West Orange native Ann Probert is among the winningest New Jersey female amateur golfers in history, with more than a dozen statewide and Met Area titles to her resume. Starting with the Junior Girls’ Championship in 1956, Probert went on to collect the four WMGA Stroke-Play Championships, five Women’s New Jersey Stroke Play Championships and 14 Garden State Women’s Championships. She has competed in six U.S. Women’s Amateur Championships as well as the U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship and the U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur Championship. Probert represented the WMGA 11 times in the Griscom Cup matches. In 1982 and 1989, Probert finished as runner-up in the New Jersey Women’s Amateur Championship. She’s most heralded for her 25 Club Championships at Somerset Hills Country Club and her 14 holes-in-one.
In addition to her impressive playing abilities, Probert’s dedication to growing the game was unmatched. Over the years, Probert served the USGA for 11 years on the Junior Girls’ Championship Committee, nine years on the Women’s Committee and was the Chairperson of the Senior Women’s Amateur. She also served as WMGA president in 1991-92 where she helped found the WMGA Foundation and served as its president in 2004-06. As a result of her commitment and service to the game, Probert was awarded the 2002 Judy Bell award and the 2009 Ike Grainger Award by the United States Golf Association.