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LPGA professional lends golf expertise at SentryWorld

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Suzy Whaley teaches during a golf clinic Monday afternoon Suzy Whaley teaches during a golf clinic Monday afternoon

by Bryon Graff

STEVENS POINT (WAOW) - Some of the state's best girl golfers played in a junior tournament at SentryWorld.  It leads up to the Solheim Cup in Chicago... which is the LPGA's version of the Ryder Cup.

That's not all.  The girls are treated to a clinic by professional golfer and teacher Suzy Whaley.

She's famous for being the second woman to qualify for a men's PGA Tour event when she won the 2003 Connecticut PGA championship which gave an automatic berth to the Greater Hartford Open.

As you could imagine... she has plenty of experience to pass on.

LPGA/PGA golfer and teacher Suzy Whaley: "You know for me, it's all about junior golf and that is our future for our game. And as a PGA professional, it's all about making sure we have players in the game later on. And I, of course, have an affinity to girls cause I have two of them. I have a 14 year old and 12 year old daugther who both play golf, and I think it's important for them to learn the game. There's great things that come from it: charisma, honesty, they meet friends, they network. And they can play it for their whole so it's a great sport for them."

Online Reporter: Bryon Graff

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