A graduate of Western Michigan with a B.S. in Physical Education…Served on the LPGA Executive Board for three years…Taught physical education for three years in Battle Creek, Michigan, before joining the Tour…Started playing golf at age 14, and credits Ron LaParl for teaching and refining her game…Selected as one of the top ten women in sports in Michigan in 1973…Enjoys fishing, backpacking and crafts.
After a number of prosperous years, during which she won her two official LPGA events, Sharon was slowed down considerably by hip and arm injuries. She rebounded for her best year ever in 1978, but has since been plagued by a back ailment. In 1980 she played in just nine tournaments, her best showing coming in the Elizabeth Arden Classic in Miami.
Four times a winner of the Western Michigan Amateur and twice the Michigan Women’s Amateur champion, Sharon received national attention when she won the Trans-Mississippi Amateur in 1965.