1994 Colorado Golf Hall of Fame Inductee
Helen Hyman was born in Denver, Colo., in 1912. She graduated from East High School and attended Chevy Chase finishing school for girls in Washington D.C. Helen married her childhood sweetheart Edwin N. Hyman in 1932. Helen's amateur golf career began that same year at the Green Gables Country Club. Over the next 50 years she was women's club champion a record 24 times. In 1942 she won the Cherry Hills Invitational Match Play Tournament. By that time Hyman had become a force to be reckoned with on the state level. In 1944 she upset pre-tournament favorite Mrs. Murray Gose of Colorado Springs in the state Match Play Championship en route to the title. Hyman won the state Match again in 1948 and was runner-up four times -- in 1945, 1947, 1952 and 1965. In 1950 Hyman won the Denver Women's Invitational (now the CWGA Stroke Play Championship). She was also a four-time runner-up in that tournament.
While remaining competitive in the women's mid-amateur ranks Hyman also began competing as a senior in 1965. Hyman won the Colorado Senior Women's Championship from 1964 to 1967 and again in 1974. A testament to Hyman's outstanding career was her 1963 invitation to play in the LPGA Sears Classic in Fort Pierce, Florida. During that tournament Hyman played with Mickey Wright. Her 62 years of championship golf have been recognized by two tournaments named in her honor, one at Green Gables Country Club and one at her winter home in Boca Raton, Florida.