The Edinburgh Woollen Mill’s Top Female Golfers

As we’ve previously discussed, golf is no longer for Gentlemen Only, and Ladies are most certainly not Forbidden from playing the sport. In fact, women are smashing records everyday on the green, and some have had a huge impact on the game itself and how it is played.

We’ve chosen five female golfers that we believe are the best in the business. Each of them has an unquestionably impressive string of wins under their belts, but we also have our own reasons for holding these golfing pros high in our esteem. Read on to find out our favourite facts about the top female golfers of all time.

Pak Se-ri

Originally from South Korea, Pak Se-ri recently retired from the LPGA tour in 2016. Not only was she the youngest winner of the US Women’s Open at the tender age of 20 – in 1998 – but she was also added to the World Golf Hall of Fame at 29. She was the youngest person to be added while they were alive.

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Babe Didrikson Zaharias

An impressive all-round athlete, Babe’s real name was Mildred Ella Didrikson Zaharias and she joined the LPGA during its founding year, in 1950. Sadly, her career was cut short in 1956, and she died of cancer at the age of 45.

Even so, Babe left a legacy that hasn’t been forgotten. After winning 41 times on the LPGA Tour and also winning 10 major championships, she had helped to change the boundaries of what it means to be feminine.

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Mickey Wright

During her 15-year career, Mickey Wright won 83 LPGA Tour events, and 13 major championships. Wright is also the only player in the LPGA Tour to ever hold all four championship titles at once. Ben Hogan – who is considered one of the top golfers all time – said that Mickey had the best swing he’d ever seen.

Annika Sorenstam

You might find Annika topping many a list of female golfing legends. Not only did this Swedish golfer win 72 LPGA Tour events in her 16-year career, she also made over $22 million in prize money, and she won Player of the Year eight times too – a record she still holds after retiring in 2008.

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Kathy Whitworth

With a world-record 88 LPGA Tour wins, Kathy Whitworth takes first place on our list of the top female golfers. Kathy joined the tour eight years after it was founded in 1958 and she won six major championships too. Second to Annika Sorenstam in terms of Player of the Year awards, Kathy took the prestigious honour seven times, however she also achieved this within eight years!

Now, for your next foray onto the green, why not stock up on ladies’ golf clothes from The Edinburgh Woollen Mill? We’re with you every step of the way! We also have some great men’s golfwear for your other half too!

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