- RACE TO CME GLOBE
Cedarhurst, New York
2022, Honorary Category Member
2020 LPGA Commissioner's Award
Born in New York, Helen Hicks was one of the 13 women who founded the Ladies Professional Golf Association in 1950. Hicks turned pro in 1934 after signing a deal with Wilson Sporting Goods and won two professional titles, both of which were major championships at the time, the 1937 Women’s Western Open and the 1940 Titleholders Championship.
Before her professional career, Helen won the 1929 Canadian Women's Amateur as well as the 1930 New York State Women’s Amateur. Hicks won the 1931 U.S. Women’s Amateur, defeating Glenna Collett Vare 2 & 1 and that same year, she also captured the Metropolitan Women's Amateur, Women's Eastern Championship and New York State Women’s Amateur titles. Hicks was a member of the very first United States Curtis Cup team in 1932 and in 1933, again won the Metropolitan Women's Amateur and New York State Women’s Amateur.