Hezlet, c. 1907
|Full name||Mary Elizabeth Linzee Hezlet|
29 April 1882|
|Died||27 December 1978
Sandwich, Kent, England
Irish Ladies Close Championship
In 1899, at the golf course in Newcastle, County Down, May Hezlet defeated Rhona Adair to win the first of her five Irish Ladies Close Championships, three of which came in succession from 1904 to 1906. In two of those victories her sister Florence was the runner-up.
British Ladies Amateur
She won the British Ladies Amateur title in 1899, becoming the youngest-ever winner of the championship—an age record that still stands. Hezlet won the British Ladies Amateur again in 1902 then in 1904 at Scotland's Royal Troon Golf Club she lost in the final to Lottie Dod. She won her third British title in 1907 and her fifth Irish Ladies Close Championship in 1908 at the Royal Portrush Golf Club.
Writer of golf books
Hezlet published a book titled Ladies Golf in 1904 that was immensely popular. A second edition was published 1907 with an additional updating chapter. In 1912, she contributed to The New Book of Golf by Horace G. Hutchinson.
Death and legacy
- Hezlet, May. "On the Links". Books.Google.com. Google.com. Retrieved 14 April 2015.
- May Hezlet (1907). Ladies' Golf. Hutchinson.
- Hutchinson, Horace G. (1912). The New Book of Golf. London, England: Longmans, Green & Co. Retrieved 18 April 2015.
- "The Bishop of Tuam". The Times. The Times Digital Archive. 25 May 1923. p. 14.
- "May Hezlet - the greatest ever". The Irish Times. Retrieved 20 May 2018.