A Notable Marine: Patty Berg

A Notable Marine: Patty Berg

Already well-known in the golf circuit, Patty Berg put her golf career on hold to volunteer for the Marine Corps in 1943. She did a series of national tours to promote war bond sales.

Rank
Second Lieutenant

Unit
Reserve

Operations
World War II

Years Served
1942 to 1945

Cartoon featuring Patty Berg as Marine

Patty Berg on Winning

“Patience and concentration and control and relaxation are all important. Those are the ingredients of a champion.”

Awards and Recognition
Marine Corps Sports Hall of Fame: first female inductee, 2003
First LPGA President
Titleholders Champion: 1937, 1938, 1939
1938 U.S. Women’s Amateur Champion
Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year: 1938, 1943, 1955
1946 U.S. Women’s Open Champion
Women’s Western Open: seven-time winner
Commissioner’s Award, LPGA: 2000
Honorary Chair, Solheim Cup: 2002
All-American Collegiate Hall of Fame
University of Minnesota Women’s Athletic Department Hall of Fame
LPGA Tour Hall of Fame
World Golf Hall of Fame

Minnesota Connection

  • Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1918
  • Minneapolis City Golf Champion after only three years in the sport
  • Finalist in 1935 U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship held at Interlachen in Edina
  • On the University of Minnesota winning team for the Curtis Cup/Women’s Walker Cup
  • University of Minnesota Women’s Athletic Department Hall of Fame
  • Honorary Chair, 2002 Solheim Cup/Interlachen Country Club in Edina, Minnesota

More Information
Wikipedia Article
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Patty Berg swings golf club in tournament

“Patty Berg” by Cushing Memorial Library and Archives, Texas A&M is licensed under creativecommons.org.

Already well-known in the golf circuit, Patty Berg put her golf career on hold to volunteer for the Marine Corps in 1943. She did a series of national tours to promote war bond sales.

Cartoon featuring Patty Berg as Marine

Rank
Second Lieutenant

Unit
Reserve

Operations
World War II

Years Served
1942 to 1945

Patty Berg on Winning

“Patience and concentration and control and relaxation are all important. Those are the ingredients of a champion.”

Awards and Recognition
Marine Corps Sports Hall of Fame: first female inductee, 2003
First LPGA President
Titleholders Champion: 1937, 1938, 1939
1938 U.S. Women’s Amateur Champion
Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year: 1938, 1943, 1955
1946 U.S. Women’s Open Champion
Women’s Western Open: seven-time winner
Commissioner’s Award, LPGA: 2000
Honorary Chair, Solheim Cup: 2002
All-American Collegiate Hall of Fame
University of Minnesota Women’s Athletic Department Hall of Fame
LPGA Tour Hall of Fame
World Golf Hall of Fame

Patty Berg swings golf club in tournament

“Patty Berg” by Cushing Memorial Library and Archives, Texas A&M is licensed under creativecommons.org.

Minnesota Connection

  • Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1918
  • Minneapolis City Golf Champion after only three years in the sport
  • Finalist in 1935 U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship held at Interlachen in Edina
  • On the University of Minnesota winning team for the Curtis Cup/Women’s Walker Cup
  • University of Minnesota Women’s Athletic Department Hall of Fame
  • Honorary Chair, 2002 Solheim Cup/Interlachen Country Club in Edina, Minnesota

More Information
Wikipedia Article
Military Wiki | Fandom Article

Patty Berg

Patty Berg

Second Lieutenant

Martin Brandtner

Martin Brandtner

Lieutenant General

Rod Carew

Rod Carew

Reserve Combat Engineer

Robert E. Cushman, Jr.

Robert E. Cushman, Jr.

General

Mike Farrell

Mike Farrell

Private First Class

Richard Fleming

Richard Fleming

Captain

Orville Freeman

Orville Freeman

Major

John Kline

John Kline

Colonel

Charles W. Lindberg

Charles W. Lindberg

Corporal

Who's absent from roll call?

Who's absent from roll call?

Patty Berg

Patty Berg

Second Lieutenant

Martin Brandtner

Martin Brandtner

Lieutenant General

Rod Carew

Rod Carew

Reserve Combat Engineer

Robert E. Cushman, Jr.

Robert E. Cushman, Jr.

General

Mike Farrell

Mike Farrell

Private First Class

Richard Fleming

Richard Fleming

Captain

Orville Freeman

Orville Freeman

Major

John Kline

John Kline

Colonel

Charles W. Lindberg

Charles W. Lindberg

Corporal

Who's absent from roll call?

Who's absent from roll call?

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