Female golf visionary and pioneer Marion Hollins has been named as one of the newest members to be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame. She is the fortieth woman to be inducted into the Hall of Fame.
A posthumous induction, Hollins not only developed and financed a golf course – the National Golf and Tennis Club in Long Island – for women in New York; she also, developed two iconic golf courses in California – Cypress Point and Pasatiempo – and the famed Agusta National Golf Course in Georgia.
It was Hollins who created the Pebble Beach Golf Championship for Women.
In an induction planned for next March, Hollins will join modern day champion Tiger Woods in the Hall of Fame.
She was a U.S. Women’s Amateur champion and was the U.S. captain for the inaugural Curtis Cup in 1932.
But golf was not her only interest; Hollins was a skillled equestrian, an auto racer, and marched for women’s right to vote in New York.
The World Golf Hall of Fame was started in Pinehurst, North Carolina but moved to St. Augustine, Florida in 1998. The Hall of Fame currently has 160 members.
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