Helen Hyman

Inducted 1994

Denver native Helen Hyman graduated from East High School in 1930 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 Wilma 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.

Helen Hyman died in 2007 at the age of 95. Her 62 years of championship golf have been recognized by two tournaments named in her honor, one at the erstwhile Green Gables Country Club and one at her winter home in Boca Raton, Florida.

Warren SmithWilliam K. Jewett