Sally Little swings again

Meshack Motloung

Meshack Motloung

South Africa's most successful woman golfer, Sally Little, will add a touch of style when she takes part in the Gary Player Invitational at the Links at Fancourt from today until Sunday.

Little, who will be teeing off against leading women in the world, will be playing in the final event of this series that has travelled to the UK, US and China.

The tournament is used to raise funds for underprivileged children and has also helped projects dealing with education, HIV-stricken communities and childhood obesity.

Rising Russian professional Maria Verchenova and Spanish supermodel and actress Ines Sastre will join Little and Carin Koch in this tournament.

After first taking up the game at the age of 14, Little made her way onto the LPGA Tour and was named the rookie of the year in her first full season there in 1972.

But it was from 1979 to 1982 that she enjoyed her most prolific run on the tour, winning 12 titles including her first major in the 1980 LPGA Championship.

Koch established her credentials as one of Sweden's top amateurs before turning professional and joining the Ladies European Tour in 1992. She won three events in her rookie season and soon graduated to the LPGA Tour. Her first victory in the US came in the 2001 Corning Classic.