Louise Suggs 's Bio

Louise Suggs was born in Atlanta, Ga., on September 7, 1923. During her brilliant amateur career, she won the Georgia State Women's Championship twice, the Southern Amateur twice, the North-South Championship three times, the Western Amateur twice, the Western Open twice, the 1946 Titleholders, and the 1948 British Open. She was also a member of the Curtis Cup team in 1948. After turning professional in 1948, Louise Suggs won the Western Open again in 1948 and 1953, and repeated her Titleholders win in 1954, 1956, and 1959. Ms. Suggs won the U.S. Women's Open in 1949 and 1952, and was named into the LPGA Hall of Fame. She won the LPGA Championship in 1957. During her professional career, she won 50 LPGA events and served as president of the LPGA in 1956 and 1957.

Louise Suggs was the recipient of the 2007 United States Golf Association Bob Jones Award.