Pung, Jackie

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Pung, Jackie Gender: F
Jacqueline Nolte Liwai
born on 13 December 1921 at 03:19 (= 03:19 AM )
Place Honolulu, Hawaii, 21n18, 157w52
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°49'


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.

Jackie Pung died on 15 March 2017 in Hawaii.

Link to Wikipedia biography


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

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
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (95)
  • Vocation : Sports : Golf
  • Notable : Awards : Hall of Fame (Hawaii Golf Hall of Fame (1988))
  • Notable : Awards : Sports Championship