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The Handbook of Texas is free-to-use thanks to the support of readers like you. Support the Handbook today. Ransdell Jameson, and she later relocated to San Antonio, Texas. When Betty was only eleven years old, her mother gave her money to cover the greens fee and rent clubs to play at a public golf course near Dallas.
The money was well-invested; by her fourteenth birthday she had a state championship title and was the first female athlete in history to represent a Dallas high school varsity sports team. After she won her second state title in , Jameson attended the University of Texas at Austin and was mentored by professional golfer and coach Harvey Penick. By she had won fourteen ificant amateur championships, but the outbreak of World War II almost completely suspended tournament play due to needed support for the war effort. She was working as a reporter for the San Antonio Light in when she ed a three-year contract with the sporting goods manufacturer Spalding, which began her career as a professional golfer.
As a pro she established herself when she became the first female golfer to score a sub score in a hole tournament on her way to winning the U. The Vare Trophy is still awarded today. Jameson won twelve events during her professional career before she retired in In the decade before her death, she lived on ificantly restricted means.
No longer able to play golf due to carpal tunnel syndrome, she spent her free time painting. New York Times , February 9, Palm Beach Post , February 9, The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style , 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry. All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law. If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.
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