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Here’s a photo from the October 6 1931 edition of the Toronto Daily Star of a woman who had just won an American golf championship.

Helen Hicks (1911-1974) had just won the U.S. women’s amateur championship, beating Glenna Collett Vare in the final. (Ms. Vare has appeared in this blog here. Enid Wilson, the golfer who gave her the lucky charm, has also appeared in this blog.) Two years later, she reached the final again, but lost. She also won the Canadian women’s amateur championship in 1929.

In 1934, she became one of the first women golfers to turn professional, and, in 1950, she was one of the 13 women who founded the LPGA.

The Boston Public Library’s Flickr page has some photos of her.

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