Sandra Post, golfer (b in Oakville, Ont 4 June 1948). She became Canada's first female professional golfer in 1968 and won the Ladies Professional Golf Association Championship at Sutton, Mass, during her rookie year. She won 8 official LPGA events 1968-83 and $746 714 in prize money - more than any Canadian professional, male or female, had ever won. Post's finest year came in 1979, when she won $178 750 and 3 tournaments for second place on the LPGA money list. That year she won the Lou Marsh Trophy as Canada's athlete of the year. She had won the Canadian junior girls championship 1964-66, and when she decided to turn professional, she moved to Florida, where she could practise year-round. That determination, coupled with her success, eventually encouraged more Canadian women to try professional golf. By 1984, 7 women in addition to Post held LPGA tour playing cards. That year she decided to retire from the professional golf tour.