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PGA of America empowers woman in Calif.

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Sue Fiscoe chased her dream on the women's mini-tours and banged against the brick wall of LPGA qualifying school. When her passion for golf refused to subside, she believed she still could make a contribution to the game. "I always joke that God gave me more talent to teach than to play," she said. "I did my share of playing when I was younger."

She didn't leave her mark with her clubs, but Fiscoe made history Monday night, when she was sworn in as the first female section president in the 90-year history of the PGA of America.

Fiscoe, 55, became the Northern California PGA section president at its annual meeting in Pebble Beach. A native of Syracuse, N.Y., she owns FM (Fiscoe Management) Golf, which operates Dryden Park, Creekside Golf Course and a nine-hole municipal club that serves as a First Tee facility in Modesto, Calif. She's director of golf for each club.

"To be the section president and to the first woman is beyond belief. It's the defining moment of my career."

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