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Womens Golf Alive in the Western Cape

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
2 Cara Gorlei Milnerton 35 2,47
3 Amy Henning Milnerton 35 3,17
4 Vanessa Smith Milnerton 30 3,88
5 Yvette du Plessis Mowbray 11 4,22
6 Kelly Erasmus Durbanville 24 4,52
7 Sammy Barber Mowbray 15 4,59
8 Zayb Kippie Royal Cape 25 6,26
9 Se Young Chun Atlantic Beach 13 6,73
10 Lauren Sobotker Clovelly 10 10,94

Upcoming Fixtures

Date Tournament Venue
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 Little, Women, golf, professional,

Sally Little

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.

LPGA Highlights

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

women, golf, historicalBest 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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