May 24, 2023

Martha Nause - Part 2 (The 1994 du Maurier Classic and Perseverance)

Martha Nause - Part 2 (The 1994 du Maurier Classic and Perseverance)

Martha Nause relates the story of her finish at the LPGA Sun-Times Shoot-Out in 1991 going birdie, birdie, birdie, eagle to win, but tragically followed months later by the passing of her mother. Martha felt that the stress caused by her sudden loss brought on a rare condition that affected her balance and made if difficult to compete for over a year. With the help of a mental coach she came back with a flourish, winning the 1994 du Maurier Classic by 1 over Michelle McGann, shooting an opening round course-record 65. This comeback of sorts earned her the 1996 Heather Farr Player Award.  Martha went on to play the LPGA Legends Tour and was their leading money winner in 2006. She also coached college golf for the men's and women's teams at Macalester College and was inducted into the Wisconsin Golf Hall of Fame in 1995. Martha Nause wraps up her life story, "FORE the Good of the Game."

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"FORE the Good of the Game” is a golf podcast featuring interviews with World Golf Hall of Fame members, winners of major championships and other people of influence in and around the game of golf. Highlighting the positive aspects of the game, we aim to create and provide an engaging and timeless repository of content that listeners can enjoy now and forever. Co-hosted by PGA Tour star Bruce Devlin, our podcast focuses on telling their life stories, in their voices. Join Bruce and Mike Gonzalez “FORE the Good of the Game.”

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Nause, Martha

Golf Professional

3 Wins on the LPGA Tour
1 Major Championship Title - 1994 du Maurier Classic
1 Win on The Legends Tour
Legends Wins: 2006 HyVee Classic
Credits her mother and father, Bob Rotella, Chris Donell, Chuck Hogan, Chuck Fannin, Rick Jensen and Manuel de la Torre (teaching professional) as individuals most influencing her game… Former head coach for the Macalester (Minn.) College men’s golf team…In 1990, became the first woman inducted into the St. Olaf Sports Hall of Fame...Inducted into the Wisconsin Golf Hall of Fame in 1995...A former member of the LPGA Executive Committee... An excellent racquetball player and enjoys photography, the outdoors and physical fitness. Nause won the 1972 Wisconsin Junior State Championship. Awarded the Heather Farr Player Award in 1996.