Sally Sessions

LPGA Tour, Founder

  • Hometown

    Detroit, Michigan

  • Year of Hall of Fame Induction

    2022, Honorary Category Member

  • Total LPGA Tour Wins


  • Major Championships


  • LPGA Tour Awards

    2020 LPGA Commissioner's Award

  • World Golf Hall of Fame Induction


  • Bio

    Detroit, Michigan’s Sally Sessions began her golf career with a Michigan state junior title in 1941 and made it to the quarterfinals of the Women’s Western Amateur in 1942. In 1946, Sally won the Michigan Women’s Amateur Championship and finished in a tie for fifth at the Titleholders Championship that same year. She finished T2 at the 1947 U.S. Women’s Open as an amateur and was the 1947 Mexican Open champion. Also in 1947, Sessions shot under par during a round at Pinehurst Country Club, becoming the first woman to ever do so.


    Sally turned professional in 1948 and carded a top-10 finish at the 1948 U.S. Women’s Open in her first year as a pro. Her best LPGA Tour finish came in 1949 when she placed fifth at the Tam O’Shanter All-American. Sessions' playing career ended that year due to struggles with leukemia that was undiagnosed.


    She remained involved with the LPGA and was named one of the first two treasurers of the organization along with Betty Jameson. After her passing in 1966, Sessions was posthumously inducted into the Muskegon Area Sports Hall of Fame and entered the Michigan Golf Hall of Fame in 1988.