One of the founders of the LPGA, Suggs' legendary golfing career included a landmark victory at the 1961 Palm Beach invitational, where she bested a field of twelve men. One of the golfers included Sam Snead, who still holds the record for most PGA tour victories. When Snead complained loudly about losing to a woman, Suggs, unimpressed, shot back: "What are you so angry about? You didn't even finish second." Suggs was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1979. The Louise Suggs Rookie of the Year Award is given out annually to the most accomplished first-year player on the LGPA tour.