Elaine Rosenthal

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Elaine V. Rosenthal in 1915

Elaine Virginia Rosenthal Reinhart (July 3, 1896 — May 12, 1993)[1] won the Women's Western Amateur golf championship in 1915, 1918, and 1925.[2][3] Her home course was the Ravisloe Country Club in Homewood, Illinois.[2]


She was born as Elaine Virginia Rosenthal on July 3, 1896, in Chicago, Illinois to Benjamin Jefferson Rosenthal and Hannah W. Stumer. She won the Women's Western Amateur championship in 1915 and 1918. She married Sylvain Louis Reinhardt of Dallas, Texas on December 10, 1921, in Chicago, Illinois. Her husband was on the Yale Bulldogs football team at Yale University.[3][4] She won the Women's Western Amateur championship a third time in 1925 at the Glen View Country Club.[3] Her combined three-day score was a 256, beating her closest rival, Virginia Wilson, who scored a 264. She also defeated the previous champion, Lucia Mida, who scored a 274.[2][3]

Rosenthal also won the North and South Women's Amateur in 1917 and finished runner-up to Katherine Harley in the 1914 U.S. Women's Amateur.


She was inducted into the Illinois Golf Hall of Fame in 1995.[2]

Tournament wins[edit]


  1. ^ Pruter, Robert (May 24, 2021). "Elaine V. Rosenthal: Became Chicago's First Great Female Golfer Despite Anti-Jewish Restrictions of the Day;". The World of Early Amateur & Youth Sports in Chicago.
  2. ^ a b c d "Elaine Virginia Rosenthal". Illinois Golf Hall of Fame. Archived from the original on March 6, 2016. Retrieved January 11, 2015.
  3. ^ a b c d "Women's Western". Time. June 30, 1924. Retrieved January 11, 2015.
  4. ^ "Miss Rosenthal Becomes Bride of S. L. Reinhart. Former Gold Champion is Wed at Blackstone". Chicago Tribune. December 11, 1921. Retrieved January 11, 2015.