Brigitte Dunne Captures the 2016 Joanne Winter Arizona Silver Belle Championship in Sudden Death Playoff
The final round of the 46th Joanne Winter Arizona Silver Belle came down to the wire with Brigitte Dunne, 19, of Camarillo Calif., and Haley Moore, 18, of Escondido, Calif. finishing with an exciting sudden death playoff.
2017 Joanne Winter Arizona Silver Belle Championship December 28-30 — Talking Stick Piipaash Course
Talking Stick Golf Club – Piipaash Course (formerly South Course) with its tree-lined fairways and raised greens defended at the sides offers a more straightforward style of play. Several lakes come into play on the final three holes. Be wary of the par-4 18th hole, aptly named “Judgment.” Finish Strong!
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The Silver Belle Championship Story
In 1971, LPGA Professional Joanne Winter had a dream. She noticed that there were very few golf tournaments for girls and wanted to start one in Arizona. She wanted players to have the chance to experience the fun and excitement of tournament golf.
Encouraging competition in golf for young women amateurs was the goal of Joanne Winter. In her own words, “Thanks to all the young women who ever played in the Silver Belle. You made this experience a labor of love for me.” Many of these young ladies have gone on to play for the LPGA and now "The Legends" tour.