She had no idea what it meant, of course, but the little girl with the booming voice had a knack for memorizing, and would land key roles on stage, like the Gingerbread Man, because she was the only one who could remember all the lines. You created me Black and beautiful, and with your blessing as my guide, every night I pray, and every day I praise your name. Ken Stackhouse first came up with the idea of writing an affirmation for 3-year-old Mariah to memorize as a way to build confidence and strength. The first affirmation actually included a section on tennis, her mother, Sharon, noted. I am the best in the world at tennis and I get better every time I think about it.
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Women's Amateur Championship, thus becoming the first African-American woman to play in a national championship conducted by the United States Golf Association. Because she was African-American, Gregory was denied entry into the player's banquet at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda at the conclusion of the U. Women's Amateur in In , at age 76 and competing against a field of 50 women, she won the gold medal in the U. National Senior Olympics , beating her competitors by 44 strokes. In all, during her career, Gregory won nearly tournaments.
As America has seen opportunities grow for all her citizens over the past century, golf as well has its own milestones in becoming a game for everyone. Ann Gregory took an interesting road to golf. She was born in Aberdeen, Mississippi in , but was orphaned just 4 years later after her parents died in a car crash. Gregory grew up in the house of her parents' wealthy former employers, working as a maid as she aged, before leaving the South with her husband at age 26 to the industrial city of Gary, Indiana. Before she left, her now former employer Mrs.
Following 18 challenging holes of stroke play, it became the determining factor as to the fate of Thomas and which women would compete in the championship flight. Handicaps of the golfers lined-up match-play on the rest of the field. Being a strong player, Thomas is a 1-handicap golfer. She went on to compete in the second flight and out-placed her first two opponents.