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Collett, Glennalocked

(20 June 1903–03 February 1989)
  • Carl M. Becker

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Collett, Glenna (20 June 1903–03 February 1989), champion golfer, was born in New Haven, Connecticut, the daughter of George H. Collett, a life insurance agent, and Ada Wilkinson. Collett, the leading woman golfer in the United States in the 1920s and early 1930s, became interested in golf as a teenager accompanying her father on a course in Providence, Rhode Island. At fourteen she took her first lessons from John Anderson of the Metacomel Club in Providence; he helped her develop the rhythmic swing that was her hallmark. Later, she received instruction from ...

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