South African golf is mourning the death of Mandy Adamson, who succumbed to cancer on Tuesday.
Adamson enjoyed a highly successful career as one of South Africa’s leading women professionals both locally and internationally. She was also a respected coach and a devoted servant to the growth of the game.
Adamson was a three-time SA Women’s Amateur champion and won multiple amateur titles before turning professional in 1994. Among her many professional achievements were three SA Women’s Open Championships.
“We’re devastated to have lost not only an incredibly gifted professional who did so much for the growth of women’s professional golf in South Africa, but also a wonderful human being who touched so many lives through her passion for the game,” said Barbara Pestana, executive director of the Women’s Professional Golf Association. “Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends at this time.”
Thomas Abt, commissioner of the Sunshine Tour, said: “Mandy was an incredible professional who at one time dominated South African women’s golf. She was highly respected for not only her ability to play the game but also to coach it, which she loved. Mandy will be deeply missed by all of us in the South African golf community.”