Jane Reynolds

Jane Reynolds

  • Year Inducted : 2008
  • Sport : Golf

About Inductee


Jane Reynolds was born in Huntsville, and attended Huntsville High School. She won the Alabama High School Golf Championship in 1971 and 1972, while at Huntsville High. After high school, Jane entered Vanderbilt University for two years and then decided to accept a golf scholarship with the University of Alabama. While at Alabama, she was the Team Captain for the University of Alabama Golf Team for two years. In 1975, Jane won her first of four straight Women's Alabama Amateur State Championships. In 1979, she qualified for the Women's U.S. Open in Fairfield, Connecticut as an amateur. This would be her last big amateur tournament; she turned professional in 1980. During the next three years, Jane played professional tournaments in the summer and worked as an Assistant Golf Pro in Boca Raton, Florida, in the winter. She played professionally during the next seven years and worked as a golf professional at several clubs. In 1990, Jane went to work with the LPGA as a Rules Official and is still working with the LPGA today. She serves as the LPGA's Representative and Rules Official at tour events. She also monitors golf course preparation and is responsible for course setup. In addition, Ms. Reynolds also serves as the LPGA liaison to players and caddies. When asked about the greatest impact on her athletic accomplishments, she said, "First and foremost, my family was a huge influence in introducing me to sports. My Dad, Ollie Reynolds, and I both took up golf at the same time which made it special to share, as we both learned and played together. My Mother, Martha Reynolds, was a tremendous role model who instilled in me at an early age that just about anything could be accomplished with hard work and dedication. My brother Bill was an excellent athlete whom I tried to emulate as his younger sister. I would never have had the opportunity to hone my golf skills without my big sister, Sue Schmitz's willingness to drive me to and from the golf course every day during the summers." Jane Reynolds went on to say, "Working for the LPGA Tour for the last 19 years has been a dream job that has allowed a kid from Huntsville to still pursue her passion for the game of golf she first learned as a six year old."

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