The Pilot: In Golf and Life, Peggy Kirk Bell’s Timing Was Impeccable

the-pilotThis article originally appeared in The Pilot on November 24, 2016.

By Laura Douglass, The Pilot

Bing Crosby serenaded her in the Pine Needles bar. Perry Como played her course. Jimmy Carter stayed at the lodge during the National Governors’ Convention. Rudy Vallee was a guest and she played with Jackie Gleason, Michael Jordan, and Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor.

Peggy Kirk Bell, the grande dame of women’s professional golf who led two of Moore County’s signature golf properties for years and was an inspirational figure to thousands, died Wednesday night. She was 95.

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