Celebrate Famous Female Golfers with a Ladies Golf Break in Suffolk

In celebration of ladies golf in Suffolk and at our club here in Thorpeness, we take a look at a selection of the most influential female golfers ever to grace the greens. We are proud of our sport and its appeal to both men and women and hope to see you on our fairways very soon!


Annika Sörenstam
Commonly recognised as the greatest female golfer of all time. Although she hasn’t set any records in regard to tour wins or titles, the manner in which she won her 72 LPGA victories and 10 majors in an era argued to have the sport’s most competitive players have led her to be associated with such a title.

Michelle Wie
The glamour girl of the modern game. Michelle Wie took the world by storm as a child prodigy in 2000 as she became the youngest player to qualify for the USGA Women’s Amateur Public Links Championship at just 10 years old. Turning pro just before her 16th birthday, endorsement deals that have followed have seen her earn in excess of a reported $20million.

Karrie Webb
A recent pro who scooped an impressive seven majors in the 90s and early 2000s. What makes her inspiring is the fact that she won all her majors whilst in her 20s, which with no surprises has seen her become an official member of the World Golf Hall of Fame.

Patty Berg
One of the founding members and first president of the LPGA who became the first winner of the US Women’s Open Championship in 1946. After serving in the marines in the Second World War, Patty ‘Dynamite’ Berg went on to win a record 15 majors.

Babe Didrikson Zaharias
A true sporting wonder. Zaharias played basketball, baseball, tennis, swimming and a vast array of other sports, winning gold and silver Olympic medals in track and field along the way. She even played in four PGA tournaments against men, making the cut in three, and went on to become a founding member of the LPGA. Wow.

Mickey Wright
Heralded by Golf Digest and Golf Magazine as the best female golfer of all time. Wright won a tournament every year between 1956 and 1969, with 82 tour victories and 13 major championships. All of this achieved before retiring at the modest age of 34.

Kathy Whitworth
The first woman to earn one million dollars in career winnings on the LGPA Tour who also tops the list for most tournament wins with a monumental 88. Other accolades include being awarded the LGPA Player of the Year seven times and winning at least a tournament a year for a record 17 consecutive years.

Feeling inspired? Then head on down to Thorpeness Golf Club and get swinging! You could even make a stay of it with a ladies golf break, with unlimited golf on our course.


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