Who, after playing an exhibition game with her in 1930, did Bobby Jones declare possibly the best golfer ever, man or woman?

Joyce Wethered.

More about Bobby Jones declaring possibly the best golfer ever

  • The Exhibition Match was played over the Old Course at St, Andrews. Joyce played off the men’s back markers alongside Bobby Jones and shot 75.
  • Jones then made the statement, “I have not played golf with anyone, man or woman, amateur or professional who made me feel so utterly outclassed.
  • Joyce was influential in getting the Curtis Cup started and was the playing captain of the Great Britain and Ireland team in the first year the event was played, 1932.
  • She was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1975. This is the Hall of Fame entry for Joyce Wethered.
  • This video gives us a look at the swing Bobby Jones so complimented. It’s a bit grainy due to the era but we can see the components of a great swing such as drive of her lower body, the full arc and follow through, and the relative stillness of the head.

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