More than 100 juniors and LPGA*USGA Girls Golf members had the chance to meet and interact with 2013 US Women’s Open champion Paula Creamer during Tuesday’s “Pink Panther” golf clinic which was co-hosted by Matt Lauer of NBC’s Today Show. The event was held at Sebonack Golf Club, host of the 2013 US Women’s Open and gave participants the chance to watch Paula demonstrate golf shots and pick her brain about her career on the LPGA Tour and her life outside the ropes.
Paula discussed her trademark colors, how she keeps her cool under pressure on the golf course, and why she chose golf over cheerleading at the age of twelve. She attributed her decision to pursue the game of golf to a question her father asked her at age 12 - whether she wanted to cheer for others or have people cheer for her.
In addition to the golf clinic, juniors participated in a day-long series of activities prior to the clinic including a picnic lunch sponsored by Girls Golf and the Chevron STEM Zone exhibit, a unique experience which highlighted the science of golf through a series of hands-on learning stations.