Born and raised in the Upper Peninsula where the golf season is short yet sweet, Becky Iverson became one of the game’s stars with the LPGA .
Without the benefit of high school team competition, Iverson won the Michigan Junior Amateur. Then she made the women’s golf team at Michigan State University where she earned Academic All-America honors. While in college, she also won the Michigan Women’s Amateur Championship.
After graduation, Iverson’s game progressed as she won six times on the mini-tours. Qualifying for the LPGA Tour in 1994, Iverson won the next year at the Friendly’s Classic. The victory featured a second-round 63, a career low.
Her stellar LPGA career was highlighted by 21 top-ten finishes, a tie for runner-up at the Women’s British Open, and being a member of the 2000 U.S. Solheim Cup team.
Iverson had her finest season in 2000 when she recorded seven top 10 finishes. She made her Solheim Cup debut representing the United States against Europe and posted a 2-2 record for the winning Americans.
She is the director of golf at The Bridges Golf Club in Madison, Wis., where she runs a thriving junior program, Iverson remains a positive role model committed to the game and its valuable life lessons.
Year inducted: 2014