The daughter of Hall of Famer Ed Kerby, Betty followed in her father's footsteps as an exceptional golfer. After winning six straight Akron District Golf Association Championships, this lady golfer retired at the age of 24. However, after a nine-year layoff, Betty came back to win the title two more times. In 1958 and 1959 she won back-to-back Ohio Women's Championships. Five times she competed in the National Amateur Championship.