Dear Friends of GCWGA,
We typically use this forum to share good news and happy achievements, but felt it was appropriate tonight to share sad news about a long time and respected member of the Cincinnati Women's golf community.
We mourn the sudden loss of a true Cincinnati Golfing Legend, Diane Calkins. Diane was a stalwart of Cincinnati golf for over 40 years. Playing for decades in the Women's Met Championship, a Met finalist, a Senior Met champion, plus numerous other local titles, she was a fixture at local golf tournaments. Her love and passion for the game of golf was strong. Diane was always working on her swing and tinkering with equipment. She had a vast knowledge of golf and could talk 'shop' with anyone. Diane was tireless in her pursuit of improving her game each year.
Diane's sense of humor and story telling will be greatly missed at the 19th hole. Always quick with a funny story as she recalled a particular shot during the round, Diane kept us smiling and laughing at many tournaments and during rain delays. Her spirit for life and unique personality will be missed by all.
Diane was a retired Norwood school teacher and an extremely accomplished organist. She played for many churches and weddings during her life in Cincinnati and shared her love of music with others in our city.
Diane had a fatal ATV accident on her property Thursday night.
She is survived by her husband David. Our thoughts and prayers are with him.
Below is a photo of Diane playing at the Met.
Channel 12 has a story on Diane on the evening news