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Golf Australia Express : GA Express 234
FEATUREthe I N the moments after her winning putt dropped in the 1988 Nabisco Dinah Shore, Amy Alcott and her caddy, Bill Kurre, ran towards and leapt into the water on the right side of the 18th green to celebrate the victory. Little did Alcott know, she started a tradition for winners of the LPGA’s first major of the year. It took time to take off. The next jumper wasn’t until Alcott, accompanied by the namesake of the course, Dinah Shore, won for the third time in 1991. From 1994 onwards every winner of the event has taken a dip in what is now known as Poppie’s Pond in honour of Terry Wilcox, the long-time tournament director. The pond is now chlorinated, for diver’s safety. Although, not quite a Green Jacket, the winner is wrapped in a plush white bath robe after exiting the pond each year. Here are seven of the best dive moments. LEAPS OF FAITH THE 7 BEST (& WORST) DIVES INTO POPPIE'S POND WORDS BY JIMMY EMANUEL
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