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Posted: 9/10/99

Profile: Mae Murray Jones

Mae Murray Jones literally grew up at the Rutland Country Club where her family lived in a house just off the second green. She was the only one of Club Pro Jim Murray's four children to show an interest in golf. She had plenty of opportunity to learn and develop her game under "Daddy's" watchful eyes. Later on, winters spent at the Mid-Pines Club in Southern Pines, North Carolina helped add polish to her game. With such a start, it was not surprising that she went on to become one of this country's leading women golfers of her era.

The record of her tournament successes include six Vermont State Women's Championships, one Eastern Amateur, four New England Women's Championships, and a runner-up in the USGA's women's Championship. Her name is in the record book as a winner of the longest extra hole match in this competition. All of this culminated in her selection for the 1952 U.S. Curtis Cup team. By coincidence, the matches with the British team were held in Carnoustie, Scotland, the birthplace of her father. A plaque in the clubhouse at Carnoustie bears the inscription - "One of Carnoustie's own".

After her marriage, she retired from serious competition with only an occasional tournament. Following the death of her husband and her mother-in-law (Mrs. H.B. Jones), she moved to Southern Pines, North Carolina. The Rutland Country Club is proud of her and her accomplishments and thanks her for putting this Club in the record books along with herself.

The above write-up is in the RCC Clubhouse alongside her picture.