UPDATE: We were able to chat with Danielle over the weekend and found out something even better about the BEST. GOLF. PHOTO. EVER.
There’s video. With Cheyenne Woods.
We’ll let Danielle take it from here:
So I went to Aiguille du Midi in the Mont Blanc in the French Alps yesterday (Saturday, Sept. 13).
After I missed the cut I started to think what is there to do in Evian. I realized there were these famous French Alps “nearby” so I asked Cheyenne if she wanted to go and I asked my physiotherapist if she wanted to join, etc.
My physiotherapist had a car so we actually drove through the Swiss side, crossed over the boarder back and forth FOUR times, and drove back through the French side. So we basically made this huge circle from Evian les Bains to Chamonix and back.
On the way there I thought of a great idea to hit a ball or swing up there!
But none of us brought anything so we were really bummed out. But then there was a Chamonix Golf Club so we decided to stop by and say hello and ask if we can rent clubs. The owner was very nice and he actually came out to the Evian Championship the day before! What are the chances! He gave us two clubs and two golf balls and we were headed our way!
We took two gondolas up to the peak of the mountain and it was FREEZING. We went on the snow and took a swing at our own risk, there was no one there to tell you no or anything, and took pictures up there.
We hit balls at the first plateau of the mountain. I have a video of that as well.
I just believe that we are so blessed to travel and should take full advantage of what we’re gifted with. Getting cut doesn’t mean our week is over unless you decide it to be.
Please let me know if you need anything else!
In addition to winning two U.S. Amateurs and being a touring member of the LPGA, Kang has a Pinehurst win to her considerable credits – the 2011 North & South Women’s Amateur.
But on Saturday morning, despite missing the cut at the LPGA’s fifth and final major of the season, the Evian Championship, Kang posted what might be the best golf photo you’ll see in a long while.
The great Arnold Palmer turned 85 this week. We take a moment to reflect on The King’s grand legacy at The Cradle of American Golf
BY LEE PACE
Doris Palmer was fraught with anxiety. It was the 1954 U.S. Amateur at the Country Club of Detroit, and her 25-year-old-son, Arnold, was about to make a serious mistake. She approached Richard Tufts, the president of Pinehurst Inc. and USGA secretary, with her concerns.
“Oh, Mr. Tufts, I’m worried to death,” Mrs. Palmer said. “I’m afraid Arnold’s going to turn pro after this.”
“With that swing of his, he’ll never make it on tour.” Richard Tufts
Tufts’ primary frame of reference for young Palmer’s golf ability was the North and South Amateur, the tournament the Tufts family ran each spring on Pinehurst No. 2. Palmer never played particularly well in that event, losing by a monster score like 12-and-11 to Frank Stranahan in 1949.
“I’m sorry to hear that, Mrs. Palmer,” Tufts replied. “With that swing of his, he’ll never make it on tour.”
Palmer won the Amateur that week, did in fact turn professional and proceeded to make hash of his critics. Palmer and Tufts were reunited 14 years later in Charlotte, when Palmer spoke on Tufts’ behalf at the latter’s induction ceremony into the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame. They shared a laugh over Tufts’ gaffe.