Who's who: Wiffi Smith

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Who's who: Wiffi Smith

  • Name:

    Margaret "Wiffi" Smith
  • Country:

    USA
  • Born:

    Sept 28, 1936 in Redlands, San Bernardino County, California.
  • Original/Home Club:

  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    1957

Roll of Honour

Curtis Cup player (1956). British Ladies Amateur champion (1956); French Women's Amateur champion (1956). Total professional LPGA Tour wins (8).

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In a relatively compact career, "Wiffi" Smith was a formidable amateur player in the first half of the 1950s, and then an equally successful LPGA Tour professional in the late-1950s. Her eight LPGA Tour wins came in the space of just four years (1957-60).

Top tournaments won by Wiffi Smith

1960
America
286
$1,247
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Smith, Wiffi

Venue

Score

286

Prize money

$1,247

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Waterloo Women's Open. Kathy Whitworth finished in second place behind Smith.

1960
America
212
$997
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Smith, Wiffi

Venue

Score

212

Prize money

$997

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Betsy Rawls Peach Blossom Open. Beverly Hanson finished in second place behind Smith.

1960
America
298
$1,330
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Smith, Wiffi

Venue

Score

298

Prize money

$1,330

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Royal Crown Open. Louise Suggs and Fay Crocker finished in second place behind Smith.

1959
America
211
$997
Betsy Rawls

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Smith, Wiffi

Venue

Score

211

Prize money

$997

Title sponsor

Betsy Rawls

Played as the Betsy Rawls Open. Betsy Rawls finished in second place behind Smith.

1959
America
220
$697
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Smith, Wiffi

Venue

Score

220

Prize money

$697

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Havana Open. Betsy Rawls finished in second place behind Smith.

1958
America
216
$831
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Smith, Wiffi

Venue

Score

216

Prize money

$831

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Peach Blossom Open. Beverly Hanson finished in second place behind Smith.

1957
America
Glen Lakes CC
285 (+1)
$1,316
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Smith, Wiffi

Venue

Glen Lakes CC

Score

285 (+1)

Prize money

$1,316

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Dallas Open. Second-placed and defending champion Patty Berg (USA) finished 3 shots behind 20-year-old Smith (USA), who claimed her first LPGA Tour win. [Glen Lakes CC, Dallas, TX; club/course no longer exists].

1957
America
221
$831
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Smith, Wiffi

Venue

Score

221

Prize money

$831

Title sponsor

x

Played as the United Voluntary Services Open. Fay Crocker finished in second place behind Smith.

Category

Amateur

Winner (holder)

Smith, Wiffi

Score

8 & 7

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

LGU

The Ladies' British Open Amateur Championship (53rd). Margaret "Wiffi" Smith (USA) beat Mary Patton Janssen (USA) 8 and 7 in the final. [Sunningdale GC, Sunningdale, Berks].

1954
Amateur
Gulph Mills GC
5 & 3
amateur
USGA

Category

Amateur

Winner (holder)

Smith, Wiffi

Venue

Gulph Mills GC

Score

5 & 3

Prize money

amateur

Title sponsor

USGA

Played as the U.S. Girls' Junior Championship. Margaret "Wiffi" Smith (USA) beat Sue Driscoll (USA) 5 and 3 in the final. [Gulph Mills GC, Bridgeport, nr Philadelphia, Pennsylvania].

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