Listen to my interview with Inga
Inga Erickson is arguably the greatest professional golfer to ever wear a pair of gloves. After a successful amateur career, the Swede broke into women’s golf as the first woman member of the Ladies Professional Golf Association (now the LPGA), having won the first of four LPGA titles in 1967.
She also continues to serve on the LPGA’s Committee of 10, the group of prominent executives who help run the LPGA.
Erickson was incredibly humble in her conversation with The New York Times.
She took the interview while driving to Chicago from the Iowa State golf tournament.
She pulled into a shop to pick up the portion of the interview that would cover her leadership. (Erickson was the executive of the LPGA for two decades.)
“Oh, you want to see the golf?” Erickson asked, because she didn’t know what else to do.
And when she found out that the NYT was going to be there, it wouldn’t matter where. She didn’t mind that the camera was stuck to her face, wanting to discuss golf in all of its glory.
Erickson wasn’t my favorite because of her fading look. Even though I’m pretty sure I had a pretty strong voice in high school choir, Erickson exuded charm and poise. I kept thinking back to her quotes, and those are amazing.