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Encyclopedia > Judy Bell

Judy Bell (born September 23, 1936) is an American amateur golfer and golf administrator. She was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2001 in the Lifetime Achievement category, which honors people who have made an exceptional contribution to the sport in areas outside of tournament wins. September 23 is the 266th day of the year (267th in leap years). ... 1936 (MCMXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Golf (gowf in Scots) is a sport 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. ... The World Golf Hall of Fame [1] is located in St. ...


Bell was born in Wichita, Kansas and took up golf at the age of ten, winning the girls' division in her first event - in a field of one. In 1950 she lost to Mickey Wright in the semi-finals of the U.S. Girls' Junior, which was to remain her best result in a United States Golf Association (USGA) event. She won the Broadmoor title three times and played for the United States in the Curtis Cup in 1960 and 1962. In 1967 she shot 67 in the U.S. Women's Open, which remained a record for 14 years. Nickname: Air Capital Official website: http://www. ... Mickey Wright (b February 14 1935 San Diego, California, given names Mary Kathryn) is an American professional golfer. ... The United States Golf Association (USGA) is the United States national association of golf courses, clubs and facilities and the governing body of golf for the U.S. and Mexico. ... The Curtis Cup is the best known team tournament for women amateur golfers. ... The U.S. Womens Open Golf Championship is one of the LPGAs major championships along with the LPGA Championship, the Womens British Open, and the Kraft Nabisco Championship. ...


Bell became a USGA volunteer in 1961, when she was a member of the Junior Championship Committee. In the 1970s she became a rules official. She later served on the Women's Committee and in 1987 was became the first woman on the Executive Committee. In 1996 she was elected as the 54th President of the USGA, the first woman to hold the senior office in American golf. During her tenure and subsequently she played a leading role in programs to take golf to youth, minorities and the disabled.


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  • Profile at the World Golf Hall of Fame

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Advisory Board - Judy Bell (182 words)
Judy Bell currently works as the senior consultant to the USGA Grants and Fellowship Program in Colorado Springs, CO. Her oversight ensures the Foundation’s operations according to their founding goals.
Bell also has been a part of four Curtis Cup teams, as a player in 1960 and 1962, and as captain in 1986 and 1988.
In 2001, Bell was awarded the PGA First Lady of Golf Award and was inducted into the Colorado Springs Sports and World Golf Halls of Fame.
Judy Bell award "First Lady of Golf" (459 words)
Judy Bell, whose lifetime record of service to the golf industry includes becoming the first woman to be elected president of the United States Golf Association, has been named recipient of the 2001 PGA First Lady of Golf Award.
A native of Wichita, Kan., and a longtime resident of Colorado Springs, Colo., Bell was elected the USGA's 54th president from 1996-97.
Bell is a 1961 graduate of Wichita State University, where she was a two-time NCAA runner-up during a prolific amateur career.
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