, Robbie Williams among royal wedding celebrity guests Liv Tyler, Robbie Williams among royal wedding celebrity guests The lavish ceremony echoed Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding just five months ago in the same location. The duchess turned to her wedding designer to see Princess Eugenie tie the knot.

State of emergency declared ahead of Michael's arrival in Virginia State of emergency declared ahead of Michael's arrival in Virginia Ahead of the storm's arrival, Governor Ralph Northam has declared a state of emergency in anticipation of its potential impacts. In Iredell County, one person was killed from Michael on Thursday afternoon when a tree fell on a Ford sedan.

Financial Times reports: UK PM Theresa May says Brexit deal is close Financial Times reports: UK PM Theresa May says Brexit deal is close This, however, would raise the prospect of increased regulation checks between Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK. A negotiated Brexit , and Theresa May's survival, hinge on whether her ministers and MPs can live with this paradox.

Scarlett Johansson Getting Equal Pay for 'Black Widow' Standalone Film Scarlett Johansson Getting Equal Pay for 'Black Widow' Standalone Film Avengers: Infinity War made over $2 billion at the global box office - one of the highest figures for any movie in history. It's a gaping imbalance but the Marvel Cinematic Universe simply wasn't the blockbuster franchise it is today.

China's trade surplus with USA widens to record $34.1bn China's trade surplus with USA  widens to record $34.1bn The September surplus with the US was larger than China's overall trade surplus of $31.69 billion for the month. China's exports to the United States rose to $46.7 billion while imports slumped to $12.6 billion.