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Helen Lengfeld Signed 1969 California Women's Amateur Contestant Acceptance Letter Pebble Beach Tournament Invitation


Her son went into Helen Lengfeld's dedication to the California Women's Amateur Championship, this being the 1969 edition at Pebble Beach signed contestant acceptance form from Lenfeld's personal collection. "Some years ago, she started CWAC, the California Women's Amateur Championship, because the regular such championships excluded non-private club women, and so clearly was not a real state championship. She made a few private-club enemies in the process, but CWAC is a great success at Pebble Beach, every December, with hundreds more women wanting in than can be accommodated by the ever-lowering handicap limit caused by the course limit of 100 players." It remains rich in California Women's Amateur content along with women's golf in general - still a growing area of the game.

The Helen Lengfeld Collection

With her dear mother's encouragement, Helen Lengfeld put down the baseball bat and picked up a golf club in 1906 at the age of eight years old. Historians today look back on the equipment change as a significant event in women's golf, as the trailblazing Northern California native Lengfeld has since left a far-reaching lasting impact on the game and society. The natural athlete was one of the first, and youngest, members of the Jewish founded Donald Ross designed country club titled Beresford CC in 1912. Discrimination had barred these individuals from the then existing social country clubs in the Bay Area, but could not stop them. The club has since changed its name to Peninsula Country Club and Lengfeld spent two decades as the Club's Women Champion - the rest of her life a proud member.

As a maturing player Lengfeld won the 1926 San Francisco Women's Championship, while simultaneously establishing the WGA of Northern California - only to go on to win the organization's inaugural championship. These tournaments would be that of extreme significance, leading to the creation of the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA). President of the WGA of Northern California in 1947, Lengfeld would use her editorial skills to publish the 'Golfer Magazine' or 'National Golfer' in 1949. Helen Lengfeld went on to then start the three California Women's Amateur Championships and founded the United Voluntary Services Golf Swing Clubs, providing military veterans therapy and rehabilitation through the game of golf - always generous with her time. Decades later 'Golf Digest' would rank her as one of the 5 most influential women in the history of the game. The larger-than-life non fiction story continues through these personal artifacts of Helen Lengfeld's life as a golfer, philanthropist and humanitarian, It is our distinct honor to present The Helen Lengfeld Collection.

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Helen Lengfeld Signed 1969 California Women's Amateur Contestant Acceptance Letter Pebble Beach Tournament InvitationHelen Lengfeld Signed 1969 California Women's Amateur Contestant Acceptance Letter Pebble Beach Tournament InvitationHelen Lengfeld Signed 1969 California Women's Amateur Contestant Acceptance Letter Pebble Beach Tournament InvitationHelen Lengfeld Signed 1969 California Women's Amateur Contestant Acceptance Letter Pebble Beach Tournament InvitationHelen Lengfeld Signed 1969 California Women's Amateur Contestant Acceptance Letter Pebble Beach Tournament InvitationHelen Lengfeld Signed 1969 California Women's Amateur Contestant Acceptance Letter Pebble Beach Tournament Invitation
Helen Lengfeld Signed 1969 California Women's Amateur Contestant Acceptance Letter Pebble Beach Tournament Invitation
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