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Mary Dorothy Kirby (born January 15, 1920 - December 12, 2000) was an American golf champion and sportscaster. January 15 is the 15th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1920 (MCMXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar) // Events January January 7 - Forces of Russian White admiral Kolchak surrender in Krasnoyarsk. ... December 12 is the 346th day (347th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 19 days remaining. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... Golf (gowf in Scots) is a game where individual players or teams hit a ball into a hole using various clubs, and is one of the few ball games that does not use a fixed standard playing area. ... A sportscaster is an announcer on radio or television who specializes in reporting or commenting on sports events. ...


Born in West Point, Georgia, her family moved to Atlanta when she was ten. At the age of thirteen Dorothy Kirby's victory at the 1933 Georgia Women's Amateur Championship made her the youngest female golfer to ever win a state championship. It marked the first of her six Georgia championships, her last coming nineteen years in 1952. As well, she defeated amateurs and professionals in winning back-to-back National Titleholders Championships in 1941-42. In 1943 she won the North & South Women's Amateur Championships at Pinehurst. West Point is a city located in Harris County, Georgia. ... This article is about the state capital of Georgia. ... There have been two professional golf tournaments for women named the Titleholders Championship. ... Pinehurst Resort is an upmarket spa resort in the U.S. state of North Carolina which is well known as a tournament golf venue. ...


Dorothy Kirby played in her first United States Women's Amateur Golf Championship in 1934 at age fourteen. She was the runner-up to Betty Jameson in 1939 and to Louise Suggs in 1947 then won the most prestigious women's event in 1951. Attempting to defend her title, in 1952 she had the lowest round of the tournament but was still knocked out early. Dorothy Kirby was a member of four U.S. Curtis Cup teams, and despite her success as an amateur, she chose not to join the professional LPGA Tour. The U.S. Womens Amateur is the leading golf tournament in the United States for female amateur golfers. ... Betty Jameson (born May 9, 1919 in Norman, Oklahoma) is an American professional golfer. ... Mae Louise Suggs (born September 7, 1923 in Atlanta, Georgia) is a veteran golfer and one of the founders of modern ladies golf. ... The Curtis Cup is the best known team tournament for women amateur golfers. ... LPGA stands for Ladies Professional Golf Association. ...


Dorothy Kirby retired from competition in the mid 1950s and worked as a radio and television sportscaster and sales representative for thirty-five years. In 1974 she was inducted into the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame and the Georgia Golf Hall of Fame in 1989.


She died in Atlanta in 2000.


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Dorothy Kirby: Information from Answers.com (305 words)
Dorothy Kirby played in her first United States Women's Amateur Golf Championship in 1934 at age fourteen.
Dorothy Kirby was a member of four U.S. Curtis Cup teams, and despite her success as an amateur, she chose not to join the professional LPGA Tour.
Dorothy Kirby retired from competition in the mid 1950s and worked as a radio and television sportscaster and sales representative for thirty-five years.
New Georgia Encyclopedia: Dot Kirby (1920-2000) (539 words)
Mary Dorothy Kirby was born in West Point, Georgia, on January 15, 1920, and moved to Atlanta when she was ten.
Kirby never turned pro, saying that she played golf for fun and that the men who played for a living did not appear to be having fun.
Kirby retired from tournament play in the mid-1950s; in 1974 she was inducted into the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame, and in 1989 she was inducted into the Georgia Golf Hall of Fame.
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