The Grupo Mayan golf pros tell us that more women than ever before are enjoying the game of golf. Many of the hundreds of golfers who come to our luxurious resorts every year are female. Golf is a fantastic sport for women offering both physical and mental exercise. Golf is about strategy, a trait at which women far excel over men!
One of the women who blazed the trail for female golfers is Nancy Lopez. According to the Grupo Mayan pros, Nancy Lopez fell in love with golf at the young age of eight when her father introduced her to the sport. By the age of twelve she was New Mexicoís womenís champion. In 1972 and 1974 she was the United Sates Junior Girls Amateur. Another of her major amateur achievements was tying for second in the 1975 United States Womenís Open. All of this occurred before Nancy Lopez turned eighteen!
After gaining fame as an amateur, say the Grupo Mayan pros, Nancy Lopez went on to play for Tulsa University. In 1977, after two years of college play, Nancy turned pro. She finished second in that year Womenís Open, this time as a professional.
Her first year as a professional golfer was amazing and brought women golfersí national attention. She was named Rookie of the Year, according to the Grupo Mayan pros, because her first year was so successful. In 1978, Nancy Lopez won nine tournaments; seven of these wins were consecutive. As an added bonus she was featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated, a major honor for any sportswoman or sportsman.
The very next year Nancy Lopez won nine tournaments. She proved her first year as a professional was not a fluke. During the early 1980ís, say the Grupo Mayan pros, Nancy won many tournament titles, continuing to play, although shortening her season, when pregnant. Throughout the 1980ís Nancy Lopez was the most influential female golfer. She continued to win many tournaments each year. In 1988 she won Player of the Year.
Nancy Lopez, the Grupo Mayan pros tell us, is one of womenís golf greatest players. She dominated the golf scene during the 1980ís but unfortunately never conquered her biggest obstacle, the United States Womenís Open. Nancy Lopez placed second in this tournament several times but was never able to secure the number one spot.
Today Nancy Lopez enjoys being with her family and running a successful business. She is the owner of a company that makes excellent golf clubs and golf accessories. Believing in her product, Nancy Lopez is an important part of the design process. The Grupo Mayan pros highly recommend the Nancy Lopez line of golf clubs and golf accessories.
If reading about Nancy Lopez has made you yearn for some time on the links we hope you will book your next Grupo Mayan golfing holiday. Our resorts offer excellent golf courses, lavish accommodations, and excellent amenities. Your whole family will enjoy everything we have to offer, even the delicious food prepared by our award winning chefs. See you soon!