Janice Moodie



Janice C. Moodie is a Scottish professional golfer who plays mainly on the U.S.-based LPGA Tour but is also a member of the Ladies European Tour.

Moodie was born in Glasgow. At age 11, she was taught to play golf by her mother, a former 6-handicap amateur, at Windyhill Golf Club in Bearsden, Scotland. At age 16, she left school and started working in a grocery store and Greaves sporting-goods shop in Glasgow. She saved for many years to play competitive amateur golf. During this period she won the 1992 Scottish Women's Strokeplay Championship and represented Great Britain and Ireland in the Curtis Cup in 1994 when her win over Carol Semple Thompson in the final singles match kept the Curtis Cup in GB&I by virtue of the GB&I win in 1992. She also played in the 1996 Espirito Santo Trophy World Amateur Team Championship where she finished 2nd.

Moodie enrolled at San Jose State University to play collegiate golf for the Spartans, graduating in 1997 with a degree in psychology. She turned professional in 1997 and qualified for the LPGA Tour by tying for 21st at the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament to earn non-exempt status for the 1998 season. In 2000 she claimed her maiden victory at the ShopRite LPGA Classic, becoming only the second Scot to win on the LPGA Tour and made her Solheim Cup debut at Loch Lomond Golf Club in her native Scotland.

In 2002, Moodie won her second LPGA title at the Asahi Ryokuken International Championship. At the start of 2004, Moodie was inducted into the National Golf Coaches Association (NGCA) Hall of Fame.

In 2005 she represented Scotland in the inaugural Women's World Cup of Golf in South Africa and was part of the International Team at the first staging of the Lexus Cup - and for 2006 and 2007. 

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