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Inspiring Canadians - In Sport and Life

Honoured Member

SANDRA POST

Inducted in 1988

Member Details

Date of Birth: June 4, 1948
Place of Birth: Oakville, Ontario
Sport: Golf
Member Category: Athlete

Career Highlights

1964-1966

National Junior Golfing titles

1968

First Canadian and youngest person to win LPGA Title

LPGA Rookie of the Year

1968-1984

Eight LPGA victories, 20 second places

1979

Lou Marsh Trophy

1979, 1980

Bobbie Rosenfeld Trophy

Honoured Member SANDRA POST
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Story

In her rookie year on the professional tour, Sandra Post stunned the golf world by defeating American champion Kathy Whitworth in an 18-hole playoff at the Pleasant Valley Country Club in Sutton, Massachusetts, to win the 1968 LPGA Championship. Less than four months after joining the tour, 20-year-old Post walked away with her first professional victory and the event's highest award. She was the first non-American and first rookie ever to win the LPGA title, as well as the youngest person to win a modern major. For her victory at Pleasant Valley and for a fine season which saw her ranked 11th on the tour's money list, Post was named the 1968 LPGA rookie of the year. Over the course of her brilliant 16 years on the professional tour, Post, who had previously claimed three Canadian junior golfing titles, won a total of eight LPGA events and placed second 20 times. Included among her tour victories were unprecedented back-to-back wins at the Dinah Shore Tournament in 1978 and 1979. She outduelled such players as Nancy Lopez to emerge as one of the most tenacious players on the LPGA tour. Her best year was 1979 in which she won three tournaments, including the Dinah Shore, and placed second on the LPGA money list. She also received the Lou Marsh Trophy as Canada's athlete of the year as well as her first of two consecutive Bobbie Rosenfeld Awards as the country's top female athlete. Since her retirement from the tour in 1984, Post has remained active in the world of golf as a commentator for CTV, ABC, and TSN. She captained the Nation's Cup teams in 1999 and 2000, served as executive editor of Women's World Golf, and produced several instructional videos. For her pioneering efforts to bring Canadian women to the forefront of the international golfing world, Post was named to the Order of Canada in 2004. She also holds an honoured place in the Royal Canadian Golf Association Hall of Fame.


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