Martha Nause
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Martha Nause
Martha Nause
Personal information
Full nameMartha Nause
Born (1954-09-10) September 10, 1954 (age 65)
Sheboygan, Wisconsin
Height5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)
Nationality United States
CollegeSt. Olaf College
Turned professional1978
Former tour(s)LPGA Tour (1978-1999)
Professional wins4
Number of wins by tour
LPGA Tour3
Best results in LPGA major championships
(wins: 1)
ANA InspirationT6: 1991
Women's PGA C'shipT10: 1981
U.S. Women's Open8th: 1987
du Maurier ClassicWon: 1994
Achievements and awards

Martha Nause (born September 10, 1954) is an American professional golfer. She is a three-time winner on the LPGA tour, including one major championship, the 1994 du Maurier Classic.

Nause was born in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. She attended St. Olaf College and her rookie year on the LPGA Tour was 1978.

Nause's other tour wins were the 1991 LPGA Chicago Sun-Times Shoot-Out and the 1988 Planters Pat Bradley International. She played on winning teams for the USA against Japan in the Nichirei Cup in 1988, 1991 and 1994. Her best money list finish was 19th in 1988. Her last full season on the tour was 1999 and she later became a college golf coach.

Nause also played on the Legends Tour. In 2006, she won the Hy-Vee Classic on the Legends Tour and was the tour's leading money earner. She played in the U.S. Women's Open in 2008 and 2010 and the inaugural U.S. Senior Women's Open in 2018.

Nause coached the Macalester College men's and women's golf teams from 2000 to 2012 and was named 2006-07 MIAC Women's Golf Coach of the Year after guiding the Scots to their best finish ever. She coached numerous All-Conference and NCAA Division III championship golfers, including four All-Americans.[1]

She was the first woman inducted into the St. Olaf College Athletic Hall of Fame.[2] Nause was also inducted into the Wisconsin Golf Hall of Fame in 1995.[3]

Nause was a long-time student of golf instructor Manuel de la Torre.

Professional wins

LPGA Tour wins (3)

LPGA Tour major championships (1)
Other LPGA Tour (2)
No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 Aug 6, 1988 Planters Pat Bradley International 14 points 1 point United States Judy Dickinson
United States Debbie Massey
2 Aug 25, 1991 LPGA Chicago Sun-Times Shoot-Out -13 (68-73-69-65=275) 1 stroke United States Kris Monaghan
3 Aug 28, 1994 du Maurier Classic -9 (65-71-72-71=279) 1 stroke United States Michelle McGann

LPGA Tour playoff record (0-1)

No. Year Tournament Opponents Result
1 1996 HealthSouth Inaugural United States Jane Geddes
Australia Karrie Webb
Webb won with par on fourth extra hole
Nause eliminated with par on first hole

Legends Tour wins (1)

Major championships

Wins (1)

Year Championship Winning score Margin Runner-up
1994 du Maurier Classic -9 (65-71-72-71=279) 1 stroke United States Michelle McGann

Team appearances


  • Handa Cup (representing the United States): 2006 (winners)


  1. ^ "Martha Nause". Macalester College Athletics.
  2. ^ "Martha Nause". St. Olaf Athletics.
  3. ^ "Wisconsin Golf Hall of Fame". Wisconsin Golf Association.

External links

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