Who's who in golf - Amy Alcott


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Name: - Amy Alcott
Country: - USA
Born : - February 22, 1956 in Kansas City in the state of Missouri.
Original Home/Club: - Kansas City, Mo.
Occupation: - Professional golfer, course designer.
Turned Pro: - 1975 (age 18)

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (5): Peter Jackson Classic (1979, became the du Maurier Classic); US Women's Open (1980); Nabisco Dinah Shore (1983, '88, '91; became the ANA Inspiration). Total professional wins (33), of which LPGA Tour (29). US LPGA Rookie of the Year (1975). World Golf Hall of Fame (inducted in 1999).


Golf course design

Alcott has co-designed a number of courses including (but not limited to): Indian Canyons, Palm Springs (with Casey O'Callaghan) and Bricklanding GC, North Carolina (with Dan Maples).


Did you know?

After a successful amateur career, Alcott turned professional in 1975. Her first LPGA Tour win came in just her third start as a professional, which led to her winning the 1975 LPGA Rookie of the Year award. During the ensuing years, Alcott amassed 29 LPGA Tour wins, including five major championships. Her tally of majors included three wins in the Nabisco Dinah Shore (1983, 1988 and 1991). In 1988, she started the tournament's tradition of the winner making a celebratory leap into a greenside lake. After retiring from competitive tour golf, Alcott became involved in course design, and is a member of the team designing the 2016 Olympic course in Rio de Janeiro.


Top tournaments won by Amy Alcott

1991Wmn MajorsANA InspirationMission Hills CC273 (-15)$90,000
Played as the Nabisco Dinah Shore (20th) (March 28-31). Dottie Mochrie (USA, née Pepper) finished 8 shots behind Alcott (USA), who recorded the last of her three wins in this event, last of five major championship titles, and last of 29 LPGA Tour wins. [Dinah Shore Tournament course, Mission Hills CC, Rancho Mirage, CA].
1989Wmn AmericaBoston Five ClassicFerncroft CC272 (-16)$52,500
Played as the Boston Five Classic. Second-placed Cathy Marino (USA) finished 3 shots behind Alcott (USA). [Ferncroft CC, Middleton, nr Boston, MA].
1988Wmn MajorsANA InspirationMission Hills CC274 (-14)$80,000
Played as the Nabisco Dinah Shore (17th) (Mar 31-Apr 3). Second-placed Colleen Walker (USA) finished 2 shots behind Alcott (USA). [Dinah Shore Tournament course, Mission Hills CC, Rancho Mirage, CA].
1986Wmn AmericaColumbia Savings ClassicLone Tree GC283 (-5)$45,000
Played as the LPGA National Pro-Am. Second-placed Christa "Chris" Johnson (USA) and defending champion Pat Bradley (USA) finished 1 shot behind Alcott (USA). [Lone Tree GC and Glenmoor GC, nr Denver, Colorado].
1986Wmn AmericaHall of Fame Ch'shipSweetwater CC284 (-4)$45,000
Played as the Mazda Hall of Fame Championship. Alcott (USA) beat Lauren Howe (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [Sweetwater CC, Sugar Land, nr Houston, Texas].
1986Wmn AmericaMazda ChampionsTryall Club193 (-20)$250,000
Played as the Mazda Champions (Dec 18-21; unofficial 54-hole better-ball team event; teams comprised an LPGA Tr and Snr PGA Tr player). Winning team of Amy Alcott (USA) & Bob Charles (NZ) beat Ayako Akamoto (Jpn) & Jim Ferree (USA) and Jan Stephenson (Aus) & Billy Casper (USA) with a 10-foot birdie putt at the first playoff hole. [Tryall Club, Montego Bay, Jamaica].
1985Wmn AmericaCPC InternationalMoss Creek Plantn284 (-4)$30,000
Played as the Moss Creek Women's Invitational. Second-placed Kathy Postlewait (USA), Judy Inkster (USA), Nancy Lopez (USA) and Patty Sheehan (USA) finished 4 shots behind Alcott (USA). [Moss Creek Plantation, Hilton Head Island, SC; now called Moss Creek GC].
1985Wmn AmericaSamsung World Ch'shipPineIsle Resort274 (-14)$65,000
Played as the Nestle World Championship of Women's Golf. Alcott (USA) beat Patty Sheehan (USA) with a birdie at the second playoff hole. [PineIsle Resort, Lake Lanier, Georgia; now called Legacy Course on Lake Lanier].
1985Wmn AmericaWelch's ChampionshipRandolph GC279 (-9)$26,250
Played as the Circle K Tucson Open. Second-placed Betsy King (USA) finished 1 shot behind Alcott (USA). [Randolph GC, Tucson, AZ; formerly called North course, Randolph Park].
1984Wmn AmericaCrestar Classic (LPGA)Sleepy Hole, VA210 (-6)$26,250
Played as the United Virginia Bank Golf Classic. Second-placed Cathy Marino (USA) finished 2 shots behind Alcott (USA). [Sleepy Hole GC, Suffolk, Virginia].
1984Wmn AmericaLady Keystone OpenHershey CC208 (-8)$30,000
Played as the Lady Keystone Open. Second-placed Martha Nause (USA) and Juli Inkster (USA) finished 1 shot behind Alcott. [West course, Hershey CC, Hershey, PA].
1984Wmn AmericaPortland ClassicRiverside G&CC212 (-4)$22,500
Played as the Portland PING Championship. Second-placed Kathy Baker (USA) finished 1 shot behind Alcott (USA). [Riverside G&CC, Portland, Oregon].
1984Wmn AmericaSan Jose ClassicAlmaden G&CC211 (-8)$26,250
Played as the San Jose Classic. Second-placed Pat Meyers (USA), Kathy Whitworth (USA), Beverly Klass (USA) and Betsy King (USA) finished 2 shots behind Alcott (USA). [Almaden G&CC, San Jose, California].
1983Wmn MajorsANA InspirationMission Hills CC282 (-6)$55,000
Played as the Nabisco Dinah Shore (12th) (Mar 31-Apr 3; first year designated a major championship). Second-placed Beth Daniel (USA) and Kathy Whitworth (USA) finished 2 shots behind Alcott (USA). [Dinah Shore Tournament course, Mission Hills CC, Rancho Mirage, CA].
1982Wmn AmericaWomen's Kemper OpenRoyal Kaanapali286 (-6)$26,250
Played as the Women's Kemper Open. JoAnne Carner (USA) finished 1 shot behind Alcott (USA). [North course, Royal Kaanapali, Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii; now called the Royal Kaanapali course].
1981Wmn AmericaLady MichelobBrookfield CC, GA209 (-7)$18,750
Played as the Lady Michelob. Second-placed Sally Little (RSA) finished 1 shot behind Alcott (USA). [Brookfield CC, Roswell, Georgia; at the time Brookfield West G&CC].
1981Wmn AmericaSarasota ClassicBent Tree CC, FL276 (-12)$22,500
Played as the Bent Tree Ladies Classic. Second-placed and defending champion JoAnne Carner (USA) finished 1 shot behind Alcott (USA). [Bent Tree CC, nr Sarasota, Florida].
1980Wmn AmericaAmerican Defender ClassicNorth Ridge CC206 (-10)$15,000
Played as the American Defender/WRAL Golf Classic. Second-placed Donna Caponi (USA) finished 4 shots behind defending champion Alcott (USA). [North Ridge CC, Raleigh, North Carolina].
1980Wmn AmericaInamori ClassicAlmaden G&CC280 (-12)$22,500
Played as the inaugural Inamori Golf Classic. Second-placed Patty Hayes (USA) and Beth Daniel (USA) finished 4 shots behind Alcott (USA). [Almaden G&CC, San Jose, CA].
1980Wmn AwardsLow Stroke Ave - LPGA71.51n/a
Alcott (USA) won the Vare Trophy, recording the season's lowest scoring average on the LPGA Tour.
1980Wmn AmericaMayflower ClassicHarbour Trees275 (-13)$22,500
Played as the Mayflower Classic. Second-placed JoAnne Carner (USA) and Sally Little (RSA) finished 3 shots behind Alcott (USA). [Harbour Trees GC, Noblesville, Indiana].
1980Wmn AsiaNichirei Ladies Cup224
Played as the Pioneer Cup (individual low score prize within the US-Japan team match). Alcott (USA) beat Sally Little (RSA) in a playoff for the low score prize.
1980Wmn MajorsUS Women's OpenRichland CC280 (-4)$20,000
The US Women's Open (35th) (July 10-13). Second-placed Hollis Stacy (USA) finished 9 shots behind Alcott (USA), who recorded her second major championship title. [Richland CC, Nashville, Tenn.].
1979Wmn MajorsCanadian Women's OpenRichelieu Valley285 (-7)$22,500
Played as the Peter Jackson Classic (7th) (first year designated a major championship). Second-placed Nancy Lopez (USA) finished 3 shots behind Alcott (USA). [Vallée du Richelieu GC, Sainte-Julie, nr Montreal, Québec].
1979Wmn AmericaCrestar Classic (LPGA)Elizabeth Manor286$15,000
Played as the inaugural United Virginia Bank Golf Classic. Second-placed Susie McAllister (USA) finished 1 shot behind Alcott (USA). [Elizabeth Manor G&CC, Portsmouth, Virginia].
1979Wmn AmericaElizabeth Arden ClassicTurnberry Isle285 (-3)$15,000
Played as the inaugural Elizabeth Arden Classic. Alcott (USA) beat Sandra Post (Can) with a 25-foot birdie putt at the third playoff hole. [Soffer course, Turberry Isle Resort, Aventura, FL; at the time called the South course, CC of Aventura].
1979Wmn AsiaJapan Classic (LPGA)Hanayashiki GC211 (-11)US$18,750
Played as the Mizuno Japan Classic (LPGA & Jpn LPGA Trs event). Sandra Post (Can) finished in second place behind Alcott (USA). [Hanayashiki GC, Miki, Hyogo, Japan].
1978Wmn AmericaAmerican Defender ClassicNorth Ridge CC206 (-10)$8,250
Played as the American Defender Classic. Alcott (USA) beat Hollis Stacy (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [North Ridge CC, Raleigh, North Carolina].
1977Wmn AmericaHouston Exchange Clubs Classic208$7,500
Played as the Houston Exchange Clubs Classic. Carol Mann, Kathy Postlewait and Donna White finished in second place behind Alcott.
1976Wmn AmericaChrysler-Plymouth ClassicForsgate CC209 (-4)$14,000
Played as the '76 LPGA Classic. Second-placed Jane Blalock (USA) finished 1 shot behind Alcott (USA), who recorded her second LPGA Tour win. [Forsgate CC, Monroe Township, New Jersey].
1976Wmn AsiaFar East Open211$15,000
Played as the Colgate Far East Championship. Donna Caponi finished in second place behind Alcott.
1975Wmn AwardsRookie of Yr - LPGAxx
Alcott (USA) won the LPGA Tour 1975 Louise Suggs Rookie of the Year Award as the leading first-season player.
1975Wmn AmericaSt Petersburg Open (LPGA)Pasadena GC207 (-9)$5,000
Played as the Orange Blossom Classic. Second-placed Sandra Post (Can) finished 1 shot behind first-time LPGA Tour winner Alcott (USA). [Pasadena GC, Gulfport, Florida; now called Pasadena Yatch & CC].
1973Wmn AmateurUS Amateur (Girls)Somerset Hills6 & 5amateur
Played as the U.S. Girls' Junior Championship. Alcott (USA) beat Mary Lawrence (USA) by 1 hole in the final. [Somerset Hills CC, Bernardsville, nr Newark, New Jersey].

 

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