Helen Alfredsson is definitely a unique personality in and out of the world of Golf. Aside from golf, Helen has raced dragsters, pursued a career in modeling, and has even learned to ride a Harley-Davidson. It is no wonder that Helen is known as “the wild one”.
Helen was born on April 9, 1965 in Gothenburg, Sweden. Though she is a Swedish professional golfer, she plays mainly on the US based LPGA Tour. Helen is also a lifetime member of the Ladies European Tour. While she was in her amateur golfing career, Helen represented her country in the European Junior and Senior Team championships. She also played in the Espirito Santo Trophy World Amateur Team Championship in the years 1986 and 1988 and was part of the Swedish team. Aside from her team accomplishments, Helen was also able to perform quite well by herself. She was a six-time Swedish national champion in the years 1981-1984, 1986 and in 1988. While Helen was busy finishing her college degree, she was also busy playing on the Swedish Telia Tour. She played the tour five times and won at least once every year. Helen finally turned pro on January 1, 1989.
Before even playing for the LPGA, Helen began her professional career by playing in the Ladies European Tour. In her debut year, Helen was awarded the Rookie of the Year in 1989. A year later, Helen won the Women’s British Open. In 1991, Helen won the LET twice and won once in the ALPG and Japanese tours. For her magnificent performance at the LPGA Final Qualifying tournament, Helen was given an exempt status for the 1992 LPGA tour season.
In the LPGA, Helen was given the Rookie of the Year award in the year 1992. Helen has won six LPGA events including an LPGA major which was the Nabisco Dinah Shore in 1993. Helen still continued playing in the European circuit where she won eleven events. In 1998, she finished at the top of the European money list. Helen has always been sought after to become a member of the European team for the Solheim Cup. In fact, Helen was a member of the European team in the Solheim Cup for five times. In 2007, Helen was made captain of the European Solheim Cup team.