LEWISTON, NEW YORK | It was a quiet week at Niagara Falls Country Club for the seventh Women’s Porter Cup.
In fact, were it not for a few sparse signs around the golf course and the police officers working as crossing guards, you wouldn’t have known a golf tournament was anywhere nearby.
On the 18th green on Friday afternoon, Jackie Rogowicz won the 2019 installment of the women’s amateur tournament in front of a gallery of no more than 50 people. And many of those were other competitors who had ventured out to watch a playoff between Rogowicz and Australian Isabelle Taylor. Afterward, Rogowicz was doused in water by her Penn State teammates who also had competed. But as she was tapping in her par putt for the biggest tournament victory of her life, a group of male Niagara Falls Country Club members stood on the tee of the par-3 18th hole tee waiting to finish their round of golf – fidgeting, marching, hands on hips, appearing almost disgusted that the women weren’t done yet.
These women deserve better.
Unlike the men’s Po...
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