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Support the Handbook today. No thank you, I am not interested in ing. Ransdell Jameson, and she later relocated to San Antonio, Texas. When Betty was only eleven years old, her mother gave her money to cover the greens fee and rent clubs to play at a public golf course near Dallas. The money was well-invested; by her fourteenth birthday she had a state championship title and was the first female athlete in history to represent a Dallas high school varsity sports team.
After she won her second state title inJameson attended the University of Texas at Austin and was mentored by professional golfer and coach Harvey Penick. By she had won fourteen ificant amateur championships, but the outbreak of World War II almost completely suspended tournament play due to needed support for the war effort.
She was working as a reporter for the San Antonio Light in when she ed a three-year contract with the sporting goods manufacturer Spalding, which began her career as a professional golfer. As a pro she established herself when she became the first female golfer to score a sub score in a hole tournament on her way to winning the U. The Vare Trophy is still awarded today. Jameson won twelve events during her professional career before she retired in In the decade before her death, she lived on ificantly restricted means.
No longer able to play golf due to carpal tunnel syndrome, she spent her free time painting. The Handbook of Texas Women project has its own dedicated website and resources. New York TimesFebruary 9, Palm Beach PostFebruary 9, The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.
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