• Short Summary

    TWENTY-FIVE NATIONS HAVE SENT THEIR BEST WOMEN AMATEUR GOLFERS TO PARIS TO WIN ESPIRITO SANTO TROPHY, A FOUR-DAY EVENT WHICH BEGAN TODAY(THURSDAY).

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    TWENTY-FIVE NATIONS HAVE SENT THEIR BEST WOMEN AMATEUR GOLFERS TO PARIS TO WIN ESPIRITO SANTO TROPHY, A FOUR-DAY EVENT WHICH BEGAN TODAY(THURSDAY). THE CONTEST CONSISTS OF 72 HOLES STROKE PLAY OVER 4 DAYS; IN EACH ROUND THE TOTAL OF THE TWO LOWEST SCORES BY THE THREE PLAYERS IN EACH TEAM COUNTS FOR THE CHAMPIONSHIP. FRANCE LED AFTER THE FIRST ROUND WITH A SCORE OF 147, CLOSELY FOLLOWED BY ENGLAND AND THE UNITED STATES WITH 148.

    IN GOOD WEATHER, COMPETITORS SET OFF AT ABOUT AN HOUR INTERVAL TO ENSURE THAT WEATHER FLUCTUATIONS AFFECTED ALL TEAMS ALIKE. THE COURSE WAS GENERALLY REGARDED AS IN FIRST CLASS CONDITION, AND FORECASTS OF SCORES IN THE 60S HAVE BEEN CONFIDENTLY FORECAST. BUT TODAY'S FIRST ROUND ONLY SAW THREE 73S - BY JACKSON (BRITAIN), LACOSTE (FRANCE) AND WHITE (UNITED STATES).

    AMONG THE GUESTS AT THE MEETING WERE THE DUKE OF WINDSOR; ALSO THERE WAS GENERAL LEMNITZER. THEY WATCHED COMPETITORS FROM SPAIN, THE UNITED STATES, CANADA, JAPAN, HOLLAND, ITALY, BRITAIN, MEXICO BELGIUM AS WELL AS THE HOST COUNTRY, FRANCE.

    OFFICIALS REGARD THE MEETING AS AN IDEAL OPPORTUNITY TO GATHER AND DECIDE ON VARIOUS PROBLEMS WHICH HAVE ARISEN IN WOMEN'S GOLD. THE ULTIMATE RESULT OF THE TOURNAMENT IS FELT TO BE SECONDARY TO THIS CHANCE FOR THE BETTER THE FUTURE OF WOMEN'S GOLF THROUGHOUT THE WORLD.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA14MT8HNA2SJZPT2GFTR8WIEOA
    Media URN:
    VLVA14MT8HNA2SJZPT2GFTR8WIEOA
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/10/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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