Mickey Walker (golfer)

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Mickey Walker
Personal information
Full nameCarol Michelle Walker
Born (1952-12-17) 17 December 1952 (age 66)
Leeds, England
Nationality England
Career
Turned professional1973
Former tour(s)Ladies European Tour (1979-1992)
LPGA Tour (1974-1981)
Professional wins6
Number of wins by tour
Ladies European Tour6
Best results in LPGA major championships
ANA InspirationDNP
Women's PGA C'shipT26: 1977
U.S. Women's OpenT28: 1977
du Maurier ClassicDNP

Carol Michelle "Mickey" Walker OBE (born 17 December 1952) is an English professional golfer.

Walker was born in Leeds, Yorkshire, England. She turned professional in 1973 and played on the U.S.-based LPGA Tour from 1974 to 1981. Her best finish was a T-2 at the 1976 Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Classic where she lost a four-player playoff to Sandra Palmer.[1]

Walker was a founding member of the Ladies European Tour and won six times on the tour between 1979 and 1984.

Walker was Europe's Solheim Cup captain the first four times the Cup was held (1990, 1992, 1994 and 1996), captaining Europe to its first victory in the competition in 1992. She coached the Great Britain & Ireland Curtis Cup team in 1994, 1996 and 1998. She has been appointed captain of the 2019 European team for the Junior Solheim Cup at Gleneagles.

Walker was head professional at the Warren Golf Club in Essex from 1986 to 2001. She works as a golf coach, radio and television commentator and public speaker. She leads golf tours around the world, including Chile, India, New Zealand, Turkey, France and Mauritius and teaches golf.

Professional wins (6)[edit]

Ladies European Tour wins (6)[edit]

  • 1979 Carlsberg (York)
  • 1980 Lambert & Butler Championship
  • 1981 Carlsberg European Championship (St. Pierre)
  • 1983 Sands International
  • 1984 Baume & Mercier International, Lorne Stewart Matchplay Championship

Team appearances[edit]

Amateur

  • Vagliano Trophy (representing Great Britain & Ireland): 1971 (winners)
  • Curtis Cup (representing Great Britain & Ireland): 1972

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