City Council’s Parks and Recreation Committee voted Monday to recommend that the Council rename the Spring River Golf Course to include recognition of acclaimed golfer Nancy Lopez.
Raised in Roswell, Lopez learned how to golf from her father, Domingo “Sunday” Lopez, at the course. At age 12, Nancy won the New Mexico Women’s Amateur title, and continued to amass numerous awards and accomplishments, despite racial and gender barriers. In 1987, the Ladies Professional Golf Association inducted Lopez into its Hall of Fame.
Before the committee’s vote, the Parks and Recreation Commission voted to recommend a name change after taking comments from the public.
Members of the community, many in support of the Lopez family and the name change, crowded a meeting room in the Parks and Recreation Office. The commission also Login to read more