AND THAT'S THAT!

The Life Story of One of Golf's Greatest Champions

by Louise Suggs


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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/13/2014

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 188
ISBN : 9781496914132
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 188
ISBN : 9781496914125

About the Book

AND THAT’S THAT! is the life story of one of golf’s greatest champions. Louise Suggs shares a rich and colorful insight into the courage it took for her and a small group of women in the post WWII years to step out and build a women’s professional sports organization - the Ladies Professional Golf Association. One of the LPGA’s 13 Founders and one of the original Hall of Fame members, Louise Suggs began to make her name in golf with a dazzling amateur career, a dominant eight-year stretch during which she won every crown of significance in the women’s game - many of them on multiple occasions. Louise went on to win 60 professional titles, a number bettered by only three other women in the 63-year history of the LPGA. She also triumphed in 11 major championships - an achievement bested by only two other women. A Few Words About Louise Suggs Louise deserves great credit for the work she did in making the LPGA a reality. She was a delight to play with. Her swing was a magnificent combination of fluid rhythm, balance and grace. She was an unselfish mentor to me, and I’m honored to call her friend. - Mickey Wright, World Golf Hall of Fame Member Louise is an inspiration and a role model for all women and girls to dream big and commit to making it happen - even in the face of seemingly insurmountable challenges. Her remarkable life story is humble, heroic, and humorous, and demonstrates how much is possible when you are true to yourself and never lose sight of always doing the right thing. - Cindy Davis, President Nike Golf - Vice President Nike, Inc. What is most impressive about Louise is her absolute humility in the face of such extraordinary accomplishments. What she has done throughout her life and career warrant a Paul Bunyan-sized ego, yet Louise exhibits nothing less than grace, dignity and an authentic spirit. While the LPGA is lucky to have Louise as a hero, I believe no one is more fortunate than the person who can call Louise a friend.- Ty Votaw, Executive Vice President - Chief Global Communications Officer PGA Tour The LPGA wouldn’t be even close to what it is today if it hadn’t been for Louise and some of the other players of her era. Louise has always been a woman of integrity and conviction. This guided her through her life and that is what I have always loved about her. - Beth Daniel, World Golf Hall of Fame Member, 2009 U.S. Solheim Cup Captain The goal for a life well lived should be the ability to “leave your mark” - on the people you met, the places you visited, and in the career you pursued. Suffice it to say that no one has left a more permanent mark than Louise Suggs. Because of the courage, vision, and perseverance of Louise and her fellow LPGA Founders, women all over the world can pursue their dreams in this wonderful game. - Mike Whan, LPGA Commissioner


About the Author

This is the life story of one of golf’s greatest champions. Louise Suggs shares a rich and colorful insight into the courage it took for her and a small group of women in the post WWII years to step out and build a women’s professional sports organization - the Ladies Professional Golf Association. One of the LPGA’s 13 Founders and one of the original Hall of Fame members, Louise Suggs began to make her name in golf with a dazzling amateur career, a dominant eight-year stretch during which she won every crown of significance in the women’s game - many of them on multiple occasions. Louise went on to win 60 professional titles, a number bettered by only three other women in the 63-year history of the LPGA. She also triumphed in 11 major championships - an achievement bested by only two other women. Louise shares her humble beginnings growing up in and around Atlanta, Georgia, during the Great Depression. She is the daughter of Johnny Suggs, a former southpaw pitcher for the Yankees, and the granddaughter of the owner of the Atlanta Crackers baseball club. It was a life that exposed her to the competitive landscape of athletics, and gave her a deep and unwavering sense of fairness and integrity. The personalized license plate on Louise’s 40th Cadillac says it all - “Teed Off.” She tells it like it is, and it’s always the truth - like it or not. She shares how she knew and played alongside other golf greats like Ben Hogan, Bobby Jones, Babe Zaharias, and Patty Berg. She talks about forging friendships with dignitaries such as former President George H.W. and Barbara Bush, and how Bob Hope dubbed her “Miss Sluggs” after she boomed her drives past his. But, while Louise’s career has put her in such esteemed company and brought her just about every accolade a golfer can earn, her stories reveal a woman who sees every person she meets through the same lens. If you’re honest, humble and hardworking, and have a good enough sense of humor to take a decent dose of gentle teasing, you’re Louise’s kind of person. That’s Louise Suggs - respected champion, tireless pioneer, and steadfast truth teller. “I’ll tell you, it’s been a trip - and I wouldn’t change it for the world.” Louise Suggs