Candy Hannemann, professional golfer

Candy Hannemann, professional golfer

Women and Adversity: Candy Hannemann and Golf

  I don’t play golf, but the story of professional golfer Candy Hannemann, 35, attracted my attention.

She came to Florida from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1997 to play in the IMG Academy. She went on to Duke University and played on its women’s golf team. As a pro from 2003-09, she earned about $500,000, but she needed surgery to repair cartilage on her right wrist and gave up the sport ──until she learned that golf will be a sport in the Olympics, which will be played in Rio in 2016. She began playing golf again in May 2014 and wants to represent Brazil on the team, hoping for a dream come true.

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Article By: Jo Ann Mathews

I published three ebooks in 2020: Women and Adversity, Honoring 23 Black Women; Women and Adversity, Recognizing 23 Notable Mothers; and Women and Adversity, Saluting 23 Faithful Suffragists to commemorate the hundredth anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote. These books are meant to be study guides for all students from grade school through college to help in choosing topics for assignments and to learn more about these noteworthy women. Go to, and to learn more.

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