“When Sally decided to return to South Africa in 2006, she hit the ground running with her active involvement in various initiatives in golf development. The then Deputy President of South Africa, Ms Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, acknowledged the role of Sally Little in her opening address at the Women’s World Cup of Golf in Sun City on 17 January 2007:
“In South Africa we have seen a growing number of women golf players and this event contributes towards an awareness and love of the game.”
‘We salute the role and contribution of Sally Little who [helped in] bringing this tournament to South Africa and has returned to South Africa from the United States of America to settle in her land of birth and will be investing in the development of young talent in golf and is involved in the development of a golf course.’
In a sport dominated by men, women’s golf has a long history of determined women battling it out on the golf course whilst also fighting to gain acceptance and respect from their male counterparts in the clubhouse. Although the sport remains male-centric, women’s golf is beginning to move into the lime-light, with an increase in exposure and competitions. Unfortunately, off the back of financial controversy seven years ago, women’s golf has battled to secure major corporate sponsorship. However Little, together with Unimedia Pro, hope to spearhead a new era of women’s golf in South Africa, free of negative associations.
In a celebration of women’s golf, Little was joined by SA’s current number 1 and LPGA and Ladies European Tour player, Lee Ann Pace at the Little Pace Challenge 2016, on 2 August 2016 at the Pearl Valley Golf & Country Estate.
Little’s is a life to inspire and now in partnership with Unimedia, her life is to be documented both in her biography, “Capturing the Fire”, and a biographical documentary, of the same name, that will be screened later this month on SuperSport.
The book launch will be held on;
- 4 October – The Metropolitan and The Table Bay Hotel
- 28 November – Pink Stig Pro-Am – Sun City
“I’m excited about the book and the book launches. It was difficult for me to open up about my private life but Adli Jacobs, the author, really understood me and was able to make me comfortable throughout the process. “Capturing the Fire” is not just about golf, it’s about life, and I hope the book will inspire all young people to understand that it’s okay to take the step to pursue and fulfill their dreams,” said Little
“My gratitude and thanks goes out to Dhiren Mehta and Unimedia for their vision and wisdom. I do not think I would have embarked on this journey without them,” Little added.
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