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Betty Hicks

Professional Golfer
Female
Born Nov 16, 1920
Hometown Long Beach, Calif...
Died Feb 20, 2011
Death Place Aptos, California
College Long Beach City C...
Other Names Newell, Betty Hicks

Elizabeth M. "Betty" Hicks was an American professional golfer, golf coach and teacher, aviator, and author. She also competed under her married name, Betty Hicks Newell. Hicks was born in Long Beach, California. As an amateur golfer, she won the 1941 U.S. Women's Amateur and was Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year. She turned professional later that year.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1920 Birth Born on November 16, 1920.

TWENTIES

1941 20 Years Old Hicks was born in Long Beach, California. As an amateur golfer, she won the 1941 U.S. Women's Amateur and was Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year. … Read More
1944 23 Years Old She won the All American Open, which would later become a LPGA Tour event, in 1944. … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

1996 75 Years Old In 1996, she co-authored "Patty Sheehan on Golf" with Patty Sheehan.
1999 78 Years Old …  In 1999, she won the Ellen Griffin Rolex award for her efforts in helping the LPGA grow and in teaching the game of golf to women. Hicks is sometimes confused with contemporary Helen Hicks, who won the U.S. Women's Amateur in 1931. Hicks died on February 20, 2011, from Alzheimer's disease.
2006 85 Years Old In 2006, she wrote "My Life: From Fairway to Airway" which chronicles her life in golf and her second career as a pilot.
2011 90 Years Old Died on February 20, 2011.
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