Last NameSportCountryYear Inducted

Sport: Golf
Inducted: 2000
Country: United States
Born: February 22, 1956 in Kansas City, Missouri

Nineteen-year-old Amy Alcott was named the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Rookie of the Year in 1975. Twenty-four years and 34 professional victories later, she was elected to the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1999.

Alcott’s career highlights include 29 LPGA Tour wins and five major titles—the 1979 Peter Jackson Classic, the 1980 U.S. Women’s Open, and the Nabisco Dinah Shore in 1983, 1988, and 1991.

In 1983, her winnings made Alcott the LPGA’s sixth millionaire. She became the third LPGA player to top $2 million in career earnings in 1988 and crossed the $3 million mark in 1994. At the time of her
IJSHOF election, Alcott’s $3.4 million in career earnings ranked
fourteenth all-time on the Ladies Tour.

Only the seventeenth woman to be inducted into the World LPGA Hall of Fame, Alcott has received most of professional golf’s awards
and honors. Among them, in 1980 she was Golf Magazine’s Player of the Year and recipient of the Vare Trophy for best Tour scoring average. In 1985, she was recipient of the Mickey Wright Award and LPGA Founders Cup Award. The California Golf Writers Association named her Female Golfer of the Year in 1987.

Alcott’s short amateur career was highlighted by her victory in the United States Golf Association Juniors championship in 1973.

She has authored the book A Woman’s Guide to Golf and is featured in the instruction video Winning at Golf with Amy Alcott.


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