1952: Patty Berg records a 64 at Richmond CC, the lowest round of any woman at that point

Patty Berg

1952: Patty Berg shoots a world record!

On this day, In 1952 Patty Berg shot a 64 during the Richmond Open which was, at the time, the lowest score ever posted by a woman in golf.  She did it over the 6,339 yard Richmond layout from the regulation tee’s.  She shot a 30 on the front nine and a 34on the back for a total of 64.  The previous holder of the world record was shared by Ms. Babe Didrikson Zaharias & Opa’ Hill at -66-.

Berg credited her success to her brand new putter which she bought just a day before from Pat Markovich, who was the Pro at Richmond CC.

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