What Major tournament on the LPGA tour is famously linked with entertainer Dinah Shore?

Category: Women’s Golf
womens golf dinah shore tournament


The tournament dates back to 1972 and has had sponsors Colgate (10 years) and Nabisco (23 years) during its history.


Unofficially known as the ‘Dinah Shore’, the ANA Inspiration is one of the LPGAs five Majors.

More interesting reading and links of interest

  • Dinah Shore didn’t take up golf until the age of 52 but quickly became hooked. Her contribution to women’s golf was so significant she was posthumously made an honorary member of the World Golf Hall of Fame.
  • In its first year the Colgate-Dinah Shore Winner’s Circle was the richest event in women’s golf.
  • Regardless of prize money, up to and including 1982 it was not considered a Major. In 1983.
  • The tournament has been played at the same course every year since inception – the Mission Hills Country Club in California.
  • Three of the last four tournaments and four of the last seven have been won in a play off suggesting a high quality competition!
  • Read Dinah Shore’s Hall of Fame entry
  • The ANA Inspiration page on the LPGA website provides more information, photos, and videos.