GOLF LEGENDS - WOMEN

DOROTHY CAMPBELL HURD HOWE (Scotland)

Dorothy Campbell Hurd was born on March 24, 1883, Scotland. Dorothy was the first woman to dominate international golf. With her career spanning from 1905 and 1924, she won 10 national championships in America, England, Scotland and Canada. She had a tremendous short game and was known to be deadly with the putting stick. Dorothy also won the 1938 U.S. Women's Senior Championship.

AMATEUR WINS:                                             15


GLENNA COLLET VARE (USA)

Glenna Vare won a record six U.S. Women’s Amateur Championships, two Canadian Women’s Amateurs and a French Women’s Amateur between 1922 and 1938 in an era when there was no Ladies Professional Golf Association Tour. Glenna passed away on February 03, 1983.

AMATEUR WINS:                                             26


BABE DIDRIKSON ZAHARAS (USA)

“Babe” Didrikson Zaharias was born on June 26, 1911, USA. 'Babe' was one of the first women professional golfers of her time, she won thirty one tournaments, including three U.S. Women’s Opens and an amazing ten major championship titles. “Babe” was also an Olympic gold medal winner in track and field and an All-American basketball player in college and a Champion golfer. 'Babe' passed away on September 27, 1956.

PROFESSIONAL MAJORS:                             10

Western Open: 1940, 1944, 1945, 1950

Titleholders Championship: 1947, 1950, 1952

U.S. Women's Open: 1948, 1950, 1954

LPGA TOUR WINS:                                          31


PATTY BERG

Patty Berg was born on February 13, 1918, USA. Patty won 60 professional events and was nick named 'Dynamite'. Patty won the U.S. Women’s Open in 1946, the Western Open seven times and the Title Holders Championship four times. Patty gave as many as 10000 golf exhibitions and clinics world wide. Patty passed away on September 10, 2006.

PROFESSIONAL MAJORS:                             8

Title Holders Championship: 1937, 1938, 1939, 1948, 1953, 1955, 1957

U.S. Women's Open: 1946

LPGA TOUR WINS:                                          51

OTHER WINS:                                                    3


LOUISE SUGGS

Louise Suggs, nick named ' Miss Sluggs' was born September 07,1923, USA. Louise won often on the LPGA Tour, In the 1949 US Women’s Open, she set the 72-hole scoring record of 291 and won by 14 strokes over Zaharias. Louise won an incredible 11 major titles in an amazing career. She past away on September 27, 1956.

PROFESSIONAL MAJORS:                             11

U.S. Women's Open: 1949, 1952

Women's Western Open: 1946, 1947, 1949, 1953

Titleholders Championship: 1946, 1954, 1956, 1959

LPGA Championship: 1957

LPGA WINS:                                                       47

OTHER WINS:                                                    2


BETSY RAWLS (USA)

Betsy Rawls was born on May 04, 1928, USA. Betsy won ten times in 1959, including the LPGA Championship. A memerable win came in the LPGA Championship in 1969 making it her eighth major win. Betsy was known for her total dedication for the sport.

PROFESSIONAL MAJORS:                             8

U.S. Women's Open: 1951, 1953, 1957, 1960

Women's Western Open: 1952, 1959

LPGA Championship: 1959, 1969

LPGA TOUR WINS:                                          47

ADDTIONAL WINS:                                          7


MARLENE BAUER HAGGE (USA)

Marlene Bauer Hagge was born on February 16, 1934, USA. Marlene first gripped a club at age three, and became a teenage sensation with her remarkable performances winning nine amateur titles. Marlene turned professional two weeks before her 16th birthday in 1950. Marlene was the glamour girl of golf in her era and won one major championship along with twenty five LPGA victories.

AMATEUR WINS:                                             9

PROFESSIONAL MAJORS:                             1

LPGA Championship: 1956

LPGA TOUR WINS:                                          25

 

MICKY WRIGHT (USA)

Micky Wright was born on February 14, 1935, USA. Mickey dominated women’s golf for fourteen years and was renowned for a superb golf swing and solid ball striking abillities. Mickey won an amazing total of eighty two tournaments including an outstanding thirteen major championship titles, urgubly the best womens golfer ever.

PROFESSIONAL MAJORS:                             13

LPGA Championship: 1958, 1960, 1961, 1963

U.S. Women's Open: 1958, 1959, 1961, 1964

Titleholders Championship: 1961, 1962

Women's Western Open: 1962, 1963, 1966

LPGA WINS:                                                       69

ADDITIONAL WINS:                                        9


KATHY WHITWORTH (USA)

Kathy Whitworth was born on September 27, 1939, USA. Kathy won an incredible eighty eight times on the LPGA tour, from 1963 to 1973 she was leading money winner eight times. Kathy was known for her relentless staying power and went on to win six major championship titles.

PROFESSIONAL MAJORS:                             6

Titleholders Championship: 1965, 1966

LPGA Championship: 1967, 1971, 1975

Women's Western Open: 1967

LPGA WINS:                                                       82

ADDITIONAL WINS:                                        12

SOLHEIM CUP APPEARANCES:                   2

Captain: 1990, 1992


CAROL MANN (USA)

Carol Mann was born on February 03, 1941, USA. Carol, on and off the golf course is recognized for the work she did in the formation of the “modern” Ladies Professional Golf Association. Carol won two major titles which included the U.S. Women’s Open and a total thirty eight LPGA events.

PROFESSIONAL MAJORS:                             2

Women's Western Open Invitational: 1964

U.S. Women's Open: 1965

LPGA TOUR WINS:                                          36


SANDRA HAYNIE (USA)

Sandra Haynie was born on June 04, 1943, USA. Sandra won thirty eight tournaments and along with four major championship titles on the LPGA Tour. Sandra playing carreer was cut short at the young age of thirty four as she left the players circle side lined due to medical related problems with her left hand.

PROFESSIONAL MAJORS:                             4

LPGA Championship: 1965, 1974

U.S. Women's Open: 1974

du Maurier Classic: 1982

LPGA TOUR WINS:                                          38

ADDITIONAL WINS:                                        3


JUDY RANKIN (USA)

Judy Rankin was born February 18, 1945, USA. Judy was the youngest low amateur at the U.S. Women’s Open at the age of fifteen in 1960. Judy missed out on the claiming any professional major championship titles but went on to win twenty six times on the LPGA tour. She made two appeareances in the Solheim Cup as captian.

PROFESSIONAL MAJORS:                             0

LPGA WINS:                                                       26

ADDITIONAL WINS:                                        4

SOLHEIM CUP APPEARANCES:                   2

Captain: 1996, 1998


JOANNE CARNER (USA)

Joanne Carner was born on April 04, 1949, USA. Joanne was nick named 'The Great Gundy' and later 'Big Momma' dominated women’s amateur golf winning five US Amateur titles. Joanne realizing there was nothing left to accomplish in her long amateur career turned professional and in just twelve seasons won fourty one LPGA events and two US Womens Open Championship titles. She made one appeareance in the Solheim Cup as captian.

PROFESSIONAL MAJORS:                             2

U.S. Women's Open: 1971, 1976

LPGA TOUR WINS:                                          41

ADDITIONAL WINS:                                        13

SOLHEIM CUP APPEARANCES:                   1

Captain: 1990


PAT BRADLEY (USA)

Pat Bradley was born on March 24, 1951, USA. Pat was a woman who used course management, patience and sheer determination to build her illustrious career. Pat won six major championship titles and twenty five LPGA wins.

PROFESSIONAL MAJORS:                             6

du Maurier Classic: 1980, 1985, 1986

U.S. Women's Open: 1981

Kraft Nabisco Championship: 1986

LPGA Championship: 1986

LPGA TOUR WINS:                                          25

ADDITIONAL WINS:                                        5

SOLHEIM CUP APPEARANCES:                   4

Player: 1990, 1992, 1996                                Captain: 2000


SALLY LITTLE (South Africa)

Sally Little was born on October 12, 1951 in Cape Town, South Afica who moved to the United States to unveil her magical golfing talent. Sally’s most dominant years were between 1979 to 1982, when she won twelve of her fifteen career LPGA titles, including her first major at the 1980 LPGA Championship. Sally also won the 1982 Nabisco Dinah Shore, just one year before that event was elevated to major championship status. Sally narrowly missing out in the 1986 U.S. Women's Open losing in a play-off but went on to win her second major Championship title in 1988.

PROFESSIONAL MAJORS:                             2

LPGA Championship 1980

du Maurier Classic 1988

LPGA TOUR WINS:                                          15


AMY ALCOTT (USA)

Amy Alcott was born February 22, 1956, USA. Amy was a dominant player of her era winning an impressive five professional major championship titles and twenty four tournament victories on the LPGA tour.

PROFESSIONAL MAJORS:                             5

Peter Jackson Classic: 1979

U.S. Women's Open: 1980

Kraft Nabisco Championship: 1983, 1988, 1991

LPGA TOUR WINS:                                          24

ADDITIONAL WINS:                                        1


BETSY KING (USA)

Betsy King was born on August 13, 1955, USA. Betsy took more than seven seasons on the LPGA Tour before she breakthrough and won on the LPGA tour. This than led to one of the most phenomenal careers capturing six professional major titles and a total twenty eight LPGA victories, she also represented the USA as a player in five Solheim Cups and captained the team in 2007.

PROFESSIONAL MAJORS:                             6

Nabisco Dinah Shore: 1987, 1990, 1997

U.S. Women's Open: 1989, 1990

LPGA Championship: 1992

LPGA TOUR WINS:                                          28

ADDITIONAL WINS:                                        4

SOLHEIM CUP APPEARANCES:                   5

Player: 1990, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998         Captain:  2007


BETH DANIEL (USA)

Beth Daniel was born on October 14, 1956, USA. Beth became known in 1975 when she won the U.S. Women's Amateur in her first appearance in the event. Beth as a professional went on to win one major championship title and piled up an amazing thirty two LPGA victories. Beth also represented the USA as a player in a stagering eight Solheim Cup appearances between 1990 and 2005.

PROFESSIONAL MAJORS:                             1

LPGA Championship: 1990

LPGA TOUR WINS:                                          32

ADDTIONAL WINS:                                          2

SOLHEIM CUP APPEARANCES:                   8

Player: 1990, 1992, 1994, 1996, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2005


PATTY SHEEHAN (USA)

Patty Sheehan was born on October 27, 1956, USA. Patty lived in Calafornia and lost her house, her trophies and nearly all of her life savings in the San Francisco earthquake in 1989 which devastated her life. Against all odds, Patty bounced back to win five tournaments the very next year. Patty won six major championship titles and totalled up twenty nine LPGA victories in her career. Patty made seven Solheim Cup appearances, twice as captain. She truely is a champion of life.

PROFESSIONAL MAJORS:                             6

LPGA Championship: 1983, 1984, 1993

U.S. Women's Open: 1992, 1994

Nabisco Dinah Shore: 1996

LPGA WINS:                                                       29

ADDITIONAL WINS:                                        5

SOLHEIM CUP APPEARANCES:                   6

Player: 1990, 1992, 1994, 1996, 2002         Captain: 2002, 2003


NANCY LOPEZ (USA)

Nancy Lopez was born on January 06, 1957, USA. Nancy burst onto the professional scene in 1978 by winning a sensational five consecutive tournaments and a total of nine victories that year, including the LPGA Championship title. Nancy followed up this amazing year with another eight more victories in 1979. Nancy went on to win an incredible forty five LPGA tour titles and made two appearances in the Solheim Cup, once as team captain in 2005.

PROFESSIONAL MAJORS:                             3

LPGA Championship: 1978, 1985, 1989

LPGA TOUR WINS:                                          45

INTERNATIONAL WINS:                                4

SOLHEIM CUP APPEARANCES:                   2

Player: 1990                                                       Captain: 2005


JANE GEDDES (USA)

Jane Geddes  was born on February 05, 1960, USA. Jane broke through for the first time with a professional victory when she won the 1986 U.S. Women's Open by defeating Sally Little in an 18 hole playoff and went on to win again the very next week. In 1987 she posted five victories making this her best year on tour. Jane also won once on the Ladies European and Japan LPGA tours making her an international star.

PROFESSIONAL MAJORS:                             2

LPGA Championship: 1987

U.S. Women's Open: 1986

LPGA TOUR WINS:                                          11

LADIES EUROPEAN TOUR WINS:               1

LPGA JAPAN TOUR WINS:                            1

ADDITIONAL WINS:                                        2


JULI INKSTER (USA)

Juli Inkster was born on June 24, 1960, USA. Juli's phanominal career was pronounced by capturing three consecutive U.S. Women’s Amateur titles from 1980 to 1982. Juli went on to capture a staggering seven professional major championship titles and twenty four LPGA victories, also making nine Solheim Cup player appearances.

PROFESSIONAL MAJORS:                             7

Nabisco Dinah Shore: 1984, 1989

du Maurier Classic: 1984

U.S. Women's Open: 1999, 2002

LPGA Championship: 1999, 2000

LPGA TOUR WINS:                                          24

ADDITIONAL WINS:                                        9

SOLHEIM CUP APPEARANCES:                   9

Player: 1992, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011

 

LAURA DAVIES (ENGLAND)

Laura Davies was born on October 05, 1963, England. Laura is truly a global player winning all around the world. In 1988 Laura won twice as a rookie on the LPGA Tour, three times on the Ladies European Tour and once in Japan, becoming the first woman ever to win on all three major tours in the same year. Laura has four major titles to her credit with more than eighty victories world wide. Laura has made a staggering twelve Solheim Cup player appearances to date. It got to be said that Laura is one of golfing all time greats.

PROFESSIONAL MAJORS:                             4

LPGA Championship: 1994, 1996

U.S. Women's Open: 1987

du Maurier Classic: 1996

LPGA TOUR WINS:                                          20

LADIES EUROPEAN TOUR WINS:               45 (1st all-time)

LPGA JAPAN TOUR WINS:                            6

LADIES ASIAN TOUR WINS:                         2

ALPG TOUR WINS:                                          8

ADDITIONAL WINS:                                        7

SOLHEIM CUP APPEARANCES:                   12

Player: 1990, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011


ANNIKA SORENSTAM (SWEDEN)

Annika Sorenstam was born on October 09, 1970, Sweden. Annika is one of golfs greats arguably the best female golfer ever, with eleven LPGA victories in 2002 tied Hall of Fame member Mickey Wright for the LPGA single-season victory record. Annika has won ten major championship titles and an incredible sixty two LPGA wins, fourteen Ladies European tour wins and eight appearances in the Solheim Cup.

PROFESSIONAL MAJORS:                             10

U.S. Women's Open: 1995, 1996, 2006

Nabisco Championship: 2001, 2002, 2005

LPGA Championship: 2003, 2004, 2005

Women's British Open: 2003

LPGA TOUR WINS:                                          62

LADIES EUROPEAN TOUR WINS:               14

INTERNATIONAL WINS:                                 3

SOLHEIM CUP APPEARANCES:                   8

Player: 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2007

Assistant Captain: 2011


KARRIE WEBB (AUSTRALIA)

Karrie Webb was born on December 21, 1974, Australia. Karrie, nick named 'Webby' is a seven time major championship winner with thirty one LPGA victories. Karrie’s outstanding career now spanning three decades has been renowned for her fearless attitude, sheer determination and self confidence. Karrie is still highly ranked and competing on the world stage with many more victories expected to add to her amazing career.

PROFESSIONAL MAJORS:                             7

du Maurier Classic: 1999

Nabisco Championship: 2000, 2006

U.S. Women's Open: 2000, 2001

LPGA Championship: 2001

Women's British Open: 2002

LPGA WINS:                                                       31

ADDITIONAL WINS:                                        13


SI-RI-PAK (SOUTH KOREA)

SI-RI-PAK was born on September 28, 1977, South Korea. SI-RI-PAK won the US Women’s Open and the LPGA Championship in her ‘Rookie Year’ making her along with Juli Inkster one of only two women ever to win two majors in her first season. SI-RI-PAK pioneered the way for South Korean women’s golf by winning five major championship titles and a superb twenty LPGA victories.

PROFESSIONAL MAJORS:                             5

U.S. Women's Open: 1998

LPGA Championship: 1998, 2002, 2006

Women's British Open: 2001

LPGA WINS:                                                       20

ADDITIONAL WINS:                                        8


LORENA OCHOA (MEXICO)

Lorena Ochoa was born on November 15, 1981, Mexico. Lorena was the recipient of the 2003 Nancy Lopez Award, which is presented annually to the world's most outstanding female amateur golfer. In 2004 she won her first two LPGA tour titles and later in her career picked up two major championship titles and a prolific twenty seven LPGA tour victories.

PROFESSIONAL MAJORS:                             2

Kraft Nabisco Championship: 2008

Women's British Open: 2007

LPGA TOUR WINS:                                          27

ADDITIONAL WINS:                                        3