April 19, 2023

Sherri Steinhauer - Part 2 (2006 Women's British Open and The Solheim Cup)

Sherri Steinhauer - Part 2 (2006 Women's British Open and The Solheim Cup)

Winner of three Women's British Opens, Sherri Steinhauer, reflects back on the one that counted as a major, in 2006 at Royal Lytham. She fondly remembers her teacher, the late Manuel de la Torre, long-time professional at Milwaukee CC and recounts her other Tour wins and the physical and mental challenges that present themselves when playing golf at the highest level. Sherri was a 4-time member of the Solheim Cup teams and is proud of her undefeated record in foursomes and singles play and she enjoyed her stint as an Assistant Captain to Rosie Jones at the 2011 Solheim Cup. Sherri Steinhauer, now a serious pickle ball competitor in her retirement, wraps up her life story, "FORE the Good of the Game."

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Steinhauer, Sherri

Golf Professional

Born Dec 27, 1962 in Madison, WI
4 older brothers (Mom had 4 boys in 5 years, I came 5 years later)
Whole family played golf and how I got started at Age 6

Junior Career
Started competing when I was 8 as a 2-holer at Nakoma GC
At 12 knew I wanted to be a professional golfer
3 WI State Junior Championships 1978-1980
Went on to play at The University of Texas 1981-1985
6 Individual College titles
1983 Trans National Champion
Allan Mitchell pro at Nakoma GC my first coach

Professional Career
Qualified for the tour in 1986, retired 2012 (only played 2 events)
8 tour Victories, including 3 British Opens
2 Majors
1992 duMaurier Classic
2006 British Open (’98 and ‘99 British Open not majors)
4 Solheim Cups
Legends Tour 2009-2015, 2 wins
Low round on 8/6/14–63 French Lick Resort, Donald Ross Course
2000 Inducted University of Texas Hall of Fame
2017 Inducted WI Athletic Hall of Fame
My parents present for 2 of my wins, my first and my last
Manuel de La Torre my 2nd coach from Milwaukee CC
Hank Johnson my 3rd coach for the latter part of my professional career

Post Golf
2015 Introduced to pickleball by UT teammate Lisa DePaulo
Still playing competitively around the country