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Woman Behind Development of Augusta National to be Inducted Into World Golf Hall of Fame

Marion Hollins, the woman who helped develop Augusta National and Cypress point, will be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2021.

“When you start reading about Marion Hollins, you realize what a trailblazer she was. In her era, she didn’t have many resources with the status of women in sports and golf. To be that kind of trailblazer with that kind of enthusiasm and energy and get into course development and design is very inspirational. She was an advocate for women and changed the landscape of the game,” said Annika Sorenstam, part of the Hall of Fame’s selection committee, to the Associated Press

Hollins will be inducted alongside Tiger Woods. 

Marion Hollins PHOTO: U.S. Library of Congress

About Hollins 

Hollins is known as one of the only known female golf course developers in history.

In her time, she helped developed three world class golf courses: The Women’s National Golf and Tennis Club, Cypress Point Club, and Pasatiempo Golf Club.

Hollins was responsible for hiring Alister MacKenzie to design Cypress Point and Pasatiempo; she was the reason that Bobby Jones hired MacKenzie to design Augusta National Golf Club, home of The Masters. 

She was also a golfer. 

Hollins won the 1921 U.S. Women’s Amateur and was runner-up in 1913. She also had many other amateur wins. 

She was the captain of the first U.S. Curtis Cup team in 1932.

She dies of cancer in 1944 at the age of 51. 

In 2002, Hollins was inducted posthumously into the Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame on Long Island in the Golf and Historic Recognition Categories. 

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