Pung, Jackie

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Pung, Jackie Gender: F
born on 13 December 1921 at 03:19 (= 03:19 AM )
Place Honolulu HI, USA, 21n18, 157w51
Timezone HST h10w30 (is standard time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 21°02' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 00°58 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 07°50'


American pro athlete, a golfer who was Hawaii's first woman U.S. Amateur Golf Champion. In 1957 she won the Women's Open with her last stroke. However, at hole 4, her score was incorrectly recorded. She signed the scorecard. Under the rules she was responsible for catching the error. Even though she had won the competition and her total score was correct, she was disqualified soon after she was declared the winner.

Born into a golfing family, her dad was President of the Hawaiian Golf Club and he introduced her to the game when she was very young.In 1938, when she was not even 17, she won Hawaii's Women’s Amateur Championship for first time. She won that and three others. In 1952 she won her first US Women's Amateur Championship. She turned professional that year and won several tournaments until her retirement in 1964. In 1965 she began teaching golf in Hawaii and taught well into her 80s. Her husband Barry died in 1978. In 1992 she was diagnosed with diabetes.


  • Health : Medical diagnosis 1992 (Diabetes)
  • Work : Prize 1952 (US Women's Amateur Championship)
  • Death of Mate 1978
  • Work : Retired 1964 (From pro golf)
  • Work : Begin Major Project 1965 (Golf teacher)

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes data from Betty Dunn's book, 'Jackie Pung: Women's Golf Legend' (2005), p. 1: 'At 3:19 am on Tuesday morning December 13, 1921, a star was born in Honolulu's old Kapiolani Maternity Hospital on Beretania Street.'


  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Diabetes/ Hypoglycemia
  • Vocation : Sports : Golf
  • Notable : Awards : Sports Championship