Joyce Wethered

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Joyce Wethered
Joyce Wethered 1953.jpg
Wethered in 1953
Personal information
Full name Joyce Wethered, Lady Heathcoat-Amory
Born (1901-11-17)17 November 1901
New Malden, England
Died 18 November 1997(1997-11-18) (aged 96)
Knightshayes Court, Devon, England
Nationality  England
Residence Knightshayes Court
Spouse Sir John Heathcoat-Amory
Status Amateur
Achievements and awards
World Golf Hall of Fame 1975 (member page)

Joyce Wethered, Lady Heathcoat-Amory (17 November 1901 – 18 November 1997) was a golfer widely regarded as the greatest British woman player of all time.

Joyce learned the game as a child, as did her brother Roger, who lost a playoff for the 1921 Open Championship. Joyce won the British Ladies Amateur four times (1922, 1924, 1925, and 1929) and the English Ladies' champion for five consecutive years (1920–24).

She married Sir John Heathcoat-Amory in 1937, and became Lady Heathcoat-Amory. Her play and swing were greatly admired by Bobby Jones, the American champion of the same era. Jones, who played several exhibition rounds with her, had a very high regard for her game. She essentially retired from competitive play by 1930.

She played most of her golf at (and was a member of) Worplesdon Golf Club in Surrey. She was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1975.

An exhibition of memorabilia can be seen at Knightshayes Court in Devon, where she lived.

Team appearances[edit]


  • Vagliano Trophy (representing Great Britain & Ireland): 1931 (winners)
  • Curtis Cup (representing Great Britain & Ireland): 1932 (playing captain)


  • Wethered, Joyce Golfing Memories and Methods (1933) Hutchinson

Knighthayes, National Trust guide 2013, ISBN 978-1-84359-430-7

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