The Fayetteville Observer’s Stephen Schramm has a wonderful column about Pinehurst Resort head golf professional Shannon Scott, who proves that women’s golf at Pinehurst will continue to thrive long after the 2014 U.S. Women’s Open completes play this weekend. We encourage you read the entire column here, but here a couple of notable pullouts:
Last week, she was helping oversee the shuttles that ran players from the clubhouse to the 10th tee. On Monday, she was the starter at the first tee. For the rest of this week she’ll be heading up the crew running the players’ locker room, meaning she’s part tour guide, part concierge and an occasional opponent on the room’s popular ping pong table.
“I’ve got a little match coming up this afternoon,” Scott said Tuesday. “I need to practice a little bit. I can’t say that I’m a ping pong champion.”
Scott says many U.S. Women’s Open players have shown a huge interest in Scott’s position at Pinehurst:
Scott, 27, is the head golf professional for Pinehurst Nos. 1-5, a rarity in a male-dominated profession. She heads a staff of three assistants, two of which also are women.
“They’re like ‘Oh my God that’s awesome! You have three female pros here,’” Scott said of most players’ reaction.