Amy Alcott life and biography

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Amy Alcott biography

Date of birth : 1956-02-22
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-10-06
Credited as : woman professional golfer, LPGA tour, LPGA Hall of Fame

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Amy Alcott is an American professional golfer. She became a member of the LPGA Tour in 1975, and won five major championships and 29 LPGA Tour events in all. She is a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame.

Awards and Honors:
• Member, World Golf Hall of Fame
• Vare Trophy (low scoring average), 1980
• LPGA Rookie of the Year, 1975

Alcott won the U.S. Girls Junior Amateur in 1973, but by 1975, at age 19, she was ready to turn pro. And she didn't waste any time getting started on the LPGA Tour: Her first victory came in just her third start, at the Orange Blossom Classic. She went on to be named Rookie of the Year.

Three times Alcott would win four tournaments in a year: 1979, 1980 and 1984. Her best year came in 1980, when in addition to those four victories she also finished second five times and was in the Top 10 in 21 out of 28 tournaments played.

Alcott's first major championship victory came at the 1979 Peter Jackson Classic (later renamed the du Maurier Classic), and she went on to win one U.S. Open and the Kraft Nabisco Championship three times.

In fact, the 1991 Kraft Nabisco Championship was her final victory on the LPGA Tour, and it was at that event that she initiated what is now a tradition of the winner leaping into the greenside lake to celebrate.

That win was the 29th of her career. At the time, the LPGA Hall of Fame required at least 30 career wins for entry, and Alcott chased that 30th win in vain over the next several years.

Finally, in 1999, the LPGA switched to a points-based criteria under which Alcott finally gained admission.

From 2001-04, the Office Depot Championship Hosted by Amy Alcott was a part of the LPGA Tour. Following the end of her touring days, Alcott started getting into course design and also hosted a satellite radio program. She has written an instructional book and taped an instructional video.

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