Goldie Duffey began bowling in the early 1940s, and by the end of the decade she was establishing herself as a dominant force in area bowling. The native Akronite was selected to the Beacon Journal's All-Star first team for the 1950-53 seasons as well as Bowler-of-the-Year each three seasons. She picked up a fourth Bowler-of-the-Year title in 1955-56. All told, she was named to the Beacon Journal elite squad 18 times. Among her many other honors, Mrs. Duffey won the state handicap doubles title with Isabell Jones and the Akron match-game title three times. Besides individual honors, she gained much renown as a member of the Ace-Mitchell Shur-Hook, ABC Cleaner and Bowlers Pride teams that dominated the area for a decade. Her career highs were a 706 series and a high game of 277. In 1977, she was named to the Tri-County Bowling Hall of Fame.