Professional golf names alumna as First Lady

By Michael Aronson

Mary-Bea Porter-King ’68 was named the 2011 Professional Golf Association’s First Lady, an award given to a woman who works to improve all aspects of the game at many different levels.

The LPGA veteran has served as a PGA rules official for several years and is a pioneer in the development of junior golf programs around the nation.

“I am very humbled by this honor,” Porter-King told “First to be honored by the PGA of America, an organization I have revered all my life, and secondly, it is so special to have my name listed with all of the previous honorees, women [for] whom I have so much respect.”