They were not supposed to be athletes. They were not supposed to get paid to play. They were not supposed call the shots. But, they did.
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Young Marlene
Caleb Messer ...
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Boy #1
Marilynn Smith ...
Herself
Shirley Spork ...
Herself
Louise Suggs ...
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Young Louise
Marlene Bauer Vossler ...
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The Founders chronicles stories of the founding 13 members of the Ladies Professional Golf Association as they fought overcome incredible odds in order to form the longest running women's sports organization in the world in the late 1940's. Although fierce competitors in an intensely individual sport, The Founders worked as a team to shift the public's perception of what it meant to be a lady on the links. While their male counterparts drew adoring crowds and handsome purses for their athletic achievements, The Founders used money from their own pockets to stage tournaments in small, far-flung towns that questioned whether female golfers were even worth watching. Together, they logged thousands of miles a week-marketing equipment and themselves with hit parades, clown cars and boxing rings-just for the opportunity to tee off from courses that they also had to groom. Love of the game and the ardent belief that, as much as the men, they deserved to be paid for playing fueled the ...

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They were not supposed to be athletes. They were not supposed to get paid to play. They were not supposed call the shots. But they did.

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