Female pioneer, an Alister MacKenzie design disciple and U.S. Women’s Amateur champion, wins posthumous induction with Woods in Class of 2021
Announced: By the World Golf Hall of Fame, that the late Marion Hollins will be inducted into the shrine next year, officials announced Friday. Hollins was selected through the contributor category for her legacy as an early-20th-century architect and golf pioneer. She will join Tiger Woods, who was announced last month as a 2021 inductee, in entering the hall. Hollins played key roles in the design of two iconic California courses, helping Alister MacKenzie develop Cypress Point and Pasatiempo. She ultimately led to MacKenzie’s hiring by Bobby Jones to design Augusta National Golf Club, site of the annual Masters Tournament. Greg McLaughlin, the hall’s chief executive, called Hollins “a principal force of the game, the visionary of some of today’s greatest courses.” Hollins, the 1921 U.S. Women’s Amateur champion and the captain of the inaugural U.S. Curtis Cup team in 1932, died in 1944 at age 51. Annika Sorenstam, a hall-of-famer and co-chair of the selection committee, called Hollins “a trailblazer” who was “an advocate for women and changed the landscape of the game.” More members of the 2021 class will be announced, the hall said.
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