other lesbian legends in the sport include patty sheehan, sandra haynie and jane geddes. Many of these individuals are in the world golf hall of fame and the lpga hall of fame, and have received other prominent honours. Back then, the lpga had a habit of protecting the brand because of the ever-present stigma of lesbians on our tour, says jones, who won 13 times in 23 years. the lpgas first priority was to its entire membership and sponsors. Jones, 59, came out in 2004, after olivia, a travel agency that catered to lesbians, offered her an endorsement deal. The lpga wont admit it but the lesbian bars and clubs in palm springs tell the real story. Veronica lee found that the thousands of women who turn up for the dinah shore classic arent all there. It is fairly common knowledge around here that she is a lesbian. As a matter of fact, karrie webb has been here with her, and i have been told. im a member of the lpga (not lesbian, if you must know), and i have never seen any statistics. There certainly are lesbians, but then there are lesbian teachers, doctors, lawyers, salespeople. I know a lot of the girls who are married or who are single and flirt with the boys. The lpga set some strict dress code rules last year, as an email was sent out by lpga player president vicki goetze-ackerman with some harsh words to detail the new regulations that, if broken, would cost players 1,000 for each violation. Since its beginnings, the lpga tour has now grown extensively with as many as 530 lpga tour members and 220 active competitors. Currently, the association also boasts of 125 international members who represent as many as 32 countries. And among the lpga members, there are a number of women who are known to be just as skilled as they are hot. Im a little late to the game on the news of lpga tour player jackie gallagher-smith seducing her former caddie, but i figure its time i show up to the party (fashionably late and to make an entrance, of course) to sound off on this scandal. To be honest, im not sure what i really think of this story. So, for those of you not in the know, heres the four sentence overview.