Mickey Walker (golfer)
|— Golfer —|
|Full name||Michelle Carol Walker|
17 December 1952 |
|Former tour(s)||Ladies European Tour (1979-1992)
LPGA Tour (1974-1981)
|Number of wins by tour|
|Ladies European Tour||6|
|Best results in LPGA major championships
|Women's PGA C'ship||T26: 1977|
|U.S. Women's Open||T28: 1977|
|du Maurier Classic||DNP|
Walker was born in Leeds, Yorkshire, England. She turned professional in 1973 and played on the U.S. based LPGA Tour from 1974 to 1981. Her best finish was a T-2 at the 1976 Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Classic where she lost a four-player playoff to Sandra Palmer.
Walker was a founding member of the Ladies European Tour and won six times on the tour between 1979 and 1984.
Walker was Europe's Solheim Cup captain the first four times the Cup was held (1990, 1992, 1994 and 1996), captaining Europe to its first victory in the competition in 1992. She coached the Great Britain & Ireland Curtis Cup team in 1994, 1996 and 1998.
Walker was head professional at the Warren Golf Club in Essex from 1986 to 2001. She has also worked as a golf coach, radio and television commentator and public speaker. She now leads Golf Tours to Chile, India, Hong Kong and New Zealand on behalf of the British tour operator Jon Baines Tours and teaches golf.
Professional wins (6)
Ladies European Tour wins (6)
- 1979 Carlsberg (York)
- 1980 Lambert & Butler Championship
- 1981 Carlsberg European Championship (St. Pierre)
- 1983 Sands International
- 1984 Baume & Mercier International, Lorne Stewart Matchplay Championship