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Jeanie Butler - Kalencki

Inducted: 1999

Best Known For: Golf

Hometown: Harlingen, TX

HS: Harlingen High

College: Odessa Jr. College, Centenary College, LA


She comes from a leading golf family, and has carved out her own niche in the sport through the years, as a successful amateur player and supporter of the links Valleywide.

Jeanie Butler Kalencki has been around the game her whole life, as the daughter of Hall of Famer Tony Butler and the wife of Buddy Kalencki, long-time golf professional at the Harlingen Country Club. She was a fantastic golfer for decades, starting with Odessa Junior College, where she was part of a championship team, and continuing at Centenary College in Shreveport, La., where she was the intercollegiate individual champion in 1968.

Butler Kalencki won the Texas State Women’s Amateur Championship in 1964 and the International Four-Ball Title in 1996, and has been the Rio Grande Valley’s women’s champ three times. She was a semi-finalist five times at the state amateur tournament.