The First Lady of Golf
Original Story by Gary Baines on Colorado Golf Association
El Pomar Trustee Judy Bell is revered in the Colorado and United States' golf communities for her various positions and accomplishments. Bell served as the first female president of the United States Golf Association (USGA). For her love of, and service to, the sport, Bell was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame, was named the Colorado Golf Association Woman of the Century in 2015 and was the first female recipient of the Will Nicholson Award and membership to the Royal & Ancient Golf Club at St. Andrews. She was also awarded the USGA's highest honor, the Bob Jones Award, in 2016.
"'Judy is a towering presence in golf and her contributions to shaping the USGA can be seen to this day,' [previous USGA president Tom] O'Toole said...'From her earliest days as an accomplished player through her tenure as USGA president, Judy has been a staunch advocate and diplomat for the game. Those mantles were always delivered with her unique kindness and infectious personality. Judy is a real treasure.'"
Read more of the Colorado Golf Association's story on Judy Bell's contributions to golf here.