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Bettye Danoff

Bettye Danoff

(1923 – 2011)

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Bettye Danoff

Bettye Danoff
(1923 – 2011)

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(1923 – 2011)
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About Bettye
This is an online tribute dedicated to Bettye Danoff. Bettye Mims Danoff was an American professional golfer. She was one of the 13 founding members of the LPGA tour in 1950.
Born Bettye Mims, she began playing golf at age 6. Her parents had opened a driving range and nine-hole golf course in Grand Prairie Texas. She also played under the names Bettye Mims White and Bettye Mims Danoff.
The LPGA Tour wasn't founded until 1950. Before then, she four straight Dallas Women's Golf Association Championships in addition to two Texas Women's Amateur Championship. In 1947, she defeated Babe Zaharias, 1 up, in the Texas Women's Open. Zaharias had won 17 consecutive tournaments before losing to Bettye Danoff. Also
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before her LPGA days, Bettye Danoff played exhibitions with PGA Tour stars.
Bettye Danoff was a mother to three daughters who traveled with her as she played off the LPGA Tour. She was the LPGA Tour's first grandmother.
Bettye Danoff died on the 22nd of December 2011. This memorial is dedicated to her memory. May she rest in peace.
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Bettye Danoff

This is an online tribute dedicated to Bettye Danoff. Bettye Mims Danoff was an American professional golfer. She was one of the 13 founding members of the LPGA tour in 1950.
Born Bettye Mims, she began playing golf at age 6. Her parents had opened a driving range and nine-hole golf course in Grand Prairie Texas. She also played under the names Bettye Mims White and Bettye Mims Danoff.
The LPGA Tour wasn't founded until 1950. Before then, she four straight Dallas Women's Golf Association Championships in addition to two Texas Women's Amateur Championship. In 1947, she defeated Babe Zaharias, 1 up, in the Texas Women's Open. Zaharias had won 17 consecutive tournaments before losing to Bettye Danoff. Also...

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