Shelley Hamlin

United States




Stanford University (1971, Political Science)

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Shelley Hamlin Bio

5’5”, brown hair, hazel eyes...Was instrumental in the LPGA’s move to its former home at Sweetwater Country Club in Sugar Land, Texas, while serving as LPGA president from 1980-81…In 2000, was the first recipient of the Dr. DeDe Owens Spirit of Golf Award…A member of the Stanford University Hall of Fame.

Career Highlights

  • In 2000, was the first recipient of the Dr. DeDe Owens Spirit of Golf Award presented at the Celebrating Women in Golf: An LPGA 50th Anniversary Event dinner; the Dr. DeDe Owens Spirit of Golf Award, which is considered an LPGA lifetime achievement award, was established in mid-April 2000 to recognize an individual, male or female, who has overcome adversity and gone on to contribute to the growth and development of golf worldwide.
  • In 1998, crossed the $1 million mark in career earnings after finishing tied for sixth at the Los Angeles Women’s Championship, her best finish of the season.
  • In 1996, tied for 10th at the Friendly’s Classic for her best finish of the season.
  • In 1995, top finish was a tie for 11th at the LPGA Corning Classic.
  • In 1994, totaled five top-20 finishes, including a tie for seventh at the Children’s Medical Center LPGA Classic.
  • In 1993, posted a career-low season scoring average of 72.73 and captured the third title of her career at the ShopRite LPGA Classic.
  • In 1992, won the Phar-Mor at Inverrary, her first win since 1978; amazingly, that victory came only seven months following a modified radical mastectomy.
  • In July 1991, diagnosed with breast cancer and returned for the final month of the season; best finish was a tie for 26th at the Desert Inn LPGA International.
  • In 1990, best finish was a tie for 29th at the LPGA Corning Classic.
  • In 1989, best finish was seventh place at the Nippon Travel-MBS Classic.
  • In 1988, tied for 11th at the Sarasota Classic.
  • In 1987, earned more than $85,000 on the strength of four top-10 finishes, including second place at the MasterCard International Pro-Am.
  • In 1986, best finish was a tie for 14th at the GNA/Glendale Federal Classic.
  • In 1985, tied for 11th at the Boston Five Classic.
  • In 1984, best finish was a tie for 24th at the West Virginia LPGA Classic.
  • In 1983, recorded a tie for ninth at the S&H Golf Classic.
  • In 1982, best finish was a tie for sixth at the Corning Classic; fired a career-low 65 during the third round of the Nabisco Dinah Shore Invitational.
  • In 1981, tied for seventh at the LPGA Desert Inn Pro-Am.
  • In 1980, recorded a second-place finish at the ERA Real Estate Classic.
  • In 1979, posted a third-place finish at the Rail Charity Classic.
  • In 1978, recorded her first career victory at the Patty Berg Classic.
  • In 1977, best finish was tie for 12th at the Greater Baltimore Golf Classic.
  • In 1976, recorded a tie for seventh at the Dallas Civitan Classic.
  • In 1975, best finish was third place at the Portland Ladies Classic.
  • In 1974, best finish was a tie for second at the Bill Branch LPGA Classic.
  • In 1973, tied for second at the U.S. Women’s Open, which is her best finish in a major, and the Lady Errol Classic.
  • In 1972, best finish was a tie for third at the Knoxville Ladies Classic; finished second to Jocelyne Bourassa in the Rookie of the Year race.

    Hamlin’s impressive amateur career included a win at the 1971 AIAW National Collegiate Championship while a senior at Stanford University. She was runner-up to Catherine LaCoste at the 1969 U.S. Amateur and was a four-time winner of the California Amateur. In addition, Hamlin represented the United States on both the Curtis Cup and World Cup teams.

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