Elaine Rosenthal



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A three-time Women's Western Amateur champion, Elaine Rosenthal compiled an impressive amateur record while playing out of Ravisloe Country Club. As an 18-year-old in only her second national tournament, Rosenthal was runner-up in the 1914 U.S. Women's Amateur. In 1917 Rosenthal won the Women's North and South Championship and then temporarily retired from competition, devoting all her time to working with the Red Cross and the Women's Auxiliary to the Navy. In 1918, she toured the East Coast and the Midwest with golf greats Bobby Jones, Perry Adair and Alexa Stirling, as the foursome raised money for the Red Cross playing exhibition matches. While playing the Midwest, this famous foursome was often joined by Chick Evans and Walter Hagen. Upon returning to competitive amateur golf, Rosenthal, who played the later part of her career under her married name of Elaine Reinhart, won her third Western title in 1925. She was spoken of by many as the successor to Glenna Collett as America's greatest woman golfer.

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