Mike and Hugh, I wanted to thank you both for providing my family and I with a wonderful experience on Saturday at the Manulife Financial LPGA Classic.
The staff and volunteers at the event provided terrific service without exception. One example: as we sat behind the 6th green with Michelle Wie's group approaching, a volunteer asked a number of young girls, including my daughter, if they wanted to sit right by the ropes where the players would pass. "Sorry, kids only!" she said...really terrific.
Even more impressive to me was the level of engagement that the players had with the crowd. More than one player said "hi" to my daughter as they passed by...during their round. We met a number of players outside the scoring tent after they had finished, and without exception they thanked us for coming and asked if we were having fun. One player - not a well-known name - went out of her way to come back when she realized she had missed signing a couple of hats for kids. I was truly impressed.
In particular, Gerina Piller and Kathleen Ekey were incredibly kind and engaging as they interacted with the fans.
Thank you both again for your hospitality. I can tell you that we had a great day - the real testament to this is that my daughter has asked if we can go again next year. Well done to you both!