Shirley Englehorn

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Shirley Englehorn
— Golfer —
Personal information
Full name Shirley Englehorn
Born (1940-12-12) December 12, 1940 (age 74)
Caldwell, Idaho
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Nationality  United States
Turned professional 1959
Former tour(s) LPGA Tour (1959–79)
Professional wins 12
Number of wins by tour
LPGA Tour 11
Other 1
Best results in LPGA major championships
(Wins: 1)
Western Open 3rd: 1967
Titleholders C'ship T6: 1964
LPGA Championship Won: 1970
U.S. Women's Open T3: 1964
du Maurier Classic T52: 1979

Shirley Englehorn (born December 12, 1940[1]) is an American former professional golfer. She won 11 tournaments during her LPGA Tour career, including one major, the 1970 LPGA Championship.

Amateur career[edit]

Englehorn was born in Caldwell, Idaho.[1] She was introduced to golf by Shirley Spork, one of the thirteen founders of the LPGA, and also studied with Johnny Revolta, an 18-time PGA Tour winner and 1935 PGA Championship victor. She won many amateur and open events, including the McCall Open in 1957 and 1958, the Idaho Open from 1957 to 1959 and the Pacific Northwest Amateur in 1958. She also won the Oregon Open in 1959 and was the youngest player ever to receive the Dorothy Pease Trophy (Trans-Miss) at the age of 15.

Professional career[edit]

Englehorn turned pro in 1959 and joined the LPGA Tour. She won her first tournament in 1962 at the Lady Carling Open.[1] She would go on to win a total of 11 events on the LPGA Tour, including one major championship, the 1970 LPGA Championship. She led the tour in wins with four in 1970. In 1965, she suffered injuries in an automobile accident and missed much of the season.[1] She was awarded the Ben Hogan Award in 1969 by the Golf Writers Association of America in honor of her successful comeback from injuries. She had surgery on her ankle in 1971 and 1973 and in each case returned to compete. She later became a golf instructor, and won the LPGA Teacher of the Year Award in 1978. Her last LPGA appearance was in 1979.[1]

Professional wins (12)[edit]

LPGA Tour wins (11)[edit]

LPGA Tour major championships (1)
Other LPGA Tour (10)
No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 Jul 22, 1962 Lady Carling Open +4 (74-77-75=226) 3 strokes United States Mary Mills
2 Sep 9, 1962 Eugene Open −4 (75-69-79-69=292) 7 strokes United States Jackie Pung
3 Jul 7, 1963 Lady Carling Eastern Open +4 (71-79-71=221) 2 strokes United States JoAnne Carner (a)
4 Aug 9, 1964 Waterloo Women's Open Invitational −5 (72-71-68=211) 4 strokes United States Ruth Jessen
5 May 22, 1966 Babe Zaharias Open −1 (71-68-70=209) 2 strokes United States Kathy Whitworth
6 Sep 17, 1967 Shirley Englehorn Invitational −3 (71-70-69=210) Playoff United States Kathy Whitworth
7 Aug 10, 1968 Concord Open −2 (77-76-76=229) 3 strokes United States Sandra Haynie
8 May 17, 1970 Johnny Londoff Chevrolet Tournament E (74-74-68=216) 2 strokes United States Carol Mann
9 May 31, 1970 O'Sullivan Ladies Open −6 (71-68-71=210) Playoff Australia Margie Masters
10 Jun 7, 1970 Lady Carling Open −9 (72-67-71=210) 1 stroke United States Carol Mann
11 Jun 13, 1970 LPGA Championship −7 (70-70-75-70=285) Playoff United States Kathy Whitworth

LPGA Tour playoff record (3–2)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 1963 Rock City Ladies Open United States Barbara Romack Lost to par on third extra hole
2 1966 Alamo Ladies' Open United States Sandra Haynie Lost to birdie on third extra hole
3 1967 Shirley Englehorn Invitational United States Kathy Whitworth Won with par on second extra hole
4 1970 O'Sullivan Ladies Open Australia Margie Masters Won with birdie on first extra hole
5 1970 LPGA Championship United States Kathy Whitworth Won 18-hole playoff (Englehorn:74, Whitworth:78)

Other wins (1)[edit]

Major championships[edit]

Wins (1)[edit]

Year Championship Winning score Margin Runner-up
1970 LPGA Championship −7 (70-70-75-70=285) Playoff 1 United States Kathy Whitworth

1 Won in an 18-hole playoff. Englehorn:74, Whitworth:78

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Shirley Englehorn biography at". Retrieved December 23, 2012. 

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