Marion Hollins Inducted to World Golf Hall of Fame

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Marion Hollins Inducted to World Golf Hall of Fame

Already a Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame inductee, East Islip native Marion Hollins was a visionary long before her time in golf.

Hollins received the ultimate honor when she was posthumously inducted to the World Golf Hall of Fame in March along with Tiger Woods.

She was inducted, “for her impact on the game and her contributions to some of the world’s greatest courses.”

She is known as an athlete and as a golf course developer, one of the only known female golf course developers in history. She 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. In her time, she helped develop three world-class golf courses: The Women’s National Golf and Tennis Club in Glen Head, Long Island, New York; Cypress Point Club, and Pasatiempo Golf Club.

Hollins was responsible for hiring Alister MacKenzie to design Cypress Point and Pasatiempo; she was ultimately the reason Bobby Jones hired MacKenzie to design Augusta National Golf Club.