Shirley Ruth Englehorn (born December 12, 1940) is an American former professional golfer. She won 11 tournaments during her LPGA Tour career, including one major, the 1970 LPGA Championship.
|Full name||Shirley Ruth Englehorn|
|Born||December 12, 1940|
Caldwell, Idaho, U.S.
|Height||5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)|
|Sporting nationality||United States|
|Former tour(s)||LPGA Tour (1959–79)|
|Number of wins by tour|
|Best results in LPGA major championships|
|Western Open||3rd: 1967|
|Titleholders C'ship||T6: 1964|
|Women's PGA C'ship||Won: 1970|
|U.S. Women's Open||T3: 1964|
|du Maurier Classic||T52: 1979|
Born and raised in Caldwell, Idaho, Englehorn was introduced to golf by Shirley Spork, one of the thirteen founders of the LPGA, and also studied with Johnny Revolta, an 18-time PGA Tour winner and the PGA Championship victor in 1935.
She won many amateur and open events, including the McCall Open in 1957 and 1958, the Idaho Open from 1957 to 1959 and the Pacific Northwest Amateur in 1958. She also won the Oregon Open in 1959 and was the youngest player ever to receive the Dorothy Pease Trophy (Trans-Miss) at the age of 15.
After graduation from Caldwell High School in 1958, Englehorn turned pro at age 18 in 1959 and joined the LPGA Tour. She was sponsored by the Athletic Round Table of Spokane from 1960 through 1962. Despite a career-threatening equestrian accident in Georgia in March 1960, Englehorn recovered and won her first tournament at age 21 in July 1962 at the Women's Eastern Open in Sutton, Massachusetts. She won a total of 11 events on the LPGA Tour, including one major championship, the LPGA Championship in 1970 in a playoff over Kathy Whitworth, her third victory at Sutton.
Englehorn led the tour that season in wins with four. Five years earlier in 1965, she suffered injuries in an automobile accident and missed much of the season. Englehorn was awarded the Ben Hogan Award in early 1968 by the Golf Writers Association of America in honor of her successful comeback from injuries. She had surgery on her ankle in 1971 and 1973 and in each case returned to compete. She later became a golf instructor, and won the LPGA Teacher of the Year Award in 1978. Her last LPGA appearance was in 1979.
Professional wins (12)Edit
LPGA Tour wins (11)Edit
|LPGA Tour major championships (1)|
|Other LPGA Tour (10)|
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||To par||Margin
|1||Jul 22, 1962||Eastern Open||74-77-75=226||+4||3 strokes||Mary Mills|
|2||Sep 9, 1962||Eugene Open||75-69-79-69=292||−4||7 strokes||Jackie Pung|
|3||Jul 7, 1963||Lady Carling Eastern Open||71-79-71=221||+4||2 strokes||JoAnne Carner (a)|
|4||Aug 9, 1964||Waterloo Women's Open Invitational||72-71-68=211||−5||4 strokes||Ruth Jessen|
|5||May 22, 1966||Babe Zaharias Open||71-68-70=209||−1||2 strokes||Kathy Whitworth|
|6||Sep 17, 1967||Shirley Englehorn Invitational||71-70-69=210||−3||Playoff||Kathy Whitworth|
|7||Aug 10, 1968||Concord Open||77-76-76=229||−2||3 strokes||Sandra Haynie|
|8||May 17, 1970||Johnny Londoff Chevrolet Tournament||74-74-68=216||E||2 strokes||Carol Mann|
|9||May 31, 1970||O'Sullivan Ladies Open||71-68-71=210||−6||Playoff||Margie Masters|
|10||Jun 7, 1970||Lady Carling Open||72-67-71=210||−9||1 stroke||Carol Mann|
|11||Jun 13, 1970||LPGA Championship||70-70-75-70=285||−7||Playoff||Kathy Whitworth|
LPGA Tour playoff record (3–2)
|1||1963||Rock City Ladies Open||Barbara Romack||Lost to par on third extra hole|
|2||1966||Alamo Ladies' Open||Sandra Haynie||Lost to birdie on third extra hole|
|3||1967||Shirley Englehorn Invitational||Kathy Whitworth||Won with par on second extra hole|
|4||1970||O'Sullivan Ladies Open||Margie Masters||Won with birdie on first extra hole|
|5||1970||LPGA Championship||Kathy Whitworth||Won 18-hole playoff (Englehorn:74, Whitworth:78)|
Other wins (1)Edit
|1970||LPGA Championship||−7 (70-70-75-70=285)||Playoff 1||Kathy Whitworth|
1 Won in an 18-hole playoff. Englehorn:74, Whitworth:78
- "Shirley Englehorn biography at about.com". Retrieved December 23, 2012.
- "Women golf pros tour". The Age. Melbourne, Australia. April 11, 1972. p. 31.
- "Shirley Englehorn wins playoff easily". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. Associated Press. June 16, 1970. p. 13.
- Missildine, Harry (August 11, 1960). "Shirley and friends visit Spokane". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. p. 14.
- "Shirley Englehorn captures first professional golf win". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. Associated Press. July 23, 1962. p. 9.
- "Shirley home to recuperate". Spokane Daily Chronicle. Washington. UPI. April 27, 1960. p. 20.
- Fraley, Oscar (May 10, 1961). "Miss Englehorn learned fighting spirit from Bantam Ben". The Dispatch. Lexington, North Carolina. UPI. p. 12.
- "Shirley visits home folks". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. Associated Press. August 21, 1962. p. 14.
- "Idaho miss gains win". Spokane Daily Chronicle. Washington. Associated Press. July 23, 1962. p. 13.
- Missildine, Harry (June 13, 1966). "Tourney honors Shirley Englehorn". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. p. 10.
- "Miss Englehorn award winner". Pittsburgh Press. UPI. December 27, 1967. p. 47.
- Mullin, Bob (September 10, 1962). "Englehorn wins Open by 7 strokes". Eugene Register-Guard. Oregon. p. 2B.