We were saddened to hear of the recent passing of a Kentucky Golf Hall of Fame Member. Mary Lou Daniel Crocker passed away on January 27 at the age of 71, after being diagnosed with cancer only two short months before. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends at this difficult time.
Ms. Crocker was a Louisville native who was inducted to the Kentucky Golf Hall of Fame in 2010. She captured the U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship in 1962, and is one of only seven Kentuckians to have won a USGA Championship. She also captured the Western Junior Championship that year. She earned a scholarship to play golf with the men’s team at the University of Kentucky, and was the first and only woman to earn a letter in a men’s varsity sport at the University of Kentucky. She won the Women’s Kentucky State Amateur Championship in 1965, and went on to a successful LPGA Tour career, highlighted by a win at the 1973 Marc Equity Classic.
The USGA has posted a really nice article on Ms. Crocker’s life and it can be found by clicking here > >
A memorial will be held on Monday, February 1st at Rolling Oaks Funeral Home in Coppell, Tx. A celebration of life for Mary Lou will be held at a later date in Louisville, KY.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Clearview Hope Veterans, P.O. Box 30196 East Canton, Ohio 44730 or Scottish Rite Hospital, Attn: Learn To Golf, 2222 Welborn St. Dallas TX 75219.
To view Ms. Crocker’s obituary … click here > >