Born in Charleston, SC, Beth Daniel had won 29 tournaments on the LPGA Tour in a 16 year career at the time of her induction. She needed only one more win in a major championship, or six more victories of any type to qualify for the LPGA Hall of Fame.
Daniel was an All-American at Furman in the early 1970s and went on to win the US Women’s Amateur in 1975 and 1977. She was a member of the US Curtis Cup Teams in 1976 and 1978.
Everyone was confident that Daniel would be a major success on the LPGA Tour, and she disappointed no one.
Turning professional in 1979, Daniel made an immediate impact on the LPGA Tour. She won five events in 1980 and three in 1981, leading the tour’s money list in both of those years. Again in 1990, she led the LPGA Tour in money winnings, capturing her only major victory to date, The LPGA Championship, in that same year.
Beth Daniel was inducted into the Carolinas Golf Hall of Fame in 1994.