Here I am beside the 2009 sign showing opposing Captains Beth Daniel, USA, and Allison Nicholas of the LET. This unique competition occurs only every odd year. 2011 will be held in Ireland; 2013 will be at a Colorado Club outside Denver, CO, my former residence. I plan to attend both, wearing the red, white, and blue of the America.
Opening ceremonies are thrilling even if most of us had no bleacher seating. Here’s European Legend, Laura Davies, ready to hoist her country’s flag.
Here’s desert resident, former LPGA tour star, and Golf Channel commentator Donna Caponi posing with me beside the 17th green the day before competition began. She and fellow announcers Dottie Pepper & Kay Cockerill were testing and evaluating the breaks on the green- Because this competition was totally about who could putt better.
“Here’s a gorgeous view of hole # 18! Rich Harvest Farms Golf Course in Sugar Grove, IL was in excellent condition, perfect, in fact! It was very difficult and a real test
for the best women players in the WORLD.
I wanted to share photos and commentary to honor these women, to maybe pique your interest in playing, and to let you know that this kind of first hand golf tournament experience – actually being there – captivated me and excited my passion for golf once again. I’m going out to hit some practice shots today – in spite of the desert’s
100+ temperature. I’m fired up!