The Lou Marsh Legacy - Honouring Canada's Top Athletes

Sandra Post

Golf

1979


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Video of Sandra Post - 2:58 min




Not in my wildest dreams, against all those hockey players did I ever think I could win the Lou Marsh Award, which is of course athlete of the year for Canada.
I had won three events so I knew I was going to be either one or two on the money list and I won, lets face it, a very big event, The Dinah Shore event in the spring.

Interview: Of course, the two that have come out of Canada, I might be prejudice,
but we have I think done quite well considering we’re from a country that isn’t really golf crazy as far as its not a main sport or anything.

It was November; I was in Florida, because that’s where I resided when I played on the tour.
One of my friends from the media called me and notified me that I had just won the Lou Marsh Award.
I was so inquisitive; I had so many questions I mean I couldn’t believe that I would win the Lou Marsh Award, a golfer winning the Lou Marsh Award, Canada’s athlete of the year.
I mean, all of the sports, a woman, me.

I was in my transition, leaving Florida, leaving the United States and coming home to Canada and starting a new career.
I felt like a lot of people. I had put my, all my belongings in storage. My things stayed in storage for about five years.
You know, like a lot of people that means all my trophies were actually in storage in Massachusetts.
So I finally decided, I got myself settled here in Canada and I was going to bring everything home.
So I went down and I got the van lines and everything loaded up and I was just leaving the warehouse and I turned and I stopped and I went back.
I knew where my awards were and I went into the box and I grabbed this one. It’s the only one I grabbed.

I’m pretty pleased with my career.
You know, when you’re living it, like when you’re the first to do something you never really stop and look in the mirror and say,
you’re the first to do this, and you just do it and then it’s only time that makes it important if you have some success.
When I look back and I reflect back and I look around and I see some of these awards I’m pretty pleased.
I’m pretty pleased of what I did but also I’m at that age in my life, I reflect who I did it for.
When I did it, when I first played it was for me and the family but then as I grew older it really was the country,
I didn’t realize how much Canada would come into play and often I was out there all alone.
I was the only player on the LPGA tour; they’d have to put the flag up and that was a good thing whenever I saw it, it always just really grabs at the heart.