Friends of Bobby Jones Golf Club Inc was established as a Florida Not For Profit organization on March 17, 2013, Bobby Jones' 111th birthday.
Our Mission is to enhance the experience at BOBBY JONES GOLF CLUB for City of Sarasota and area residents and visitors; and to help effect, through sponsorship of projects, programs and events, the Four Initiatives.
GOLF QUOTE OF THE WEEK
“Golf is very much like a love affair. If you don’t take it seriously, it’s no fun, but if you do, it breaks your heart. Don’t break your heart, but flirt with the possibility.”
- Louise SuggS, LPGA, September 7, 1923 - August 7, 2015
Atlanta-born World Golf Hall of Fame member (with Bobby Jones and Donald Ross), inducted into LPGA Hall of Fame (Charter Member), International Women's Sports Hall of Fame, LPGA Teaching and Club Professional Hall of Fame, (first woman inducted into) Georgia Sports Hall of Fame (with Bobby Jones). LPGA Co-Founder and President (1955-1957), USGA Bob Jones Award Winner. Elected in 2015 as one of the first female members of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews.
3-time winner of North and South Amateur at Donald Ross-designed Pinehurst No. 2, U.S. Women’s Amateur Champion at Donald Ross-designed Franklin Hills Country Club, British Ladies Amateur champion (at Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club, site of Bobby Jones' 1926 Open Championship victory), 2-time Women’s Southern Amateur Champion (held this year at Donald Ross-designed Sara Bay Country Club in Sarasota), 2-time Women’s Western Amateur Champion, 2-time Georgia Women’s Amateur Champion, member of victorious Curtis Cup team.
Winner of 61 professional tournaments, 11-time Major Champion, Winner (first woman) of career Grand Slam, 2-time U.S. Women’s Open Champion (in her rookie year by a still-record 14 strokes), 4-time Titleholders Champion at Donald Ross-designed Augusta Country Club, 4-time Women’s Western Open Champion, LPGA Championship winner.
LPGA tournament winner 13 consecutive years, won 8 professional tournaments including a major in 1953.
2-time Tampa Women's Open champion at Donald Ross-designed Palma Ceia Golf & Country Club, French Lick Open champion at Donald Ross-designed French Lick Springs Resort, Havana Open champion at Donald Ross-designed Havana Yacht and Country Club, Jacksonville Ladies Open champion at Donald Ross-designed Brentwood Municipal Golf Course, Golden Circle of Golf Festival champion at DeSota Lakes Golf & Country Club in Sarasota FL.
2-time LPGA leading money winner in 1953 ($19,816) and 1960 ($16,892), LPGA Vare Trophy winner, author of Par Golf for Women and Golf For Women.
The LPGA awards the Louise Suggs Trophy to its Rookie of the Year.
Nicknamed “Miss Sluggs” by entertainer Bob Hope.
Established the Bobby Jones Golf Club course record at 7-under par 67 to finish runner-up for $700 in 1955 Sarasota Open, noting she “didn’t miss a shot.”
Mae Louise Suggs, one of the best and most influential players in history, passed in Sarasota this Friday, August 7th at age 91.
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