Amy Alcott had waited to join the World Golf Hall of Fame for a long time. She had been on the cusp of entering the Hall since she captured her third Dinah Shore Classic in 1991 and plunged into the pond alongside the 18th green to celebrate the occasion. It was one of the shining moments of Alcott’s illustrious career, but since then she had been reminded for what she had not accomplished – that elusive 30th win that would grant her instant access through the LPGA Points system into the World Golf Hall of Fame.
Whenever she competed, she said she heard well-meaning fans say, “Come on, Amy. You can win one more and get in (the Hall of Fame).” These warm wishes of support were a constant reminder of how close she truly was to joining an elite group.
On Feb. 9, 1999, Alcott’s wait ended; not when she won again, but when the LPGA membership overwhelmingly voted in favor of a point system for active players and the creation of a 12-person veterans committee. She and Beth Daniel were the immediate benefactors of the new qualification standards.