1953 LPGA Tour

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The 1953 LPGA Tour was the fourth season since the LPGA Tour officially began in 1950. The season ran from January 15 to October 18. The season consisted of 25 official money events. Louise Suggs won the most tournaments, nine. She also led the money list with earnings of $19,816.

This season also saw the introduction of the Vare Trophy for the lowest scoring average, won by Patty Berg. There was only one first-time winner in 1953, Jackie Pung.

The tournament results and award winners are listed below.

Tournament results[edit]

The following table shows all the official money events for the 1953 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 18 Tampa Open Florida United States Louise Suggs (16) 288 5,000 1,250
Feb 8 Serbin Miami Beach Open Florida United States Betty Jameson (8) 222 5,000 875
Feb 14 Boca Raton Weathervane Florida United States Beverly Hanson (3) 148 3,000 750
Mar 1 Sarasota Open Florida United States Babe Zaharias (33) 217 3,517 875
Mar 8 Jacksonville Open Florida United States Patty Berg (25) 214 875
Mar 15 Titleholders Championship Georgia United States Patty Berg (26) 294 2,200 1,000
Mar 22 Betsy Rawls Open South Carolina United States Louise Suggs (17) 216 3,500 875
Mar 29 New Orleans Women's Open Louisiana United States Patty Berg (27) 227 3,500 875
Apr 5 Babe Zaharias Open Texas United States Babe Zaharias (34) 217 875
Apr 12 Phoenix Weathervane Arizona United States Patty Berg (28) (tie)
United States Louise Suggs (18)
148 3,000
Apr 16 Palm Springs Open California United States Jackie Pung (1) 145 3,000 750
Apr 19 San Diego Open California United States Louise Suggs (19) 144 3,500 750
Apr 26 Bakersfield Open California United States Louise Suggs (20) 149 3,500 875
May 3 San Francisco Weathervane California United States Louise Suggs (21) 149 3,000 750
May 10 Barbara Romack Open California United States Betsy Rawls (11) 145 3,236 875
May 17 Reno Open Nevada United States Patty Berg (29) 151 3,500 875
May 31 Philadelphia Weathervane Pennsylvania United States Louise Suggs (22) 146 3,000 750
May 31 144 Hole Weathervane various United States Louise Suggs (23) 593 5,000 5,000
Jun 7 Eastern Open Pennsylvania United States Betsy Rawls (12) 293 5,000 1,250
Jun 20 Women's Western Open Georgia United States Louise Suggs (24) 6 & 5 1,000
Jun 28 U.S. Women's Open New York United States Betsy Rawls (13) 302 7,500 2,000
Jul 5 Triangle Round Robin New Jersey United States Jackie Pung (2) +38 7,500 1,500
Aug 3 All American Open Illinois United States Patty Berg (30) 308 1,000
Aug 9 World Championship Illinois United States Patty Berg (31) 300 12,000 5,000
Oct 18 Fort Worth Open Texas United States Betsy Rawls (14) 5 & 4 1,500 500

Awards[edit]

Award Winner Country
Money winner Louise Suggs  United States
Scoring leader (Vare Trophy) Patty Berg  United States

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