Lynn Zmistowski

Inducted 2000

Lynn Zmistowski won the Minnesota Junior Girls Championship twice, the Minnesota Women’s Public Links Championship twice, and was twice the Minnesota Women’s Amateur champion. Then she moved to Colorado and won the CWGA Match Play Championship twice (1971 and ’75) and was twice the women’s club champion at the Country Club at Castle Pines. Seven times—six with partner Katie Fiorella—Zmistowski claimed the CWGA better-ball crown. And if you multiply two by six, you’ll have the number of times she won the women’s club title at Denver’s Willis Case Golf Course.

She’s played in the U.S. Women’s Amateur and Women’s Mid-Amateur Championships; four Women’s Trans-Nationals; was three times the low amateur in LPGA Tour events; competed in the South Atlantic Women’s Amateur; and participated in two Women’s Western Amateur Championships and four Broadmoor Ladies’ Invitationals.

Enough reason for membership in the Colorado Golf Hall of Fame? Well, playing the game is just part of the picture for Lynn Z, as she is called by her friends. Giving back to the game is high on her list of golf priorities. She has served on the USGA Women’s Handicap Procedures Committee; captained the Girls Junior America’s Cup team; chaired the CWGA Course Rating Committee that re-rated every Colorado course to calculate a Slope Rating value; and served on the CWGA Board of Directors. Along the way, she’s received the Sportswomen of Colorado’s Contribution to Sports Award and been named Lady Amateur Golf Player of Colorado by the Colorado PGA.

“If amateurs did not volunteer, “ Lynn Z observes, “there wouldn’t be any tournaments on the amateur or the professional levels. Through volunteering, I have the opportunity to give back to the game what the game has given to me.”

And giving back has brought Lynn Z into membership in the Colorado Golf Hall of Fame.

AwardM.A. McLaughlin