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Full name  Amy Alcott
Turned professional  1975
Other  4
Height  1.68 m

Professional wins  33
Role  Golfer
Nationality  United States
Name  Amy Alcott
LPGA tour wins  29
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Born  February 22, 1956 (age 59) Kansas City, Missouri (1956-02-22)
Current tour(s)  LPGA Tour (joined 1975)
Residence  Santa Monica, California, United States
Similar People  JoAnne Carner, Betsy King, Patty Sheehan, Hollis Stacy, Donna Caponi

ANA Inspiration  Won: 1983, 1988, 1991

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Amy Alcott (born February 22, 1956) is an American professional golfer and golf course designer. 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. She is part of the architectural team which designed the golf course for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.


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Professional career

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Alcott was born in Kansas City, Missouri. She won the U.S. Girls' Junior in 1973, turned pro in 1975 at age 18. Her first victory came in just her third start as a professional at the Orange Blossom Classic on the LPGA Tour. She went on to be named LPGA Tour Rookie of the Year. Alcott won four tournaments in a year three times, in 1979, 1980, and 1984. Her best year came in 1980, when in addition to those four victories she also won the LPGA Vare Trophy for lowest scoring average, finished second five times and was in the Top 10 in 21 out of 28 tournaments played.

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Alcott's first major championship victory came at the 1979 Peter Jackson Classic (later renamed the du Maurier Classic). She went on to win the U.S. Women's Open in 1980 and the Nabisco Dinah Shore in three times, in 1983, 1988, and 1991. The 1991 Nabisco Dinah Shore was her final victory on the LPGA Tour. After her win at the 1988 Dinah Shore, Alcott initiated what is now a tradition of the winner leaping into a greenside lake to celebrate.

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That win was the 29th of her career. At the time, the LPGA Hall of Fame required at least 30 career wins for entry. Alcott chased for the 30th win in vain over the next several years. In 1999, the LPGA switched to a points-based criteria under which Alcott gained admission and she was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame.

From 2001 to 2004, the Office Depot Championship Hosted by Amy Alcott was a part of the LPGA Tour. Following the end of her touring days, Alcott started working in golf course design and also hosted a satellite radio program. She has written an instructional book and taped an instructional video. Alcott, who is Jewish, is also a member of the National Jewish Museum Sports Hall of Fame. In July 2007, Alcott accepted the position as girls' golf coach at Harvard-Westlake School in North Hollywood, California.

LPGA Tour wins (29)

LPGA Tour playoff record (4–5)

Other wins (4)

  • 1980 Pioneer Cup
  • 1981 Mitsukoshi International Golf Tournament, Mr. Goodwrench Invitational (with Larry Nelson)
  • 1986 Mazda Champions (with Bob Charles)
  • Results timeline

    Results not in chronological order before 2015.

    ^ The Women's British Open replaced the du Maurier Classic as an LPGA major in 2001.
    ^^ The Evian Championship was added as a major in 2013.
    DNP = did not play.
    CUT = missed the half-way cut.
    "T" = tied
    WD = withdrew
    Green background for a win. Yellow background for a top-10 finish.


  • Most consecutive cuts made – 31 (1983 Kraft Nabisco Championship – 1990 U.S. Open)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 5 (1979 du Maurier Classic – 1981 LPGA)
  • Team appearances


  • Handa Cup (representing the United States): 2006 (winners), 2007 (winners), 2008 (winners), 2009 (winners), 2010 (winners)
  • References

    Amy Alcott Wikipedia

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