Joyce Ziske (born May 20, 1934), also known as Joyce Ziske Malison, is an American professional golfer.

Joyce Ziske
Personal information
Full nameJoyce Ziske Malison
Born (1934-05-20) May 20, 1934 (age 89)
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Sporting nationality United States
ResidenceWaterford, Wisconsin
SpouseTom Malison
Turned professional1955
Former tour(s)LPGA Tour (1955–60)
Professional wins5
Number of wins by tour
LPGA Tour4
Best results in LPGA major championships
(wins: 1)
Western OpenWon: 1960
Titleholders C'shipT5: 1959
Women's PGA C'shipT3: 1958
U.S. Women's Open2nd: 1960

As an amateur, Ziske won the Wisconsin Women's Amateur twice and the North and South Women's Amateur. She played on the 1954 Curtis Cup team.

Ziske turned professional on February 8, 1955, and played on the LPGA Tour from 1955 to 1960. In 1960 she won the Women's Western Open which was one of the LPGA major championships at that time. She had her best finish in the U.S. Women's Open that same year, placing second. She retired from professional golf in 1960 after marrying Tom Malison in June 1961, but she played competitively at least once.[1]

In 1975, she was elected to the Wisconsin Golf Hall of Fame.

Amateur wins edit

this list may be incomplete

  • 1949 District Junior Girls Golf Invitational Tournament
  • 1952 Milwaukee County Women's Tournament, Wisconsin Women's Amateur
  • 1954 Palm Beach Women's Amateur, North and South Women's Amateur, Wisconsin Women's Amateur

Professional wins edit

LPGA Tour wins edit

LPGA major is shown in bold.

Other wins edit

Major championships edit

Wins (1) edit

Year Championship Winning score Margin Runner-up
1960 Women's Western Open +9 (79-75-76-72=301) Playoff1   Barbara Romack

1 Won on second hole of sudden-death playoff.

Team appearances edit


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