Michelle Shin looking forward to Berg tournament
Story HighlightsMichelle Shin will play pro event in hometownNaples’ Mary Jane Hiestand defended her Women’s Senior Amateur titleVisitor hits two holes in one on same roundThat’s why she’s excited to be among the 144 players who’ll be in the field for the Chico’s Patty Berg Memorial at Cypress Lake Golf Club from May 2 4.
“I remember seeing Patty Berg come out on the course in her little cart and thinking there she is, one of the greatest women’s golfers of all time,” Shin said. “I’ve played the course multiple times and I’ve always played well.”
Berg was a longtime Fort Myers resident and a founding member of the LPGA. She died in 2006 at the age of 88.
A 2009 graduate of Canterbury School, Shin was a three time The News Press All Area Golfer of the Year. The former Wake Forest player turned professional in 2011 and has two top 10 finishes o rolex watches n the Symetra Tour. S rolex watches he finished second at the 2013 Northeast Delta Dental Invitational.
Shin, who has been practicing at The Verandah, has played in four events this season. Her best finish is a tie for 68th at the Visit Mesa Gateway Classic in Arizona.
“I’m looking forward to having my friends and family out to watch and I’m hoping they bring me birdie vibes,” she said.
The Symetra Tour is in its 34th competitive season in 2014. The top 10 money winners each season earn memberships on the LPGA Tour for the following season.
LPGA ticked at Golf Digest
Whether it saw model Paulina Gretzky on the cover of the Golf Digest or realized model Kate Upton and Golf Channel’s Holly Sonders were the previous two women on the cover of the magazine, LPGA officials have been fuming.
“Obviously we’re disappointed and frustrated by the editorial direction (and timing) Golf Digest has chosen with the announcement of its most recent magazine cover,” LPGA commissioner Mike Whan said. “If a magazine called Golf Digest is interested in showcasing females in the game, yet consistently steers away from the true superstars who’ve made history over th rolex watches e last few years, something is clearly wrong.”
Whan pointed out Inbee Park winning three straight wins major championships in 2013, Stacy Lewis becoming the first American to win Rolex Player of the Year since 1994 and Lexi Thompson and Lydia Ko being the youngest players to win championships yet not gracing the cover.
“Growing the game means a need for more role models and in these exciting times for women’s golf, the LPGA is overflowing with them,” Whan said. “At this point, I’m done talking about it and I hope the attention of the media and fans will shift in the proper direction.”
About the only person who used it to get a chuckle was Orlando based photographer Cy Cyr ,who grabbed a bunch of his buddies for a photo shoot, imitating Gretzky’s pose.
Shepard, who lives in Pittsburgh, had his aces on Nos. 6 and 12. He used an 8 iron on the 149 yard No. 6 and a pitching wedge on the 123 yard No. 12.
“It’s quite a shocker, I didn’t see either one go in,” Shepard said. “I did the same thing for both, went up to the green, got mad because I couldn’t find it. The second time, one of the guys went to the hole and said, ‘You gotta be, expletive, expletive’ .”
After the first one, he said players high fived him, slapped him on the back and looked for t rolex watches he nearest drink cart.
“On the second, it was rather subdued,” he said. “Everyone was in shock. I told my host on the next tee I needed a paper bag I was hyperventilating.”
The Florida State men’s Super Senior Amateur Championship will be held at The Forest, starting today. A total of 144 players will compete over three days.