Champion: Georgianna M. Bishop

Georgianna M. Bishop (1878-1971) was a leading amateur golfer in the early days of women’s golf, and Connecticut’s first national champion.  From a prominent Bridgeport family, she played at Brooklawn Country Club and was later made an honorary member. In 1904, she became Connecticut’s first national champion when she won the USGA Women’s Amateur Championship at the Merion Golf Club in Pennsylvania. Over the next 25 years, Bishop compiled an amateur record approached by few golfers anywhere, playing in seventeen U.S. Amateur Championships and travelling to England with the first U.S. Women’s team to play the British. A four-time winner of the Connecticut amateur championship in the 1920s, Bishop was among the first inductees in the Connecticut Golf Hall of Fame.