Carol Semple Thompson inducted into World Golf Hall of Fame

Posted November 13, 2008 - Western Pennsylvania Golf Association - Contact

Sewickley’s Carol Semple Thompson was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame for lifetime achievement at the World Golf Village in St. Augustine, Florida. The 2008 class includes players Bob Charles, Craig Wood, and Denny Shute, who won the 1937 PGA Championship at Pittsburgh Field Club. Others inducted were golf writer Herbert Warren Wind and architect Pete Dye, a longtime friend of Carol.

Joined by family and friends for the dinner ceremonies, Carol was introduced to the gathering by Judy Bell, former USGA President, 1996-97. Among Carol Semple Thompson’s numerous achievements are seven USGA championships, a British Women’s Amateur, more than twenty Pennsylvania Women’s State Amateur victories, and playing in over 100 USGA national championships.