Des Moines | Inducted 1995 | Category: Amateur Golfer

Des Moines native Lucille Robinson Mann was a dominate player (when she played) in Iowa, Nebraska and Wisconsin.  Overall, she captured 13 state women’s amateur championships – five in Iowa, three in Wisconsin, and five in Nebraska.

Lucille occasionally stepped onto the national stage winning the 1933 Women’s Western Amateur which led to being selected to the U. S. Curtis Cup team. Her peak of success came in 1941 when she won both the Women’s Western Amateur and the Trans-Mississippi Championship.

In addition to her five wins in the Iowa Women’s Amateur she won five Des Moines City Championships between 1926 and 1934.  After marrying Russell Mann and moving to Wisconsin she won three consecutive Wisconsin State Amateurs, 1938-40. She won five of six Nebraska state championships starting in 1950 after they had moved to Lincoln, Nebraska.

Lucille is also a member of the Des Moines Sunday Register’s Sports Hall of Fame.

Career Highlights

  • 5-time Iowa Women’s Amateur Champion – 1929, 31 – 34    
  • 2-time Women’s Western Amateur Champion – 1933 & 1941    
  • Trans-Mississippi Women’s Amateur – 1941
  • 3-time Wisconsin Women’s Amateur Champion – 1938, 39 & 40
  • 5-time Nebraska Women’s Amateur Champion – 1950 – 53 & 55
  • 5-time Des Moines City Women’s Champion
  • U. S. Curtis Cup Team Member – 1934
Lucille Mann with Patty Berg
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