Australia’s Best Female Golfers

Women’s golf in Australia is extremely popular and while we are unable to list all the top female players, here are just a few that have enjoyed golfing success.

Jan Stephenson

Jan Stephenson has enjoyed 26 tournament wins as a professional player and in the early 1980s, won three majors in successive years. She turned professional in 1973 and in her first season she enjoyed great success, being named LPGA Rookie of the Year in 1974. She was once considered to be the most successful female golfer in the country.

Karrie Webb

Webb is considered to be the most successful Australian female golfer ever, with a total of 57 tournament wins as a professional. In that figure, there are no less than seven majors, won in a space of just seven years. She now enjoys a place in the World Golf Hall of Fame, after having been inducted in 2005.

Katherine Kirk

Kirk is now part of the LPGA Tour in the US as well as the ALPG Tour. She turned professional in 2003 and in her first two events was the winner. She was the winner of the Canadian Women’s Open in 2008 and during that season finished in the top 10 of the last ten events no less than seven times. At the start of 2009, she enjoyed a win at the ANZ Ladies Masters.

Minjee Lee

In 2014, Lee was ranked as Australia’s top amateur golfer, and she then turned professional in September of that year. Her first victory as a professional was in 2015 at the Kingsmill Championship. She competed for Australia in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil, finishing in joint 7th place. She was second on the money list in 2018 and was a winner – the first female – to win the Greg Norman Medal, for being the best performing Australian golfer internationally.