Thanks to the changes to the LPGA Hall of Fame’s entrance requirements instituted in February 1999, Amy Alcott and Beth Daniel immediately met the criteria for induction into the World Golf Hall of Fame. Daniel, however, postponed her official induction until 2000 for reasons of symmetry. Along with 2000 being the 50th anniversary of the LPGA Tour, it was also the year her parents celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary, and the date of her induction was her brother’s 50th birthday. So, at last, she was ready to celebrate.
Born and raised in Charleston, S.C., Daniel fondly remembers being six years old and playing about a half a hole behind her parents and trying to catch up to them. “From the first time I played the game I was addicted to it and I just loved it and wanted to be as good as I could be at it,” Daniel recalled.