Wethered in 1953
|Full name||Joyce Wethered, Lady Heathcoat-Amory|
17 November 1901|
New Malden, England
|Died||18 November 1997
Knightshayes Court, Devon, England
|Spouse||Sir John Heathcoat-Amory|
|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.
- 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
- Articles on and by Joyce Wethered
- Joyce Wethered - The greatest Golfer ever?
- Electronic Resources From SoHG Archives
- Joyce Wethered Swing Sequences From SoHG Master Classes
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