Biography of Record-Setting LPGA Golfer Sandra Post

Sandra Post is a Canadian golfer who had success on the LPGA Tour from the late 1960s into the early 1980s. In fact, she set two tour records that weren't broken for decades.

Date of birth: June 4, 1948

Place of birth: Oakville, Ontario, Canada

Significant Wins by Sandra Post

These are the eight LPGA Tour events won by Post:

  • 1968 LPGA Championship
  • 1978 Colgate-Dinah Shore Winner's Circle
  • 1979 Lady Stroh's Open
  • 1979 Colgate-Dinah Shore Winner's Circle
  • 1979 Lady Michelob
  • 1979 ERA Real Estate Classic
  • 1980 West Virginia LPGA Classic
  • 1981 McDonald's Kids Classic
Canadian golfer Sandra Post circa 2010
Post also won the Colgate Far East Open in 1974. That tournament was an LPGA event in some years of the 1970s, but in the year Post won it was classified as an unofficial money event.

Here's something of note: In seven of Post's eight LPGA wins, the runner-up was a future World Golf Hall of Fame member.

Post in the Major Championships

Post had one win in an LPGA major, the 1968 LPGA Championship (the tournament now called the Women's PGA Championship). She won that title by beating Kathy Whitworth in an 18-hole playoff, 68 to 75.

She also won twice in the tournament now known as the ANA Championship, which is a major. However, when Post won it in 1978 and 1979, it was not classified a major by the tour at that point.

The LPGA Records Set by Post

Post established two all-time LPGA records, both of which stood for decades before eventually being broken.

When she won the 1968 LPGA Championship, Post was 20 years, 11 days old. That made her the youngest golfer ever to win an LPGA major to that point.

And post held that record for nearly 40 years. Today, there are multiple golfers who won LPGA majors in their teens. But it was wasn't until 19-year-old Morgan Pressel won the 2007 Kraft Nabisco Championship that Post's record was beaten.

When she retired from the LPGA, Post had eight career wins. And that was the record for most wins on the LPGA by a Canadian golfer until Brooke Henderson tied it in 2019 — another record of Post's that stood for decades.

More Facts and Figures About Sandra Post

Post dominated junior golf in Canada as a teen, winning three straight Ontario Junior Championships and three consecutive Canada Junior Championships.

She turned pro at age 19, and won the LPGA Championship that year. But it was 10 years before she won again on the LPGA. ... But then Post won twice in 1978, three times in 1979, and once each in 1980 and 1981. She finished in the Top 15 on the money list eight straight years, 1974-81, with a high of second place in 1979. ... In addition to her eight tour victories, Post also finished runner-up 20 times.

Post was the first golfer to win the Dinah Shore (what is now called the ANA Inspiration) in back-to-back years.

In her post-tournament life, Post became an acclaimed golf instructor with Sandra Post School of Golf locations across Canada. ... She created a signature line of golf clubs with the Canadian company Jazz Golf. ... And she worked as an analyst on golf broadcasts in Canada.

She won the LPGA Rookie of the Year Award in 1968. ... She was named Canada's Female Athlete of the Year in 1979. ... In 1988, Post was inducted into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame. That same year, she was inducted into the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame. ... In 2004, Post was made a member of the Order of Canada, leading to the honorarium designation "CM" appearing after her name: "Sandra Post, CM." It is the second highest honor for merit in Canada.

In 1998, Canadian journalist Loral Dean published a book titled Sandra Post and Me: A Veteran Pro takes a New Golfer from First Swing to Tournament. The book combines the story of Dean's efforts to go from never playing golf to playing in a tournament with the golf instruction through which Post guided her — a unique kind of instructional book.

Photo credit: Jazz Golf press release.

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