The LPGA is committed to changing the face of golf, making the sport we love more diverse, accessible, and inclusive. This month we are proud to share the stories of our Asian Pacific American Tour players, teachers, amateurs, and junior golfers as we celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.
Chapter: Baltimore and Lee
LPGA.com: What does Asian Pacific American Heritage Month mean to you?
Rebecca Guo: This would be the month to highlight the Asian culture, which is very diversified, and to break down the stereotype that we are very different. All the cultures are essentially the same, all the regions are the same, all the families are the same, all the people are the same: we all love, laugh, and enjoy the food!
Q: What comes to mind when you think of the culture, history, and contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders?
A: Asian Americans brought with them their deep love of the food. Together with it is the extremely rich culinary history and experience. It brings people together.
Q: Why is it important to dedicate time towards this type of recognition and celebration?
A: It gives the society a chance to learn from each other and appreciate each other. To realize we are all Americans.
Q: What are meaningful ways organizations or individuals can recognize and celebrate the culture, heritage, history, and contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders?
A: Book clubs, cooking classes, history presentations, and tours of the country are good examples.