How golfer Cathy Sherk went from caddy to champion
Hanging out with her brother on the green put Sherk on the path to being a golf great
In 1978, she won the individual title at the world amateur championship in Fiji, as well as national amateur championships in Canada and the United States.
'A girl from Quebec?' No.
First the panel members thought Sherk was an actor before they sorted out the fact that she was a sports figure.
"A Canadian woman won a golf tournament here last fall or late summer, but I can't remember her name," said panellist Pierre Berton.
He and the other panellists guessed Sandra Post and then they thought she was "a girl from Quebec," in an apparent reference to Jocelyne Bourassa.
No and no, as it turned out.
"In spite of the confusion of the panel, we're delighted to have you here," the show's host Fred Davis said, after revealing that was Sherk was the mystery guest.
And though it was unstated to the panel, Sherk was from Ontario — not Quebec.
'I got tired of caddying'
Gary Lautens, a newspaper columnist who was a guest panellist on the show, wanted to know how Sherk got her start as a golfer.
"Did your dad take you out on the course?" Lautens asked her.
"No, it was my older brother," said Sherk, 28, who had only started golfing as a teenager. "I used to caddy for him and I got tired of caddying for him and I asked him if I could play and I got started that way."
'You get into your own game'
And despite her ongoing success in competitive tournaments, Sherk admitted that parts of the game were tough for her.
Surprisingly, they were many of the same things that other golfers have to deal with.
"I think just trying to cope with the pressure and getting off the first tee," said Sherk, when asked what aspects of the game gave her trouble.
"Once you get off the first tee, you get into your own game and you don't worry about anything else."
Sherk was inducted into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame in 1995, where her fellow golf greats Post and Bourassa have also been inducted.