Smith, Marilynn

Hometown:

USA

Springfield,
Missouri

Year Inducted:

2006

Induction Category:

Lifetime Achievement

Birth Date:

Apr 13, 1929

Marilynn Smith

Professional Majors: 2

  • Titleholders Championship: 1963, 1964

LPGA Wins: 19

  • 1954: Fort Wayne Open
  • 1955: Heart of America Open, Mile High Open
  • 1958: Jacksonville Open
  • 1959: Memphis Open
  • 1962: Sunshine Open
  • 1963: Peach Blossom Open, Eugene Open, Cavern City Open
  • 1964: Albuquerque Pro-Am
  • 1965: Peach Blossom Invitational
  • 1966: St. Petersburg Open, Delray Beach Invitational
  • 1967: St. Petersburg Open, Babe Zaharias Open
  • 1968: O’Sullivan Open
  • 1970: Golf Charities Open
  • 1972: Pabst Open

Additional Wins: 6

  • 1946: Kansas State Amateur
  • 1947: Kansas State Amateur
  • 1948: Kansas State Amateur
  • 1949: Inter-Collegiate Title
  • 1957: Homestead Four-Ball, Naples Pro-Am

Awards & Honors

  • Golf
  • President, LPGA: 1958-60LPGA Most Improved Player: 1963
  • Among Top Ten in Earnings for 16 years
  • Patty Berg Award: 1979
  • LPGA Founders Cup: 1983
  • Vincent Lombardi Tournament of Champions: 1987
  • Kansas Golf Hall of Fame: 1991
  • Texas Golf Hall of Fame: 1994
  • Kansas University Sports Hall of Fame: 1999
  • LPGA T&CP Hall of Fame: 200
  • Kansas Sports Hall of Fame: 2000
  • Wichita Sports Hall of Fame: 2005
  • Wichita East High School Sports Hall of Fame: 2005
  • Pinnacle Award: 2006