Golf’s Martha O’Bryan O’Boyle made a bunch of historical records on the golf course. But in her life off the course, she established herself as an inspirational figure.
Born in Springfield, Mo., O’Boyle was paralyzed in both her legs when she was 15. But she refused to be silent and now inspires women across the world with her determination and determination to achieve.
Growing up, O’Boyle worked as a carnival barker to save money for college. She went on to become a trailblazer on the golf course. As a member of the Women’s Golf Association, she was the first to begin the sport of golf for the benefit of women. She helped transform women’s golf and launched it to greater heights.
In the early 1900s, until a series of table tennis injuries ended her playing career in 1916, O’Boyle dominated women’s golf. In the years that followed, O’Boyle helped broaden the sport’s appeal and serve as a pioneer for the growth of women’s golf. In the 1930s, she competed in the Belmont Stakes on a seven-foot-four-inch frame.
O’Boyle’s story has been honored by the likes of President Barack Obama, TaylorMade Golf, the PGA and many others.
O’Boyle is considered by many to be one of the greatest all-sport athletes in history.