Janice MOODIE


Date of Birth -  31 May 1973

Place of Birth - Glasgow

Turned Pro - 1997

European LPGA Tour Profile  -  Janice Moodie


Moodie was taught to play golf by her mother, a former 6-handicap

 amateur, at Windyhill Golf Club in Bearsden, Scotland. At age 16, she left

 school and started working in a grocery store and Greaves sporting-

goods shop in Glasgow. She had to postpone her college enrollment

 when her mother suffered a brain aneurysm that left her with tunne

l-vision blindness and for the next three and a half years Moodie worked

 in the winter (including a few weeks in a nightclub) so she could play

 competitive amateur golf in the summer. During this period she won the

 1992 Scottish Women's Strokeplay Championship and represented Great

 Britain and Ireland in the Curtis Cup in 1994 when her win over Carol

 Semple Thompson in the final singles match secured a 9- 9 tie keeping

 the Curtis Cup in GB&I by virtue of the GB&I win in 1992. She also played

on the victorious 1996 team in Killarney, Ireland and played in the 1996

 Espirito Santo Trophy World Amateur Team Championship where she

finished 2nd.

Moodie enrolled at San Jose State University to play collegiate golf for

the Spartans, graduating in 1997 with a degree in psychology. She won 12

 collegiate tournaments including the 1995 GolfWorld/Palmetto Dunes,

 the 1996 Stanford Women's Intercollegiate and the 1997 Peg Barnard

 California Collegiate. She was Big WestChampion 1994-1996, Big West

 Athlete of the Year 1994-1996, was All-Big West 1994 and 1995 and

finished in the top ten at the NCAA Championships each year 1994-1997

 thus earning First-Team All-American honours each year during 1994-1997. She posted the lowest scoring average on her team from 1996–97

 and won the Golfstat Cup in 1996. She turned professional in 1997 and

 qualified for the LPGA Tour by tying for 21st at the LPGA Final Qualifying

 Tournament to earn non-exempt status for the 1998 season.

In 1998 Moodie had three top ten finishes. Her best result was fourth

place which she achieved once in Europe at the Weetabix Women’s

 British Open and once in the United States at the City of Hope Myrtle

 Beach Classic. She finished second to Se Ri Pak in the Rolex Rookie of the

 Year race. In 2000 she claimed her maiden victory at the ShopRite LPGA

 Classic, becoming only the second Scot to win on the LPGA Tour,

 moved past the $1 million mark in LPGA career earnings and made her

 Solheim Cup debut at Loch Lomond Golf Club in her native Scotland.

In 2002, Moodie won her second LPGA title at the Asahi Ryokuken

 International Championship and was somewhat controversially not one

 of Dale Reid's captain picks for the Solheim Cup having chosen to play

 in the U.S. rather than on the LET in the run up to selection. Captain Catrin

 Nilsmark did pick Moodie for the 2003 Solheim Cup and she rewarded

her captain by winning three and a half points and paved the way during

 the singles matches when she defeated Kelli Keuhne by 3&2 in the top

 match. 2003 also saw Moodie inducted into the San Jose State University

 Sports Hall of Fame. At the start of 2004, Moodie was inducted into the

 National Golf Coaches Association (NGCA) Hall of Fame.

In 2005 Moodie together with Catriona Matthew represented Scotland in

 the inaugural Women's World Cup of Golf in South Africa and was part of

 the International Team at the first staging of the Lexus Cup. Moodie and

 Matthew continued their partnership at the 2006 Women's World Cup of

 Golf and made it three appearance in a row when she paired with

 Mhairi McKay in the 2007 staging.

Moodie supports her own tournament for the Janice Moodie trophy at

 her home club of Windyhill.The event is for girls aged ten to 21 with a

 handicap limit of 40. She also makes a contribution to the West of

 Scotland Girls' Associations towards the girls' travelling costs.


ACHIEVEMENTS


Solheim Cup  2000, 2003, 2009


    2000 ShopRite LPGA Classic

    2001 Hyundai Team Matches (with Lorie Kane)

    2002 Asahi Ryokuken International Championship

    2002 Hyundai Team Matches (with Lorie Kane)


Glove worn and signed by Janice Moodie

Ball played and signed by Janice Moodie

Janice Moodie’s US LPGA Tour Clip