Name:Susie Berning (née Maxwell)
Born:July 22, 1941 in Pasadena, California.
Occupation:Professional golfer and teaching professional.
MAJORS (3): US Women's Open (1968, '72, '73). World Golf Hall of Fame (inducted in 2021).
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.
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].
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].
Played as the Heritage Village Open. Second-placed Sandra Haynie (USA) finished 4 shots behind Berning (USA, née Maxwell). [Heritage Village CC, Southbury, Connecticut].
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].
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].
Played as the Lady Carling Open. Second-placed Donna Caponi (USA) finished 1 shot behind Berning (USA). [Pine Ridge GC, Baltimore, Maryland].
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].
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].
Played as the Louise Suggs Invitational. Sandra Haynie (USA) finished in second place behind Susie Maxwell (USA, who competed after 1968 as Susie Berning).
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).
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].
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).
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.
US Women's PGA Championship: located just outside Philadelphia, the famed Donald Ross layout of Aronimink Golf Club hosts the third women’s major championship of 2020 (Oct 8-11).
Scottish Open: first played in 1972, this year’s championship is again played on the Tom Doak-designed Renaissance Club course, which sits alongside mighty Muirfield in East Lothian (Oct 1-4).
Jim Furyk: in winning the Pure Insurance Championship at Pebble Beach Golf Links, “The Grinder” joined Arnold Palmer and Bruce Fleisher as the only players to win their first two starts on the PGA Tour Champions.
Georgia Hall: recorded her first win in an LPGA Tour event on American soil at this year’s Portland Classic, played at Columbia Edgewater Country Club … on the edge of the Columbia River.
Traigh Golf Course (pronounced "try", and meaning "beach" in Gaelic): You'll find this nine-hole seaside gem on the scenic coast road (as opposed to the more inland and quicker A830) between Arisaig and Morar. Although not on the well-beaten path of Scotland's "trophy" courses, if you are passing through this area, it's a must play.
Cullen Links Golf Club: "immensely scenic", "quirky as golf can get", "short!", "hugely enjoyable" ... Cullen Links attracts as wide a variety of comments as it lays down golfing challenges. Shoehorned into this 4,600 yard treasure trove are ten par-3s, seven par-4s and a good-length par-5. Here you'll find all the seaside scenery a golfer could ask for, and a lot more besides. Read More...
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