Opal S. Trout Hill (June 2, 1892 – June 23, 1981)[1][2] was an American professional golfer. She won the Women's Western Open in 1935 and 1936.

Opal Hill
Personal information
Full nameOpal S. Trout Hill
Born(1892-06-02)June 2, 1892
Newport, Nebraska, U.S.
DiedJune 23, 1981(1981-06-23) (aged 89)
Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.
Sporting nationality United States
Career
Turned professional1938
Former tour(s)LPGA Tour (founder)
Professional wins2
Number of wins by tour
LPGA Tour2
Best results in LPGA major championships
(wins: 2)
Western OpenWon: 1935, 1936
Titleholders C'ship7th: 1939
U.S. Women's OpenT18: 1947

Opal Trout was born in Newport, Nebraska but was raised in Kansas City, Missouri.[1] She married Oscar S. Hill, an attorney. As she was suffering from a lingering kidney infection, her doctor recommended mild exercise and she took up golf at the age of 31.[1][3] She won numerous amateur tournaments.

Hill became a golf professional in 1938,[2] and was one of the 13 founders of the Ladies Professional Golf Association in 1950.[4][5]

Hill died in Kansas City, Missouri at the age of 89.[2]

Amateur winsEdit

this list is incomplete

Major championshipsEdit

Wins (2)Edit

Year Championship Winning score Runner-up
1935 Women's Western Open 9 & 7   Mrs. S.L. Reinhart (a)
1936 Women's Western Open 3 & 2   Mrs. Charles Dennehy (a)

Team appearancesEdit

Amateur

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Elliott, Len; Kelly, Barbara (1976). Who's Who in Golf. New Rochelle, New York: Arlington House. p. 92. ISBN 0-87000-225-2.
  2. ^ a b c "Opal Hill: Professional Golfer Helped Organize What Later Became The LPGA". Toledo Blade. Toledo, Ohio. June 24, 1981. Retrieved April 18, 2010.
  3. ^ LPGA profile
  4. ^ "History of Women's Golf in America – From Amateur to Professional" Archived June 15, 2008, at the Wayback Machine (Retrieved on March 10, 2008)
  5. ^ "About the LPGA - Our Founders". LPGA.

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