Bettye Danoff was one of the 13 LPGA founders. She turned pro in 1949, after winning the Texas Women's Amateur and the Texas Open. She retired from traveling after the death of her husband in 1961. She used her time to care for her children, teach golf and play events in Texas.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., December 22, 2011 - LPGA Founder Bettye Danoff passed away today in Texas at the age of 88.