30 Jan '12, 5pm

Remembering the USGA's Barbara Douglas

Remembering the USGA's Barbara Douglas

Barbara Douglas walked and carried her golf bag until age 66. It wasn’t unusual for those who joined Douglas to get rid of their carts at the turn. “That’s the kind of effect and influence she had with people,” said Bob Tomisak, Douglas’ closest friend. Douglas, the first minority chairman of the U.S. Golf Association's Women’s Committee, died Jan. 27 after a three-year battle with ovarian cancer at age 69. She was in line to captain the Women’s World Amateur Team Championship this fall in Turkey. “Regrettably, she was given another assignment,” Tomisak said. Douglas, a former executive with IBM, carried herself with an exceptional amount of poise and grace. Friends say she ironed the shirts that came back from the laundry. Her smile was warm, and her voice was soft. Martha Lang, the current chairman of the Women's Committee, said Douglas spoke with her hands a lot during ...

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