Mae Louise Suggs is one of the female veteran golfers from America. She was born on September 7, 1923 in Atlanta, Georgia, and is known by fans and players as “Miss Sluggs” . Her father was a former baseball player who, upon retirement, ran a golf course. When she was just 10 years old, Suggs picked up golf and steadily developed into what became a very successful amateur career.
As an amateur, she won a lot of tournaments in local, state, and regional events. She really got people to notice her when she won two Major Championships during the said time.
Suggs became a force in the golfing world, and she became one of the founding members of the LPGA Tour. As soon as it was established, she quickly made a splash by winning her share of the tour events. As quickly as she made her mark, she also gained a rival in Babe Didrikson Zaharias. Some issues rose when Suggs felt that Zaharias overshadowed her and other players unfairly. In a tournament where Zaharias won back in 1953, Suggs did not want to sign Zaharias’ scorecard when the latter received a ruling in her favor during the final round.
Suggs was a huge asset in the golfing world. She was known not only for her contributions but also for her powerful drives as well as the way she handled the golf ball.
Throughout her very accomplished career, Suggs won a total of 58 wins all on the LPGA tour. As for her Major Championship records, Suggs won a total 11 titles with 3 of the said titles that were won while she was still an amateur.