|Full name||Bettye Jane Mims Danoff|
May 21, 1923|
|Died||December 22, 2011
|Height||5 ft 2 in (1.57 m)|
|Former tour(s)||LPGA Tour (founding member)|
|Best results in LPGA major championships
|U.S. Women's Open||15th: 1952|
Danoff began playing golf at age 6. Her parents had opened a driving range and nine-hole golf course in Grand Prairie Texas. She also played under the names Bettye Mims White and Bettye Mims Danoff.
The LPGA Tour wasn't founded until 1950. Before then, she four straight Dallas Women's Golf Association Championships in addition to two Texas Women's Amateur Championship. In 1947, she defeated Babe Zaharias, 1 up, in the Texas Women's Open. Zaharias had won 17 consecutive tournaments before losing to Danoff. Also before her LPGA days, Danoff played exhibitions with PGA Tour stars.
Danoff was a mother to three daughters who traveled with her as she played off the LPGA Tour. After the death of her husband in 1961, Danoff played in a limited number of tournaments. She was the LPGA Tour's first grandmother.
- 1947 Texas Women's Amateur
- 1948 Texas Women's Amateur
Professional wins (1)
- "LPGA Tour founder Danoff dies at 88". THV. The Sports Network. December 22, 2011. Archived from the original on January 13, 2012. Retrieved December 10, 2015.
- LPGA Tour founding member Bettye Danoff dies in Texas at 88
- Jameson, Diringer In Texas Finals
- Mrs. Betty Danoff Wins Hardscrabble Golf Title Chicago Daily Tribune, October 10, 1953
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