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Dorothy Germain Porter (1924-2012)

Dorothy Germain Porter (1924-2012)

(Class of 2019)

Born in Philadelphia on April 3, 1924, Dorothy Germain Porter lived the majority of her adult life in Southern New Jersey, playing out of the Riverton Country Club in Cinnaminson until her death. Her five USGA national championships have her tied for sixth-most among women. 

When she won the last of her four U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur titles in 1983, the 34-year span from the date of her victory in the 1949 U.S. Women’s Amateur became the longest in USGA history for women. She won the Philadelphia Amateur in six different decades; the last in 1992 at the age of 68. Porter won the New Jersey State Golf Association Women’s Amateur Championship in 1964.





  • 1949 U.S. Amateur
  • 1977, 1980, 1981 and 1983 U.S. Senior Amateur
  • Low Amateur, 1952 U.S. Open
  • 1943, 1944 and 1967 Western Amateur
  • 1969 Eastern Amateur
  • 1964 New Jersey Women’s Amateur
  • 1946, 1952 and 1955 Pennsylvania Amateur
  • Nine victories in Philadelphia Amateur (WGAP) between 1946 and 1992
  • 1939, 1940 and 1941 Philadelphia Junior (WGAP)
  • 1950 Curtis Cup (player)
  • 1966 Curtis Cup (captain)


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