Western Cape Women’s Golf Order of Merit Rankings
|AFTER Milnerton Open|
|Pos||Name||Club||Rounds played||Stroke differential|
|1||Ji Sun Kang||Atlantic Beach||29||1,69|
|5||Yvette du Plessis||Mowbray||11||4,22|
|8||Zayb Kippie||Royal Cape||25||6,26|
|9||Se Young Chun||Atlantic Beach||13||6,73|
|8th June 2015||Wilkinson Greensomes||Atlantic Beach|
|27th – 28th July||Irvin, Rutherford & Lefson||Milnerton (TBC)|
|23rd August||Sanlam Cancer Challenge – Regional Finals||Royal Cape|
|28th September to 2nd October||SA Womens Inter-Provincial||Centurion CC|
|10th to 11th October||Ackerman Championships||TBC|
|TBC – October||Sanlam Cancer Challenge Finals||Sun City, North West Province|
|2nd to 4th November||SA Mid-Amateur Championships||Eastern Province (TBC)|
Sally a South African golfer recognized by the LPGA as one of its top-50 all-time players and teachers, was born in Cape Town on 12 October 1951.
By the age of 17, Sally Little had claimed more than a dozen national and regional amateur titles, and in 1970 was named South African Sportsman of the Year. In 1971 she moved to the United States and was invited to join the Ladies Professional Golf Association. Her early days on the tour saw promise, but no victories. Sally later reflected that a weight problem possibly endangered her professional career. ”I was just plain fat,” she said. By acknowledging this issue and returning to South Africa she proceeded to lose nearly 40 pounds within two years.
Little’s first tour victory was in 1976 at the Women’s International at Moss Creek, where she made one of the most famous shots in LPGA history. In the final hole of the tournament, Sally holed a 40-yard bunker shot to edge out Jan Stephenson by one stroke. Sally went on to win 15 professional titles in all, 12 between 1979 and 1982, including her first major title, the LPGA Championship, in 1980. For the next ten years, she was consistently ranked among the top five women golfers in the world. She won 2 Majors, the last being The Canadian Open in 1988.
15 LPGA victories, including 2 major championships:
1981 LPGA Championship
1988 Du Maurier Classic
Winner of 5 international tournaments, and 8 international amateur events, including finishing Low individual in the 1970 World Amateur in Madrid
LPGA’s 12th Millionaire
1971 LPGA Rookie of the year
1976 Won First Professional LPGA Tournament, Women’s International at Moss Creek Plantation, by holing a 70 foot bunker shot on the last hole to beat Jan Stephenson by one shot
Finished 2nd in the United States Womens’ Open Championship:
1979 US Women’s Open. Shot 65 in last round
1986 US Women’s Open after losing an 18 hole playoff to Jane Geddes
1982 Won 4 tournaments including the Dinah Shore (which became a major the following year) by shooting a 64 on the final round
1988 Finished 2nd in Women’s British Open in a “sudden death playoff” with Corine Dibnah
1996 Won SA Masters
Best of Golf South Africa through the Southern Africa Golf Hall of Fame support women’s golf in South Africa. We are proudly associated with the Golf Hall of Fame, and supply Jofit ladies clothing, branded with the Golf Hall of Fame logo. Sally Little is a 2009, Professional Golfer Inductee of the Southern Africa Golf Hall of Fame.
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