Wegmans LPGA Championship – Round One

My player is Wendy Doolan

Three over early but settled down. Finished in that position.

As we made the turn, I low-fived Dimples (someone dressed in a golf ball costume) in hopes of a little extra mojo. Must have worked as Wendy made some fantastic pars which helped the cause tremendously.

An elderly gentleman in a cowboy hat followed us all day on one of those motorized scooters. As we walked off the last hole, I discovered he was Mo Martin’s granddad and is 100 years old! If the LPGA has not done a story on them yet, they should.

You can follow Mo on Twitter @mogarita8 which is a bit of an odd handle. She doesn’t drink.

The pace of play was superb for us but can’t say as much for the Wood’s threesome to our rear. While we were in the middle of the sixth fairway, they just got to five tee and by the looks of it, were on the clock.

The Caddie Maters for the new Canadian event were in the house. Followed the Wood’s group on the back nine.

A hail storm followed by lightning bolts shortened yesterday’s pro-am to nine holes.

Looks as if the link to that potential new event is still active after all. Click here.

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6 Responses to Wegmans LPGA Championship – Round One

  1. Mo’s grandfather is priceless… what a great old guy. He has followed her on the Futures Tour for years. When he was in his mid 90’s he used to ride a Segway down his long dirt driveway out in California to pick up his mail.
    When Mo won the Futures event in Concord, N.H. he was there and they did a great story on him in the local paper.
    I watched you in action today, as I followed my friend Hannah. Nice work steadying the ship after the rocky start,. Will try to say hi tomorrow out there.

  2. Mark says:

    Mo got a little tv time on GC and they mentioned her grandfather and her being an older than average rookie.

  3. Cougar says:

    Check the Democrat and Chronicle for the story. Did you know the cart conked out on #17?

  4. Ozz says:

    Larry, did you hear if any slow play penalties were issued in the Woods group? Teach ’em early if they did.

  5. Awsi Dooger says:

    I attended a Futures Tour event two years ago and saw Mo Martin’s grandfather following her on the course. Great to hear that he’s still out there. I remember reading a Lisa Mickey article on the Futures Tour (now Symetra) website, with Mo saying she has a running bet with her grandfather. Actually it’s not a bet so much as a payout…strategic incentive. Whenever she leaves a putt short she owes him a quarter.

    Mo was obviously a very popular player on the Futures Tour. The other players were kidding around with her all day during that event I attended, like a beloved older sister.

    BTW, the LPGA fired Lisa Mickey last year. That was the first tipoff they had no idea what they were doing in regard to the website and its content or appearance.

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