1956 LPGA Tour

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The 1956 LPGA Tour was the seventh season since the LPGA Tour officially began in 1950. The season ran from January 14 to October 21. The season consisted of 25 official money events. Marlene Hagge won the most tournaments, eight. She also led the money list with earnings of $20,235.

The season saw the first tournament outside United States, the Havana Open in Cuba. There were five first-time winners in 1956, Kathy Cornelius, Betty Dodd, Mary Lena Faulk, Mickey Wright, and Joyce Ziske. Wright would win 82 LPGA events in her career, second only to Kathy Whitworth's 88.

The tournament results and award winners are listed below.

Tournament results[edit]

The following table shows all the official money events for the 1956 season.[1] "Date" is the ending date of the tournament. The numbers in parentheses after the winners' names are the number of wins they had on the tour up to and including that event. Majors are shown in bold.

Date Tournament Location Winner Score Purse ($) 1st prize ($)
Jan 15 Sea Island Open Georgia United States Marlene Hagge (4) 152 3,000 630
Jan 22 Tampa Open Florida United States Betsy Rawls (19) 293 4,500 900
Feb 5 Havana Open Cuba United States Louise Suggs (35) 227 4,500 1,000
Feb 12 Serbin Open Florida Uruguay Fay Crocker (4) 144 3,500 630
Feb 19 St. Petersburg Open Florida United States Kathy Cornelius (1) 287 5,000 900
Feb 26 Sarasota Open Florida United States Betsy Rawls (20) 291 5,000 1,000
Mar 5 Jacksonville Open Florida United States Mickey Wright (1) 294 4,500 900
Mar 11 Titleholders Championship Georgia United States Louise Suggs (36) 302 5,000 1,000
Apr 15 Babe Zaharias Open Texas United States Marlene Hagge (5) 219 4,000 900
Apr 22 Dallas Open Texas United States Patty Berg (41) 291 7,500 1,350
Apr 29 Peach Blossom Open South Carolina United States Betsy Rawls (21) 292 4,000 900
Jun 3 Pittsburgh Open Pennsylvania United States Marlene Hagge (6) 293 6,000
Jun 10 Triangle Round Robin Virginia United States Marlene Hagge (7) +50 10,000 2,000
Jun 24 LPGA Championship Michigan United States Marlene Hagge (8) 291 6,500 1,350
Jul 1 Women's Western Open Iowa United States Beverly Hanson (8) 304 5,000 1,000
Jul 8 Syracuse Open New York United States Joyce Ziske (1) 221 6,500 1,316
Jul 29 U.S. Women's Open Minnesota United States Kathy Cornelius (2) 302 6,000 1,500
Aug 5 All American Open Illinois United States Louise Suggs (37) 301 5,000 1,000
Aug 12 World Championship Illinois United States Marlene Hagge (9) 298 14,000 6,000
Aug 19 St. Louis Open Missouri Uruguay Fay Crocker (5) 288 4,000 880
Aug 26 Denver Open Colorado United States Marlene Hagge (10) 284 4,000 800
Sep 16 Clock Open California United States Marlene Hagge (11) 292 4,500 900
Oct 7 Kansas City Open Missouri United States Mary Lena Faulk (1) 214 5,000 880
Oct 14 Arkansas Open Arkansas United States Patty Berg (42) 287 4,000 880
Oct 21 Lawton Open Oklahoma United States Betty Dodd (1) 214 4,000 880

Awards[edit]

Award Winner Country
Money winner Marlene Hagge  United States
Scoring leader (Vare Trophy) Patty Berg (3)  United States

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