Bettye Danoff

LPGA Tour, Founder

  • Hometown

    Dallas, Texas

  • Year of Hall of Fame Induction

    2022, Honorary Category Member

  • Total LPGA Tour Wins


  • Major Championships


  • LPGA Tour Awards

    2000 LPGA Commissioner’s Award

  • World Golf Hall of Fame Induction


  • Bio

    Bettye Danoff, also known as “Mighty Mite”, had a stellar amateur career before she became one of the 13 founders of the LPGA Tour in 1950. She won the women’s division of the Texas PGA Championship in 1945 and 1946 as well as four straight Dallas Women’s Golf Association Championships from 1945-48. Danoff was the 1947 and 1948 Texas Women’s Amateur champion and her title in 1947 saw her defeat Babe Didrickson Zaharias 1UP, ending the superstar’s streak of 17 consecutive tournaments won.


    Bettye turned professional in 1949 and has one pro victory, the 1953 Hardscrabble Open. She was given the LPGA Commissioner’s Award in 2000.