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    The Founders

    Manufacturer Code : SPE 032
    Release Date: 10 October 2016


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    They were not supposed to be athletes. They were not supposed to get paid to play. They were not supposed to call the shots. But in 1950, 13 amateur women golfers battled society, finances and sometimes even each other to stake their claim to become professional sportswomen by creating the Ladies Professional Golf Association (The LPGA). With humour, grit and raw talent, these underdogs not only changed the course of women s sport but created a timeless story of redemption and endurance. Through rare, archival footage, historical re-enactments and current-day interviews with surviving founders and leading players, that story is told a special legacy - in this feature-length documentary. 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. Long overdue, this film is about finally recognising those unseen efforts and identifying The Founders as true icons of sport and equality.