Amy Alcott was named the Ladies Professional Golf
Association (LPGA) Rookie of the Year
in 1975. Twenty-four years and 34 professional
victories later, she was elected
to the World Golf Hall of Fame in
Alcott’s career highlights include 29
LPGA Tour wins and
five major titles—the
1979 Peter Jackson
Classic, the 1980 U.S.
Women’s Open, and
the Nabisco Dinah
Shore in 1983, 1988,
In 1983, her winnings
made Alcott the
LPGA’s sixth millionaire.
She became the
third LPGA player to
top $2 million in career
earnings in 1988
and crossed the $3
million mark in 1994.
At the time of her
IJSHOF election, Alcott’s
$3.4 million in
career earnings ranked
fourteenth all-time on
the Ladies Tour.
Only the seventeenth
woman to be
inducted into the
World LPGA Hall of
Fame, Alcott has received
most of professional
and honors. Among them, in 1980 she was Golf Magazine’s
Player of the Year and recipient of the
Vare Trophy for best Tour scoring average.
In 1985, she was recipient of the
Mickey Wright Award and LPGA
Founders Cup Award. The California
Golf Writers Association named her Female
Golfer of the Year in 1987.
Alcott’s short amateur career was
highlighted by her victory in the United
States Golf Association Juniors championship
She has authored the book A
Woman’s Guide to Golf and is featured in
the instruction video Winning at Golf
with Amy Alcott.