British female golfers have made several records and won many trophies in different golf championships. Karen Stupples, Laura Davies, and Alison Nicholas are some of the top British female golfers. There are many other female players from England who have made several records in different golf championships. Let’s get to the list of famous English golf players of all times.
Top 15 famous British female golfers
1. Laura Davies
Laura Davies is the only non-American women golf to be on the top of the money list of LPGA tours. She also has earned several Ladies European tours. First in 1985, second in 1986, 1992, 1996, 1999, 2004, and 2006. She has 84 professional wins Worldwide in her whole career. She is the first female golfer to win a championship in the five continents of the World. In 2014, she was picked up for the World Golf Hall of Fame for her outstanding golf career.
2. Karen Stupples
Karen Stupples is a famous British female golfer; now living in the US state of Florida. In 1998, she entered into her professional career by tying at the 52nd position to earn non-exempt status. Year after, she went to Hawaii where she started her debut season to earn an exempt status.
In the first season she finished at the 8th position. During the final qualifying round, she finished at the 17th position to earn the exempt status for the 2000 season. In the 2000-2003 era, she earned 7 top 10 finishes.
Later in 2004, she turned into a star English female golf player by finishing at the 2nd position in the ANZ Ladies Masters in Australia. She carded the best 72-hole raw score in LPGA tour history. She won the maiden title, Welch’s Fry Chamshiop by fives strokers. This made her eligible to enter in the Ladies European tour.
At the tour she started to earn her points for the 2005 Solheim Cup. It followed up by winning the Women’s British Open at Sunningdale. This earned her double eagle title in the LPGA major championships. She is the second ever women’s golf player to earn the double eagle title in the LPGA tournaments. In her career, she earned 2 LPGA tour wins and 2 ladies European tour championships.
3. Alison Nicholas
Alison turned professional in the year, 1984, as she entered in the Ladies European Tournament. Beside, LPT, she also joined the LPGA championship in the same year. In 1987, she won the British Women’s Open championship. In 1997, she won the US Women’s Open championship. Year later, she was selected for the Member of the Order of the British Empire, in Queen’s Birthday honors list owing to her services to women’s golf. In 2002, she became the life time member of Ladies European Tours.
4. Trish Johnson
Trish is one of the Best British female golfers in the history. Her victories started in 1983 as she won the South Western Championship. In 1984, she again won the championship title. She won the British Amateur championship title in the year 1985. In the same year she also won the England Strokeplay Championship title. She also appeared in the 1986 Espirito Santo Trophy World Amateur Golf Team Championships and the Curtis Cup. She won 19 titles in Ladies European tours and 3 titles in LPGA tours. Alongside with Laura Davies she represented England in 2007 Women’s World Cup of Golf.
5. Pamela Barton
Pamela was an English professional golf player from London. She won the French International Ladies Golf Championship in the year 1934. In 1936, Pamela won the British Amateur Championship title. After that, she traveled to the New Jersey, US, where she won the US Amateur Championship title. She died at the age of 26 in an Air crash. In 2001, Robert McCord, published the book, 100 best women’s golf player, and ranked Pamela Barton on the 34th position.
6. Rebecca Hudson
Rebecca Hudson is a top British female golfers who started her career in the year 1994. In 1994, she won the Yorkshire Girls championship. Her victories continues as she won Yorkship girls championship in 1995, 1997, and 1998. She started her professional career in 2002 by joining Ladies European Tour. In 2006, she won her first title in the Ladies European Tour at the Ladies Central European Open. Along with Trish Johnson, she won European Team Championship for England.
7. Lottie Dod
Charlotte Lottie Dod was an English tennis player who has also played several other sports including golf. She won the British Amateur Championship held at Royal Troon Golf Club, South Ayrshire. She is the only women in British history to hold both the Women’s tennis Champion and the Women Golf Championship titles.
8. Samantha Giles
Giles was on 28th October, 1994, Plymouth, England. She has her interests in golf since the age of 11. She has won several titles as an amateur player and as a professional. Her achievements are: 2014 English Women mid-amateur, 2015 Cornish Women’s Championship, and the 2016 English Women’s Amateur Champion. In 2016, she was named Plymouth Herald Amateur Sports Personality of the year.
9. Kitrina Douglas
Kitrina Douglas was a top British female golfer, who played in the 1982 Great Britain & Ireland Curtis Cup. She also won the British Ladies Amateur in the year 1982. After her career, she started as a columnist in the BBC Online golf sport. She also achieved Ph.D in the psychology of international women golfers at the Bristol University.
10. Jodi Ewart Shadoff
Jodi Ewart was a professional English golfer who played on the LPGA tours and Ladies European tour. She was the member of the winning Britain and Irish team in Curtis Cup against United States. Ewart married Adam Shadoff, famous WOFL-Channel sport’s anchor.
11. Holly Clyburn
Holly Clyburn was the member of winning team of the Great Britain, in 2012 Curtis Cup. She also has several titles including her win of the March 2005 ALPG season ending event, Bing Lee Fujitsu NSW Women’s Open. It was her first win in an ALPG tour.
12. Lisa Hall
Hall is the winner of 1996 Women’s Welsh Open championship. She started her professional career in the year 1991. In 1997 she joined United State based LPGA series in which she came in the top 10 for about 3 times. Because of that she was named as the rookie of the year.
13. Lora Fairclough
Lora is a winner of four individual tournaments on LET (Ladies European) tours. She made 5 times top 10s from the year 1993 to 1999. She was also a member of British team for Solheim Cup of Golf.
14. Georgia Hall
Georgia is the winner of 2013 Women Amateur Golf Championship. On her ALPG tour she won the Oates Victorian Open title. Her best finished are at 2017 Women’s Golf Championship, finishing at the 3rd position.
15. Muriel Dodd
Muriel Dodd was an English golfer, the winner of the 1913 British Ladies Amateur. She also won the Canadian women’s in the same year. She also played for the US Women’s Amateur, lost at the semi-final to Gladys Ravenscroft.