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Rivers Edge Ladies Take Their Game to Next Level with Golf Legend Peggy Kirk Bell.

When an opportunity arises to learn from one of the best, we should always take it.  Some our Rivers Edge Lady Members did just that when they recently attended a “Golfari” at Southern Pines in North Carolina.  The golf school is owner by Mrs. Peggy Kirk Bell, a true golf legend.  The ladies took part in a week full of: golf, instruction, spa days, group activities and social events.  The ladies were very please with their experience and also very tired!  We welcome back our ladies that may have a new view of their game-play here at Rivers Edge.  Below is a shortened bio of Mrs. Bell.  What a great week!

Margaret Anne “Peggy” Kirk Bell is an American former professional golfer and golf instructor and is a strong advocate of women’s golf.  Born in Findlay, Ohio, Peggy started playing golf at age 17. She took to the game immediately and quickly won a number of titles. She played college golf at Rollins College.  She played the ladies amateur tour in the 1940s before the development of a professional tour, winning three Ohio Amateurs and the 1949 Titleholders Championship and North and South Women’s Amateur. She was also a member of the 1950 U.S. Curtis Cup team.

At that time she competed as Peggy Kirk, and in 1953 she married her high school sweetheart, Warren “Bullet” Bell, who had played professional basketball with the Fort Wayne Pistons before turning to business.  In 1990, she was voted the Bob Jones Award, the highest honor given by the United States Golf Association in recognition of distinguished sportsmanship in golf.  She became the first woman voted into the World Golf Teachers Hall of Fame in 2002.

Bell currently owns the Pines Needles Resort in Southern Pines, North Carolina.

RIED.Ladies.Golfari.2016     (from left to right)  Shirley Arnold (current Club Champion), Mrs. Bell, BJ Hale and Linda Lynes.

Golfari2    (from left to right)  Heidi DeMuro, Kathy Strunk, Mrs. Bell, Roe DeRose and Colleen Wenthen.

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