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Golf News: - Posted 22nd November 1997

Joyce Wethered dies aged 96

London - Joyce Wethered, who Bobby Jones once said was the greatest golfer – man or woman – he had ever seen, has died just two days after her 96th birthday.

Wethered, who later became Lady Heathcote-Amory, won the Ladies' British Open Amateur championship four times and held the English championship five times in a row.

She also won the Worplesdon mixed foursomes eight times with seven different partners.