Mary Dorothy Kirby's Bio

Mary Dorothy Kirby was born in West Point, Ga., on January 15, 1920. She attended the Washington Seminary in Atlanta, learning to play golf under the tutelage of Howard "Pop" Beckett at the Brookhaven Country Club. Ms. Kirby went on to become one of the most consistent women golfers in the country during the 1940s and 1950s. Her greatest golf achievement was winning the 1951 U.S. Women's Amateur. In addition, she was a runner-up in the tournament twice. Ms. Kirby was a member of the Curtis Cup golf team four times, and five times won the Georgia Women's Amateur. She also claimed titles in the North-South Tournament and the Southern Amateur.