Amy Alcott

United States

5'6"

1975

$3,419,151.00

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Race to CME Globe

167

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Amy Alcott Bio

5’6”...Her only teacher has been Walter Keller...Her many accolades include 1980 GOLF Magazine Player of the Year, 1980 Seagrams Seven Crowns of Sports Award, 1983 YWCA Silver Achievement Award, 1984 LPGA Good Samaritan Award, 1984 National Multiple Sclerosis Achievement Award, 1986 Founders Cup, 1997 Sports and Law Award along with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar...Recognized during the LPGA’s 50th Anniversary in 2000 as one of the LPGA’s top-50 players and teachers...Created a $50,000 endowment for the UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital and its Neonatal Intensive Care Unit...Co-designed Indian Canyons Golf Club in Palm Springs, Calif., with architect Casey O’Callaghan...Co-designed Bricklanding Golf Club in North Carolina with architect Dan Maples…Founder of Amy Alcott Golf, a consultancy business that focuses on golf design, event and promotion conceptualization, and instruction of game skills and course management…Is head of the varsity girls golf program Harvard-Westlake School in Los Angeles…In 2008, was appointed to the Southern California PGA (SCPGA) Foundation Advisory Board…In 2009, published The Leaderboard: Conversations on Golf and Life…Has her own Web site, www.AmyAlcott.com.

Career

  • In 2008, named to the Advisory Board of the Southern California PGA Foundation.
    Served as host of the Office Depot Championship Hosted by Amy Alcott from 2001-04.
  • In 2002, recorded her season-best finish at the Kellogg-Keebler Classic, where she tied for 21st.
  • In 2001, carded her fifth LPGA career hole-in-one during the second round of the Standard Register PING.
  • In 2000, best finish was a tie for 17th at the Giant Eagle LPGA Classic.
  • In 1999, became the 15th player inducted into the LPGA Tour and World Golf Halls of Fame; best finish was a tie for 29th at the Valley of the Stars Championship.
  • In 1998, best finish was a tie for seventh at the Jamie Farr Kroger Classic.
  • In 1997, returned to competition in March; best finish came at the ShopRite LPGA Classic, where she tied for 29th.
  • In 1996, posted a season-best tie for second place at the Weetabix Women’s British Open; suffered a broken knee cap in December.
  • In 1995, best finish was a tie for fifth at the PING/Welch’s Championship in Tucson, Ariz.; recorded her fourth LPGA career hole-in-one during the second round of the ShopRite LPGA Classic.
  • In 1994, finished fourth at the Minnesota LPGA Classic and also crossed the $3 million mark in career earnings at the JAL Big Apple Classic.
  • In 1993, tied for sixth at the State Farm Rail Classic.
  • In 1992, had four top-10 finishes, including ties for eighth at both the Las Vegas LPGA International and ShopRite LPGA Classic.
  • In 1991, won the Nabisco Dinah Shore for the third time in her career and began the tradition of jumping into the 18thgreenside lake; recorded her third LPGA career hole-in-one at The Phar-Mor at Inverrary.
  • In 1990, finished second at the Rochester International.
  • In 1989, recorded six top-10 finishes, including a victory at the Boston Five Classic.
  • In 1988, her first-place paycheck at the Nabisco Dinah Shore enabled her to become the LPGA’s third member to surpass
    the $2 mark million in career earnings.
  • In 1987, placed second at the Konica San Jose Classic and tied for second at the Rochester International.
  • In 1986, won the Mazda Hall of Fame Championship in a sudden-death playoff with Lauren Howe, and the LPGA National Pro-Am, which extended her perennial win streak to 12 seasons; lost to Patty Sheehan in a two-hole sudden-death playoff at the Konica San Jose Classic; won the Mazda Champions with Bob Charles.
  • In 1985, won three titles: Circle K Tucson Open; Moss Creek Women’s Invitational; and Nestle World Championship of
    Women’s Golf, where she defeated Patty Sheehan in a two-hole sudden-death playoff; lost to Pat Bradley in a two-hole
    sudden-death playoff at the LPGA National Pro-Am.
  • In 1984, posted her third season of four tournament victories (also 1979-80).
  • In 1983, captured her third major championship victory with a win at the Nabisco Dinah Shore Invitational; became the sixth LPGA millionaire, cresting the $1 million mark at the Chrysler-Plymouth Classic; recorded the second LPGA hole-in-one of her career at the Inamori Classic.
  • In 1982, won the Women’s Kemper Open and posted 13 additional top-10 finishes; won the Mitsukoshi Ladies Japan Open on the Japan LPGA Tour.
  • In 1981, won two tournaments: the Bent Tree Classic and Lady Michelob; came close to successfully defending her Inamori Classic title, but lost in a sudden-death playoff to Hollis Stacy; was the individual winner in the Pioneer Cup Matches for her first of two international victories; won the Mr. Goodwrench Invitational with Larry Nelson.
  • In 1980, captured four more titles, including her first U.S. Women’s Open; finished second at the CPC International after a sudden-death playoff with Hollis Stacy; won the Vare Trophy.
  • In 1979, her first major championship win came at the Peter Jackson Classic; also won three other titles that season, including a three-hole sudden-death playoff victory over Sandra Post at the Elizabeth Arden Classic.
  • In 1978, defeated Hollis Stacy in a sudden-death playoff at the American Defender Classic for the first of her four career playoff victories.
  • In 1977, won the Houston Exchange Clubs Classic and posted 11 top-10 finishes.
  • In 1976, recorded the first of seven multiple-win seasons with victories at the LPGA Classic and Colgate Far East Open.
  • In 1975, originally qualified for the LPGA Tour at the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament in January, where she tied for 12th; captured her first LPGA victory in only her third tournament as a professional at the Orange Blossom Classic; lost in a sudden-death playoff to Sandra Haynie later that season at the Charity Golf Classic; won Rookie of the Year honors.

    Amateur
    Alcott’s short amateur career was highlighted by her 1973 win at the U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship at the age of 17.

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