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Encyclopedia > Dorothy Campbell

Dorothy Iona Campbell (born March 24, 1883 in North Berwick, Scotland – died March 20, 1945) was the first internationally dominant female golfer. She was also known in her lifetime as Dorothy Hurd, Mrs J.V. Hurd, and Dorothy Howe, and she is sometimes referred to by the portmanteau name Dorothy Campbell Hurd Howe. March 24 is the 83rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (84th in Leap years). ... 1883 (MDCCCLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... North Berwick is a small Scottish seaside town in East Lothian, on the south shore of the Firth of Forth, about 25 miles east of Edinburgh. ... Motto: Nemo me impune lacessit (English: No one provokes me with impunity) Scotlands location within Europe Scotlands location within the United Kingdom Languages English, Gaelic, Scots Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow First Minister Jack McConnell Area - Total - % water Ranked 2nd UK 78,782 km² 1. ... March 20 is the 79th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (80th in Leap years). ... 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1945 calendar). ...


Born as Dorothy Campbell into a golfing family, she began swinging golf clubs when she was just 18 months old. Within a few years she was competing with her sisters. She was the first woman to win the American, British and Canadian Women's Amateur Golf Championship.


Over the course of her career, she won 11 national amateur crowns between Great Britain, the United States, Canada, and Scotland, the last of which came in 1924 at the age of 41. She moved to Canada in 1910 and in 1913 she moved to the United States permanently, where she married Jack V. Hurd that year. She won many of her titles as Mrs J.V. Hurd, but she and Hurd were divorced in 1923. She married Edward Howe in 1937 and divorced again in 1943. 1924 (MCMXXIV) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ...


She was inducted to the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1978. The World Golf Hall of Fame [1] is located in St. ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1978 calendar). ...


Notable wins

  • 1905 Scottish Ladies Championship
  • 1906 Scottish Ladies Championship
  • 1908 Scottish Ladies Championship
  • 1909 United States Women's Amateur Golf Championship, British Ladies Amateur Golf Championship
  • 1910 U.S. Women's Amateur, Canadian Ladies Open
  • 1911 British Women's Amateur, Canadian Ladies Open
  • 1912 Canadian Women's Amateur Golf Championship
  • 1924 United States Women's Amateur Golf Championship
  • 1938 U.S. Women's Senior Championship

The U.S. Womens Amateur is the leading golf tournament in the United States for female amateur golfers. ... The British Ladies Amateur Golf Championship was founded in 1893 by the Ladies Golf Union of Great Britain. ...

External links

  • World Golf Hall of Fame profile
  • Famous North Berwick Golfers page

 
 

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