Every week throughout 2012, we will spotlight one LPGA player and provide an in depth look into her life -- both on the course and off of it. Keep coming back each day to learn more about Angela Stanford.
Angela Stanford hosts fundraising event
On Thursday, May 10, 2012, the Angela Stanford Foundation held its inaugural "A Night With the Stars" event in Fort Worth, Texas. The fundraising event featured dinner and a concert at a local Mexican restaurant, Joe T Garcia's. Three country music artists took part in the concert: Patrick Davis, Eden's Edge and Tracy Lawrence. All of the proceeds from the night went to the Angela Stanford Foundation Scholarship Fund, which recently issued 8 college scholarships to local Texas students who have been affected by cancer. This is the first year that the foundation has issued scholarships and all of the recipients and their parents were on hand for "A Night With the Stars." A number of LPGA players were also on hand for the event including Brittany Lang, Katie Futcher, Kristy McPherson, Gerina Piller, Jenny Gleason, and Meredith Duncan.
On first LPGA victory
On 2012 HSBC Women's Champions win
2009 Q&A with TCU Magazine
Angela Stanford Foundation website
Recharged and refreshed
Stanford energized in 12th season on Tour
By Neal Reid
Ten years is a long time in any profession, but grinding it out on a professional golf tour for a decade can seem like more than a chore.
For Angela Stanford, who is in the midst of her 12th season on the LPGA Tour, a much-needed break in the offseason has her rejuvenated and raring to go, and the results have been there. The Texan earned her fifth career LPGA win in February at the HSBC Women's Champions in Singapore, has missed just one cut in eight events in 2012 and stands seventh on the LPGA money list with $311,119.
Stanford took an extended break away from the game - from mid-November to mid-January - and the time off and rest have been just what she needed.
"I took the longest break I've taken as a professional in the offseason, and I think I just really needed a break mentally to get rejuvenated and excited about it again," said Stanford, who has amassed more than $6.8 million in career earnings. "I just needed a break to reset. Sometimes, you get into routines mentally and physically, and sometimes you just need a break. I've always thought that, the more times you can get away from something, the more you forget the bad.
"So, when I started again in January, I felt fresh and didn't have any of those (bad) thoughts. All the negative was gone, and it was like starting with a new slate." More>>