“My goal is to grow the game of golf, to share the lessons this great game has taught me, and to use those lessons to pursue my passion for the Sally Little Charitable Foundation, established to empower and educate previously disadvantaged young women through golf and to educate them about breast cancer.”
Sally is proud to be Global Ambassador for Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Please see her bio at www.komen.org and click on Global Movement, then Global Initiatives, then “Meet Sally Little”.
Sally Little enjoyed a succesful 30 year career on the LPGA tour, winning 15 titles, including 3 majors. Born in Cape Town, South Africa, Sally began playing golf at the age of twelve, coached by her father Percy.
After winning more than a dozen regional and national amateur events, Sally decided to turn professional and finished fifth in her first professional event, the Lady Carling Open.
Sally was the LPGA Rookie of the year in 1971/72, and was consistently ranked in the top five in the world between 1979 and 1990. Sally is a co-founder of the Legends Tour, the official senior division of the LPGA.
Some of her Awards
South African Sportsman of the Year
The State President’s Award for outstanding athletic achievement in South Africa
LPGA Rookie of the Year
Winner of the Ben Hogan Award after winning her second/third major championship, the Du Maurier that year
Inducted into the inaugural Class of the Southern African Golf Hall of Fame
Member of the Induction Committee of the Southern African Golf Hall of Fame