Sally enjoyed a successful 30 year career on the LPGA tour, winning 15 titles including two Majors. She continues to compete on the Legends Tour, the women’s senior division of the LPGA, of which she is a founding member. She is also involved with both junior and amateur golf development in South Africa. Sally’s course design boasts of Kingswood, her signature golf course on the Garden Route. Her business interests include the Sally Little Eyewear line, the Sally Little Linen Collection by WhiteHouse, and the Sally Little Golf Bracelet.
Most important to Sally today is her passion for breast cancer causes. Through her own foundation, as well as through her role as Global Ambassador for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, she supports awareness, research, treatment and the eradication of breast cancer.
Sally was born in Cape Town, South Africa. As a youngster, Sally would tag along behind her father, Percy, on his regular weekend round of golf. At 12 years old, she began to play the
game in earnest. Her game matured quickly. By the age of 17, Sally had claimed more than a dozen regional and national amateur titles. In 1971, not only was she the low individual at the World Amateur, she also won the South African Match Play and Stroke Play titles. She finished fifth in her first professional event, the Lady Carling Open, and then decided to turn professional.
After qualifying to play the LPGA tour in just seven events, Sally was awarded Rookie of the Year.
Sally’s first victory on the LPGA tour was in 1976, at the Women’s International at Moss Creek. In a spectacular finish, Sally holed a 75 ft. bunker shot on the 72nd hole to edge out Jan Stephenson by one shot.
Between 1979 and 1982, Sally won 12 titles, including her first major title, the LPGA Championship, in 1980. For the next ten years, she was consistently ranked in the top five in the world. She has won 2 Majors, the last being the Du Maurier, the Canadian Women’s Championship in 1988.