Hall of Champions


Betsy King

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In college, Betsy King often walked past posted fliers announcing weekly FCA meetings. It wasn’t until she joined the LPGA Tour when she fully committed her life to Christ thanks to the influence of fellow FCA Hall of Champions inductee Captain Bill Lewis and a small community of Christ-following players on the Tour. From there, King used her expanding platform as a volunteer at FCA golf camps across the country and on mission trips to Korea, Romania, Japan, Mexico, and Zambia with World Vision and Habitat For Humanity.

King established herself as one the great young golfers of her era at Furman University where she was a part of the 1976 national championship team. After turning pro in 1977, she won her first tournament at the 1984 Women’s Kemper Open. Over the span of a 28-year career, King won 39 LPGA events including six majors. She was named LPGA Player of Year three times and inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1995. King played for the United States in the Solheim Cup five times and was captain of the victorious 2007 squad.

After retiring from the LPGA Tour, King founded Golf Fore Africa, a non-profit organization that brings aid to African children and families through economic development, education and improved living conditions.

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