- Post by: mcalibrary
- December 18, 2023
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Millie Balon has been an active sportswoman all her life, but as a Female Golfer he has been in a class by herself.
From 1958 through the present, she’s been the outstanding female Golfer in our area. As a matter of fact, from 1958 through 1983, a 25-year period, she won the Woman’s Championship at Fountain Springs Country Club 22 of 25 times. In 1984 she joined Indian Hills Country Club and won their Ladies Championship in 1984, 1985, 1987 and 1988.
At Fountain Springs, she was the only Female Golfer to shoot Par (71), and on one occasion won the Schreck Memorial Handicap Trophy, a feat never before accomplished by a woman.
Millie is a member of the Pennsylvania Ladies Golf Association and the Central Pennsylvania Ladies Golf Association. She once played an exhibition match with Golf Professional Betsy Rawls, which she considers her greatest sports thrill.
Millie was previously inducted in the Jerry Wolman Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame in 1976, but our Chapter felt it was important she be part of our group.