Sophie Gustafson’s Acceptance Speech – LPGA Award

When I came across this video last Sunday I stopped in my tracks. I had to watch it immediately. Sophie Gustafson has a severe stutter, and pre-recorded this video for an awards presentation for the Ladies Professional Golf Association recently. It is very difficult to put in to words how I felt while I was watching it, and after. I felt many emotions for Sophie during her speech, and after I was just plain proud of her. As some of you know, I have battled a stuttering issue all of my life, but NOTHING compared to what she had to endure.

She is an inspiration to anyone managing a speech issue, and an inspiration for anyone battling anything for that matter! It is easy to let our challenges stop us from doing what we really love to do, but Sophie has proven no matter how difficult things may be, you can still do everything you want to in life. Share this blog post however you like, but please take a moment today to share it!

Rick Reilly from wrote a wonderful piece on this story and you can check it out here:


About Tim Mushey

Dynamic and energized sales rep, mentor and leader since 1999. This blog will be about sales, social networking, personal branding, leadership, music and having some laughs! Don’t be surprised if I mix it up on occasion, and talk about something totally different! I thrive on being part of successful, forward thinking teams. I am ready to go from the moment my feet hit the floor each morning, with the expectation that new adventures will be coming my way. It is rare that there isn't a smile on my face, as I take it all in, and have some fun along the way!

Posted on April 10, 2012, in Inspiration, Motivation, Sports Stories, Stuttering, Success and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Bob Van Winter

    Thank you for sharing that! I hadn’t seen it or heard the story before this. What a wonderful speech, she is an inspiration!
    Best Wishes, Bob

  2. Hi Bob! Your are welcome! I think the speech is relatively recent. I lucked out and stumbled upon it last weekend. She is awesome isn’t she? Take care and thanks for taking the time to comment.

  3. Tim,

    Thanks for sharing this video! Very Inspiring! The LPGA and Sophie has a new fan!

    • Thanks for taking the time to comment! Quite the video.. She is quite the inspiration and I look forward to following her more on the LPGA as well. Take care..

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