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Sweet Sue's Golf Instruction for Women: A Book of Revelations (English Edition) de [Sota, Steffy]

Sweet Sue's Golf Instruction for Women: A Book of Revelations (English Edition) Versión Kindle


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I am a ghost writer.

In life, I became one of history’s first female sports stars by mastering everything from basketball and track and field to softball, tennis, and even bowling. I broke records as a golfer, winning an unprecedented 82 amateur and professional tournaments before my untimely death at age 45.

After spending my youth beating the neighborhood boys in pickup sports games, I became a standout performer on my high school’s basketball, baseball, volleyball, tennis, golf, and swimming teams. At age 18, my skills caught the eye of the Employers Casualty Insurance Company who convinced me to quit school and play for its women’s basketball team in the Amateur Athletic Union. It wasn’t long before a brash and boastful "Sweet Sue" staked a claim as the league’s top forward. I led my team in scoring during my debut game and was selected as an all-American for three straight years from 1930 to 1932.

Billing myself as the “World’s Greatest Woman Athlete,” I toured Chicago and New York with a variety show that included singing, harmonica playing, and sports-related stunts such as hitting plastic golf balls into the crowd. During an era when most women were making mere cents an hour, my wildly popular performances earned me as much as $1,200 per week.

I faced jabs from reporters that believed women had no place in athletics. “It would be much better if she and her ilk stayed at home, got themselves prettied up, and waited for the phone to ring,” one sports columnist wrote in the New York World-Telegram. Other reporters demeaned me for being unladylike or claimed that I only excelled at sports because I couldn’t attract attention from men. A few even suggested that I was a man in disguise.

In 1934, I turned my attention to playing competitive golf that I described as "a game of coordination, rhythm and grace.” Four years later, I made history by entering the all-male Los Angeles Open, the first event on the Professional Golfers’ Association calendar. I struggled at the tournament and missed the 36-hole cut, but my appearance marked the first time that a woman competed in a PGA Tour event.

My outsized ego often grated on my fellow golfers—I was fond of informing them that they were all playing for second—but I backed up my boasts with results. Between 1946 and 1947, I won 14 golf tournaments in a row, often annihilating my opponents in match play. The run also included a victory at the British Women’s Amateur Championship that had never been won by an American. To this day, my 14-tournament winning streak remains the longest in golf history.

In 1953, I was diagnosed with colon cancer and forced to undergo emergency surgery and a colostomy. It was reported that I would never play golf again, but I returned to my winning ways a little more than a year later when I trounced the field at the 1954 U.S. Women’s Open by a record margin of 12 strokes. My comeback saw me voted the Associated Press “Female Athlete of the Year” for the sixth time in my career.

My illness continued to intensify, however, and I passed away on September 27, 1956, at the age of 45.

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  • Editor: Numeracy Press (5 de noviembre de 2017)
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