Marion Ladewig and Shirley Garms led this formidable BPAA women’s bowling team. While Ladewig boasts a well-documented and illustrious career, Garms too left an indelible mark. In 1962, she clinched the BPAA All-Star women’s title and, alongside Dick Weber, triumphed in the nationally televised World’s Mixed Doubles event. Garms boasted an impressive three other professional titles during her career, including the 1961 PWBA Championships title and the 1964 San Antonio Open. Garms earned her place in the USBC Hall of Fame in 1971. She was twice honored as the Bowling Writers Association of America Woman Bowler of the Year in 1961 and 1962, cementing her status as one of the premier bowlers in the nation during the 1960s.
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