STAMFORD, Conn. -- Happy Birthday To Stamford’s Jane Geddes!
Jane Geddes, who has owned a home in Stamford, turns 54 on Wednesday. The golfer was born February 5, 1960, in Huntington, N.Y.
She played college golf at Florida State University and was a member of the school's national championship team in 1981. She joined the LPGA Tour in 1983, posting runner-up finishes three times from 1984 to 1985.
She broke through for her first professional victory by winning the 1986 U.S. Women's Open by defeating Sally Little in an 18-hole playoff. The year 1987 was her best, as she posted five victories, including the Mazda LPGA Championship. In all, seven of her 11 career wins came from 1986 to 1987
She won twice in 1991 and her last win was at the 1994 Chicago Challenge. She finished in the Top 20 on the money list nine times and posted 14 Top 10 finishes in majors in addition to her two major championship wins.
She was recognized during the LPGA's 50th Anniversary in 2000 as one of the LPGA's top-50 players and teachers. In January 2007, she joined the LPGA Tour as Senior Director of Tournament Business Affairs and was promoted to Senior Vice President of Tournament Operations and Players Services in 2009. In September 2011, she left the LPGA to become VP of Talent Relations for World Wrestling Entertainment. She currently resides near Stamford, Connecticut with her husband and their twins.