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A special day for a golf icon
She won the 1973 Kelly Springfield Open in Brisbane, Australia.In the early 1970s, Powell visited Vietnam as part of a USO goodwill tour. In 1979, she made history when she became the first woman to be named head professional at a golf course in the United Kingdom. Powell finished her LPGA career in 1980 and taught golf in Africa and Europe.
She eventually returned home to the Canton area, where she currently serves as the head professional at Clearview, where she learned the game.In 2001, Clearview — the course her father, William, built from scratch — was named to the National Register of Historic Places by the U.S. Department of the Interior. Also in 2001, the Powell family established the Clearview Legacy Foundation to promote education, preserve the golf course for future generations, develop improved facilities for teaching golf and expand turfgrass research. Powell received the Professional Golf Association’s First Lady of Golf Award in 2003.