Betty Jameson was a golf child prodigy. By the age of 13, she had won her first tournament trophy on Tenison golf course in Dallas, and her success continued throughout the rest of her career. At the age of 15, she competed in the Southern Women's Amateur Championship and won. Before she was 19, Jameson won four Texas Women's Amateur crowns. As a teenager, she won the Women's Trans-Miss, the Women's Western and the Women's United States Amateur in the same year. After turning pro, Jameson became the first woman to crack 300 for a 72-hole event by winning the 1947 U.S. Open Championship with a score of 295. She also was one of 11 female pros who organized the Ladies Professional Golf Association. Jameson was inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 1968.

Betty Jameson

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