Suggs, Louise

Hometown:

USA

Lithia Springs,
Georgia

Year Inducted:

1951

Induction Category:

Pinehurst

Birth Date:

Sep 07, 1923 -
Aug 07, 2015

Louise Suggs

Professional Majors: 11

  • U.S. Women’s Open: 1949, 1952
  • Women’s Western Open: 1946, 1947, 1949, 1953
  • Titleholders Championship: 1946, 1954, 1956, 1959
  • LPGA Championship: 1957

LPGA Wins: 50

  • 1946: Pro-Lady Victory National Championship (as an amateur, with Ben Hogan)
  • 1948: Belleair Open
  • 1949: All-American Open, Muskegon Invitational
  • 1950: Chicago Weathervane, New York Weathervane
  • 1951: Carrollton Georgia Open
  • 1952: Jacksonville Open, Tampa Open, Stockton Open, All-American Women’s Open, Betty Jameson Open
  • 1953: Tampa Open, Betsy Rawls Open, Phoenix Weathervane, San Diego Open, Bakersfield Open, San Francisco Weathervane, Philadelphia Weathervane, 144 Hole Weathervane
  • 1954: Sea Island Open, Betsy Rawls Open, Carrollton Georgia Open, Babe Zaharias Open
  • 1955: Los Angeles Open, Oklahoma City Open, Eastern Open, Triangle Round Robin, St. Louis Open
  • 1956: Havana Open, All-American Open
  • 1957: Heart of America Invitational
  • 1958: Babe Zaharias Open, Gatlinburg Open, Triangle Round Robin, French Lick Open
  • 1959: St. Petersburg Open, Dallas Civitan Open
  • 1960: Dallas Civitan Open, Triangle Round Robin, Youngstown Kitchens Trumball Open, San Antonio Civitan
  • 1961: Naples Pro-Am, Royal Poinciana Invitational, Golden Circle of Golf Festival, Dallas Civitan Open, Kansas City Open, San Antonio Civitan, Sea Island Open
  • 1962: St. Petersburg Open

Amateur Wins: 15

  • 1940: Georgia State Amateur Championship
  • 1941: Southern Amateur Championship
  • 1942: Georgia State Amateur Championship, North and South Amateur Championship
  • 1946: North and South Amateur Championship, Western Amateur Championship, Western Open
  • 1947: Southern Amateur Championship, Western Amateur Championship, Western Open, U.S. Women’s Amateur
  • 1948: North and South Amateur Championship, British Amateur Championship, Curtis Cup Team

Golf Awards & Honors

  • LPGA Founder
  • LPGA leading money winner: 1953
  • Vare Trophy: 1957
  • LPGA President: 1955-57
  • Georgia Hall of Fame: 1966
  • Patty Berg Award: 2000
  • Commissioner’s Award: 2000
  • Bob Jones Award: 2007
  • William D. Richardson Award: 2008