Carol Mann

United States

1961

$506,666.00

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Official Charity

Race to CME Globe

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Carol Mann Bio

6’3”…Started playing golf at the age of 9…Credits her father, Jim Scott and Manuel de la Torre as the individuals most influencing her career…Served as president of LPGA from 1974-75; was a member of the Executive Board and Board of Directors...Was a key figure in the formation of the modern LPGA...Named Honorary Member of the LPGA Teaching and Club Professional (T&CP) membership in 1993 for her golf education commitments...Trustee of the Women’s Sports Foundation since 1979 and served as president from 1985-90 — currently a Board of Stewards member...Teaches golf excellence to all skill levels at Woodlands Country Club in The Woodlands, Texas...Coaches aspiring players...Author: The 19th Hole: Favorite Golf Stories, Longmeadow Press...Former television analyst for ABC, ESPN and NBC coverage of men’s and women’s golf...In 1976, received the prestigious Babe Zaharias Award...Selected as one of GOLF Magazine’s “100 Heroes of American Golf”...Elected to the International Women’s Sports Hall of Fame in 1982...In 1988, received presidential appointment to the White House Conference for a Drug Free America...Elected to the Collegiate Golf Hall of Fame in 1992...Named “Outstanding Woman in Athletics” by the Houston Chapter of YWCA...Is a member of Rice University Women’s Athletic Advisory Board...Recognized during the LPGA’s 50th Anniversary in 2000 as one of the LPGA’s top-50 players and teachers...National leader in increasing girls’ and women’s opportunities in sports...Master of ceremonies and motivational speaker for corporations and organizations…President of Carol Mann, Inc., which provides unique corporate golf programs at LPGA, PGA Tour and Champions Tour sites for AT&T; consultant to established and emerging golf companies for product development; president of Carol Mann Golf Services, the first woman-owned and operated course design and management firm based in Houston…Selected as a special consultant to the World Golf Hall of Fame (2001)… In 2006, teamed up with PGA Director of Instruction Rick Martino to give golf lessons to Russian Cosmonaut Mikhail Tyurin honoring the 35th anniversary of Alan Shephard, Jr., hitting golf balls on the Moon during Apollo 14. Tyurin’s shot became the longest in the history of the universe…In 2008, received First Lady of Golf Award from PGA of America… Hobbies include gardening and Bible study.

Career

  • Has 38 LPGA victories and ranks 11th on the LPGA’s all-time victory list.
  • Was a multiple winner in eight of her 22 active years on Tour.
  • In 1981, made her last official competitive LPGA appearance at the Rail Charity Classic.
  • In 1977, inducted into the LPGA Tour Hall of Fame.
  • In 1975, at the Borden Classic, set an all-time LPGA record by carding seven consecutive birdies (that record was broken by Mary Beth Zimmerman with eight birdies in 1984 and has since been broken by Beth Daniel with nine birdies in 1999).
  • In 1969, was the leading money winner with more than $49,000 on the strength of eight victories.
  • In 1968, recorded her career-low round of 65 in the final round of the Pabst Ladies’ Classic in Columbus, Ohio; set an LPGA record for most rounds in the 60s in one season with 23 (record has since been broken); claimed 10 titles and the Vare Trophy with a season scoring average record of 72.04, which stood until Nancy Lopez broke it in 1978.
  • In 1965, won the U.S. Women’s Open for her second major LPGA victory.
  • In 1964, won the Women’s Western Open Invitational, a major championship at the time; the only player in LPGA history to make the Western Open her first career win.
  • In 1960, turned professional in October.

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