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Frances Rich - Texas and Georgia Amateur Champion

Frances Rich

Frances Rich began her amateur golf career in Georgia.  After earning a Physical Education degree from the University of Georgia, Miss Rich claimed the Georgia Women’s Match Play Championship in 1954.  After relocating to Texas, it didn’t take her very long to establish herself in her new home state.  She worked as a stockbroker with Goodbody and Co. in Dallas and won the WTGA State Amateur Championship in 1956.

Rich also distinguished herself with her service activities throughout her career.  During World War II, she served with the Navy WAVES, a women’s organization that provided support for the war effort.  She was also a proud member of the Red Cross and American Legion Auxiliary.  Rich served the game of golf as the President of the Georgia Women’s Golf Association before her move to Texas.  She was a member of the USGA Senior Women’s Committee.
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