Beverly Ann Hansen is a former American professional golfer who was born on December 5, 1924 in Fargo, North Dakota. She attended college at Mills College, University of North Dakota and in the University of Wisconsin, and graduated at the age of 19 with a Bachelors Degree of Arts major in Journalism. She was also involved in a civic orchestra as a bassoon player.
She served as a professional at the MacGregor Golf Company and was trained by Ralph Kingsrud, Helen Dettweiler, Les Bolstand and Jerry Barber.
In 1944, she started playing golf. Between 1949 and 1950, she won several California and Southern California Ladies championship titles. She also won the 1949 Texas Open tournament title. By 1950, she won the National Amateur title, as well as her second Texas Open title. In that same year, she also became a member of the United States Curtis Cup Team. By 1951, she turned professional, winning the Eastern Open title. In 1954, she was votes as the “Most Improved Professional of 1954” by Golf Digest Magazine. By 1955, she became the LPGA Championship winner and the Battle Creek Open title holder. Then, in 1956, she won the Western Open title. And by 1958, she won the Titleholders Championship title, played at the Augusta Country Club in Augusta, Georgia.
At present, Hansen is residing in La Quinta, California, and occasionally in Sun Valley, Idaho. And aside from golf, she also likes to write, do photography, and knitting. She was also previously employed as an Editorial staff at Fargo Forum.