The Bank of Hope Founders Cup, now being played in Phoenix, has honoured Canadian/Ontario Golf Hall of Fame member Sandra Post as one of its pioneers who have had the greatest impact on the LPGA Tour and women’s golf.
Post was honoured on Friday along with 18-time tour winner Hollis Stacy.
Post, also a member of Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame, was the first Canadian to play on the LPGA Tour. In 1968, she won the LPGA Championship to become the youngest person ever to win a major, a title she would hold for 39 years.
Post was named rookie of the year that season and would go on to eight tour wins over her 17-year career.
Post’s trailblazing led the way for players such as the late Dawn Coe-Jones, Gail Graham, Lorie Kane, among others, leading to today’s Canadian players such as Brooke Henderson, Alena Sharp, Maude-Aimee Leblanc and Jennifer Ha.
The Founders Cup pays tribute each year to the 13 players who founded the tour back in 1950 and those such as Post who continue that spirit.
Post remains active in the game through her own golf school she continues to operate and as chair of the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame selection commitee, among other endeavours.