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Encyclopedia > Louise Suggs

Mae Louise Suggs (born September 7, 1923 in Atlanta, Georgia) is a veteran golfer and one of the founders of modern ladies' golf. September 7 is the 250th day of the year (251st in leap years). ... 1923 (MCMXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... Nickname: The Horizon City, Hotlanta, The Big Peach, A-Town, The ATL Official website: http://www. ... 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. ...

After a successful amateur career, she turned professional in 1948 and went on to win 55 professional tournaments (she'd already won three as an amateur), including 11 majors. Her prowess on the golf course is reflected in the fact that from 1950 to 1960 she was only once out of the top 3 in the season-ending money list. See also: 1947 in sports, 1949 in sports and the list of years in sports. Baseball January 29: Commissioner Happy Chandler fines the Yankees, Cubs, and Phillies $500 each for signing high school players. ...

Suggs was an inaugural inductee into the LPGA Tour Hall of Fame, set up in 1967, and was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1979. She is also a member of the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame. The World Golf Hall of Fame [1] is located in St. ... See also: 1978 in sports, other events of 1979, 1980 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: NASCAR Championship - Richard Petty Richard Petty won the Daytona 500 CART Racing (replaced USAC): Rick Mears won the season championship Indianapolis 500 - Rick Mears Formula One...

Perhaps more importantly than her playing career, she was one of the cofounders of the LPGA in 1950. Fellow cofounders included her two great rivals of the time, Patty Berg and Babe Zaharias. She served as the organization's president from 1955 to 1957. LPGA stands for Ladies Professional Golf Association. ... See also: 1949 in sports, other events of 1950, 1951 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing NASCAR Championship - Bill Rexford AAA Racing: Henry Banks won the series championship Johnnie Parsons won the Indianapolis 500 Formula One Champion: The first World Championship for drivers under the... Patty Berg (born February 13, 1918) was a founder member and then leading player on the LPGA Tour during the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s. ... Mildred Ella Babe Didrikson Zaharias (June 26, 1911 in Port Arthur, Texas – September 27, 1956) was an American athlete, who excelled in many sports. ...

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This table lists players with 20 or more wins on the LPGA Tour as of March 19, 2006. ... This article lists all the women who have won the LPGA Tours past and present major championships by number of victories. ...

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New Georgia Encyclopedia: Louise Suggs (b. 1923) (513 words)
Louise Suggs was one of the charter members of the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA), and her competitiveness, accuracy, and "picture swing" led her to a phenomenal amateur and professional career in golf.
Mae Louise Suggs was born in Atlanta on September 7, 1923.
When Suggs was ten years old, she began to play golf on the Lithia Springs golf course that her father had built and managed.
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