Who's who: Susie Berning

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Who's who: Susie Berning

  • Name:

    Susie Berning (née Maxwell)
  • Country:

    USA
  • Born:

    July 22, 1941 in Pasadena, California.
  • Original/Home Club:

  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer and teaching professional.
  • Turned Pro:

    1964

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (3): US Women's Open (1968, '72, '73). World Golf Hall of Fame (inducted in 2021).

Did you know?

From 1964 until 1968, Susie Maxwell played on the LPGA Tour under her maiden name. After marrying in 1968, she competed as Susie Maxwell Berning. During a highly successful twelve years on the Tour, she landed four major championship titles and recorded seven other LPGA Tour wins. Retiring from competitive touring golf in 1996, she became a much respected academy teaching professional, based in California and Colorado.

Top tournaments won by Susie Berning

1976
America
Sportsman's GC
215 (-1)
$7,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Berning, Susie

Venue

Sportsman's GC

Score

215 (-1)

Prize money

$7,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Lady Keystone Open (a full LPGA Tour event from this year onward). Second-placed Sandra Haynie (USA) and Pat Bradley (USA) finished 3 shots behind defending champion Berning (USA), who claimed the last of her 11 LPGA Tour victories. [Sportman's GC, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania].

1975
America
Sportsman's GC
142 (-2)
$4,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Berning, Susie

Venue

Sportsman's GC

Score

142 (-2)

Prize money

$4,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the inaugural Lady Keystone Open (an LPGA satellite tour event). Second-placed Clifford Ann Creed (USA), Bonnie Lauer (USA) and Silvia Bertolaccini (Arg) finished 1 shot behind Berning (USA), who birdied the final hole to secure the win. [Sportman's GC, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania].

1973
America
Heritage Village CC
207 (-12)
$4,500
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Berning, Susie

Venue

Heritage Village CC

Score

207 (-12)

Prize money

$4,500

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Heritage Village Open. Second-placed Sandra Haynie (USA) finished 4 shots behind Berning (USA, née Maxwell). [Heritage Village CC, Southbury, Connecticut].

1973
Majors
Rochester CC
290 (+2)
$6,000
USGA

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Berning, Susie

Venue

Rochester CC

Score

290 (+2)

Prize money

$6,000

Title sponsor

USGA

The US Women's Open (28th) (July 19-22). Second-placed Gloria Ehret (USA) and Shelley Hamlin (USA) finished 5 shots behind defending champion Berning (USA, née Maxwell), who recorded the last of her three wins in this event. [CC of Rochester, Rochester, NY].

1972
Majors
299 (+11)
$6,000
USGA

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Berning, Susie

Score

299 (+11)

Prize money

$6,000

Title sponsor

USGA

The US Women's Open (27th) (Jun 29-Jul 2). Second-placed Kathy Ahern (USA), Judy Rankin (USA) and Pam Barnett (USA) finished 1 shot behind Berning (USA, née Maxwell), who recorded the second of her three wins in this event. [East course, Winged Foot GC, Mamaroneck, NY].

1969
America
Pine Ridge, MD
213 (-6)
$3,000
Carling

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Berning, Susie

Venue

Pine Ridge, MD

Score

213 (-6)

Prize money

$3,000

Title sponsor

Carling

Played as the Lady Carling Open. Second-placed Donna Caponi (USA) finished 1 shot behind Berning (USA). [Pine Ridge GC, Baltimore, Maryland].

1969
America
Raymond Memorial
211 (-5)
$4,500
Pabst

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Berning, Susie

Venue

Raymond Memorial

Score

211 (-5)

Prize money

$4,500

Title sponsor

Pabst

Played as the Pabst Ladies Classic. Second-placed Clifford Ann Gordon (USA, née Creed), Shirley Englehorn (USA) and Donna Caponi (USA) finished 1 shot behind Berning (USA). [Raymond Memorial GC, Columbus, Ohio].

1968
Majors
Moselem Springs
289 (+5)
$5,000
USGA

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Berning, Susie

Venue

Moselem Springs

Score

289 (+5)

Prize money

$5,000

Title sponsor

USGA

The US Women's Open (23rd) (July 4-7). Second-placed Mickey Wright (USA) finished 3 shots behind Berning (USA, née Maxwell), who recorded the first of her three wins in this event. [Moselem Springs GC, Fleetwood, PA].

1967
America
224
$1,500
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Berning, Susie

Venue

Score

224

Prize money

$1,500

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Louise Suggs Invitational. Sandra Haynie (USA) finished in second place behind Susie Maxwell (USA, who competed after 1968 as Susie Berning).

1967
America
216
$2,250
Jaycee

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Berning, Susie

Venue

Score

216

Prize money

$2,250

Title sponsor

Jaycee

Played as the Milwaukee Jaycee Open. Judy Kimball (USA), Judy Rankin (USA) and Barbara Romack finished in second place behind Susie Maxwell (USA, who competed after 1968 as Susie Berning).

1965
Majors
Beverly CC
290 (-2)
$1,500
x

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Berning, Susie

Venue

Beverly CC

Score

290 (-2)

Prize money

$1,500

Title sponsor

x

The Women's Western Open (36th). Second-placed Marlene Hagge (USA) finished 3 shots behind Susie Maxwell (USA, who competed as Susie Berning after 1968). [Beverly CC, Chicago, IL].

1965
America
213
$1,275
Civitan

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Berning, Susie

Venue

Score

213

Prize money

$1,275

Title sponsor

Civitan

Played as the Muskogee Civitan Open. Mickey Wright (USA), Kathy Cornelius (USA) and Judy Kimball (USA) finished in second place behind Susie Maxwell (USA, who competed after 1968 as Susie Berning).

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Berning, Susie

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

Title sponsor

LPGA Tr

Susie Maxwell (USA, who competed after 1968 as Susie Berning) won the LPGA Tour 1964 Louise Suggs Rookie of the Year Award as the leading first-season player.

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