Theodora “Pippy” Rooney O’Connor, Massachusetts – 1993
Ever since her graduation from Boston Bouve School of Physical Education, Tufts University, Pippy has been exploring all avenues to advance women’s golf at the high school and college levels in addition to coaching many sports. She is currently coaching golf and squash at Noble & Greenough School. Much of her time has also been devoted to the development of the Annual Independent School Girls’ Golf Classic.
A golfer of note, Pippy has participated in and won many tournaments. She was the quarter-finalist in the U.S. Women’s Amateur Tournament in 1953, won the Bermuda Ladies Amateur Championship and the Massachusetts Ladies Amateur Championship in 1955, the Women’s Championship eleven times at Charles River and five times at the Hatherly Country Club.
Among her advocacy activities is her role as chairperson of the Massachusetts Junior Girls’ Golf, chairperson of the Junior Boys’ and Girls’ Golf at the Charles River Country Club from 1972-1992, tournament chairperson for the 1991 Eastern Women’s Championship, and founder of the Annual Independent School Girls’ Golf Classic in 1986.
Pippy has also held local and national ratings in field hockey, basketball and softball.