LPGA TOUR golfer and longtime supporter of NJGF programming, New Jersey native Marina Alex works with a group of young ladies at the 2nd Annual Future Female Executive Day @ ShopRite LPGA Classic.
Aspiring female executives had the chance to learn from the pros on Wednesday, May 27 in Galloway, N.J., as Seaview Hotel and Golf Club hosted the 2nd Annual ShopRite LPGA Classic Future Female Executive Day, presented by the New Jersey Golf Foundation.
The all-female event included a fun day of golf instruction from nine current and former LPGA Tour professionals and a subsequent cocktail reception at the Stockton Seaview Hotel for all participants and their invited guests.
Participants included a group of female executives from Wakefern/Shop Rite and Stockton University, along with a girls scout troop from the AC area and the young ladies that compete on the South Jersey Junior Golf Tour. Additional attendees included local youth, high school and college students, all with future aspirations of becoming executives in corporate America.
With assistance from PGA Professionals from the NJPGA section, each LPGA Tour pro at the event was responsible for conducting an afternoon mini-clinic consisting of approximately eight students. All attendees received expert instruction through three 30-minute stations that covered important aspects of the game of golf, including full swing, short game and putting.
The lineup of current and former LPGA Tour professionals that participated in the festivities included New Jersey native and longtime NJGF supporter Marina Alex as well as Amanda Blumenherst, Jean Bartholomew, Jackie Gallagher-Smith, Denise Killeen, Karen Noble, Irene Cho Coe, Laurie Rinker and Maggie Will.
“It certainly seemed like a great event from my point of view,” LPGA Tournament Manager Bill Hansen said. “The girls and executives looked like they really enjoyed themselves. The pros were fantastic too, which certainly helped.”
“This event is a wonderful complement to ShopRite LPGA Classic week, offering an incredible opportunity for the next generation of female golfers and executives to interact with a group of LPGA TOUR professionals,” said Chris Hunt, Executive Director, New Jersey Golf Foundation. “It was inspiring to see the LPGA professionals take the time out of their schedules to connect with such an energetic group of young ladies.”
For more information on NJGF programming and special events, visit www.njgolffoundation.com
To view the photo album from the event, click here.
Photo courtesy of NJPGA