South African icon, Sally Little, enjoyed a successful 28 year career as a professional golfer competing on the world stage. She won 15 LPGA titles, including two majors, the 1980 LPGA Championship and the 1988 Du Maurier Classic.
• Winner of 5 International Tournaments and 8 International Amateur Events
• 1970 South African Sportsman of the Year Award
• 1970 South African State President’s Award for outstanding athletic achievements
• 1972 LPGA Rookie of the Year
• 1982 Dinah Shore Champion
• 1989 Winner of Golf Digest’s Ben Hogan Award for Comeback Player of the Year
• 1996 inaugural South African Women’s Masters Champion
• Founding member of the Legends Tour, the official senior tour of the LPGA
Sally was inducted into the 2009 inaugural class of the Southern Africa Golf Hall of Fame.
She was awarded the Steve Tshwete Lifetime Achievement Award by the South African Sport Ministry in 2012.
In 2016, Sally was the first female inducted into the South African Hall of Fame.
Sally returned to South Africa because her greatest desire is to give back to the country that gave her wings, and to pursue her passions through the game she loves. In that pursuit, the Sally Little Golf Trust was formed.
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of
|1||9 May 1976||Women’s International||−7 (71-69-71-70=281)||1 stroke||Jan Stephenson|
|2||19 Mar 1978||Kathryn Crosby/Honda Civic Classic||−6 (77-70-70-65=282)||Playoff||Nancy Lopez|
|3||4 Mar 1979||Bent Tree Classic||−10 (72-67-72-67=278)||2 strokes||Nancy Lopez|
|4||20 Aug 1979||Barth Classic||−8 (68-69-71=208)||1 stroke||Pat Bradley|
|5||9 Sep 1979||Columbia Savings Classic||−7 (66-71-72=209)||2 strokes|| Beth Daniel
|6||8 Jun 1980||LPGA Championship||−3 (69-70-73-73=285)||3 strokes||Jane Blalock|
|7||27 Jul 1980||WUI Classic||−4 (69-71-69-75=284)||4 strokes|| Amy Alcott
|8||8 Feb 1981||Elizabeth Arden Classic||−5 (71-72-72-68=283)||Playoff|| JoAnne Carner
|9||2 Mar 1981||Olympia Gold Classic||−4 (71-71=142)||1 stroke|| Lori Garbacz
|10||3 May 1981||CPC Women’s International||−1 (73-71-73-70=287)||Playoff|| Hollis Stacy
|11||15 Mar 1982||Olympia Gold Classic||−4 (75-74-69-70=288)||2 strokes||Donna White|
|12||4 Apr 1982||Nabisco Dinah Shore Invitational||−10 (76-67-71-64=278)||3 strokes|| Sandra Haynie
|13||9 May 1982||United Virginia Bank Classic||−11 (72-69-67=208)||Playoff||Kathy Whitworth|
|14||18 Jul 1982||Mayflower Classic||−13 (71-66-70-68=275)||5 strokes||Beth Daniel|
|15||3 Jul 1988||du Maurier Classic||−9 (74-65-69-71=279)||1 stroke||Laura Davies|
Note: Little won the Nabisco Dinah Shore Invitational (now known as the Kraft Nabisco Championship) before it became a major championship.
|1||1978||Kathryn Crosby/Honda Civic Classic||Nancy Lopez||Won with par on first extra hole|
|2||1981||Elizabeth Arden Classic|| JoAnne Carner
|Won with par on third extra hole
Carner eliminated with par on second hole
|3||1981||CPC Women’s International|| Hollis Stacy
|Won with birdie on first extra hole|
|4||1982||Arizona Copper Classic||Ayako Okamoto||Lost to birdie on second extra hole|
|5||1982||United Virginia Bank Classic||Kathy Whitworth||Won with birdie on first extra hole|
|6||1986||U.S. Women’s Open||Jane Geddes||Lost 18-hole playoff (Geddes:71, Little:73)|