Who's who: Betty Jameson

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Who's who: Betty Jameson

  • Name:

    Elizabeth May "Betty" Jameson
  • Country:

    USA
  • Lived:

    [1919-2009]. Born on May 9, 1919 in Norman, Oklahoma. Died on Feb 7, 2009 in Boynton Beach, Florida (aged 89).
  • Original/Home Club:

  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer; one of 13 founders of the LPGA (1950).
  • Turned Pro:

    1945

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (3): US Women's Open (1947); Western Open (1942, 1954). US Women's Amateur champion (1939, '40). Inducted in the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1951 (via the LPGA Hall of Fame).

Did you know?

Former LPGA Tour player and one of 13 women who founded the LPGA in 1950.

Top tournaments won by Betty Jameson

1958
America
290
$1,520
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Jameson, Betty

Venue

Score

290

Prize money

$1,520

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Homestead Four-Ball. Winning team : Betty Jameson & Mary Lena Faulk. Second-placed team : Ruth Jessen & Wiffi Smith.

1955
America
218
$900
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Jameson, Betty

Venue

Score

218

Prize money

$900

Title sponsor

x

Played as the White Mountain Open. Second-placed Fay Crocker finished 4 shots behind Jameson.

1955
America
280
$725 each
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Jameson, Betty

Venue

Score

280

Prize money

$725 each

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Virginia Hot Springs Four-Ball. Winning Team : Betty Jameson & Mary Lena Faulk. Second-placed team : Beverly Hanson & Mickey Wright finished 3 shots back.

1955
America
210
$1,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Jameson, Betty

Venue

Score

210

Prize money

$1,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Babe Zaharias Open. Second-placed Patty Berg finished 8 shots behind Jameson.

1955
America
220
$900
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Jameson, Betty

Venue

Score

220

Prize money

$900

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Richmond Open. Mary Lena Faulk finished in second place behind Jameson.

1955
America
285
$1,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Jameson, Betty

Venue

Score

285

Prize money

$1,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Sarasota Open. Louise Suggs finished 2 shots behind Jameson.

1954
Majors
Glen Flora CC
6 & 5
$1,375
x

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Jameson, Betty

Venue

Glen Flora CC

Score

6 & 5

Prize money

$1,375

Title sponsor

x

The Women's Western Open (25th). Jameson (USA) beat Louise Suggs (USA) 6 and 5 in the final. [Glen Flora CC, Waukegan, IL].

1953
America
222
$875
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Jameson, Betty

Venue

Score

222

Prize money

$875

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Serbin Miami Beach Open. Jameson won after a playoff against Betsy Rawls and Babe Zaharias.

1952
America
Tam O'Shanter CC
303 (-1)
$5,000
George S. May

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Jameson, Betty

Venue

Tam O'Shanter CC

Score

303 (-1)

Prize money

$5,000

Title sponsor

George S. May

Played as the World Championship of Women's Golf. Second-placed Patty Berg (USA) finished 1 shot behind Jameson (USA). [Tam O'Shanter CC, Niles, nr Chicago, IL. Now the municipal Tam O'Shanter Golf Course].

1947
Majors
Starmount Forest
295 (-9)
$1,200
WPGA

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Jameson, Betty

Venue

Starmount Forest

Score

295 (-9)

Prize money

$1,200

Title sponsor

WPGA

The US Women's Open (2nd) (June 26-29; first time on a stroke-play basis). Second-placed Sally Sessions (USA, amateur) and Polly Riley (USA, amateur) finished 6 shots behind Jameson (USA). [Starmount Forest CC, Greensboro, NC].

1942
Majors
Elmhurst CC
9 & 7
amateur
x

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Jameson, Betty

Venue

Elmhurst CC

Score

9 & 7

Prize money

amateur

Title sponsor

x

The Women's Western Open (13th). Jameson (USA, amateur) beat Phyllis Otto (USA) 9 and 7 in the 36-hole final. [Elmhurst CC, Addison, nr Chicago, IL - now Oak Meadows GC].

Category

Amateur

Winner (holder)

Jameson, Betty

Score

6 & 5

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

USGA

The US Women's Amateur Championship (44th). Defending champion Jameson (USA) beat Jane Cochran (USA) 6 and 5 in the final. [Pebble Beach Golf Links, Monterey Peninsula, CA].

Category

Amateur

Winner (holder)

Jameson, Betty

Score

3 & 2

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

USGA

The US Women's Amateur Championship (43rd). Jameson (USA) beat Dorothy Kirby (USA) 3 and 2 in the final. [Wee Burn CC, Darien, Conn.].

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