Angye Fox
Lexi Thompson, at the age of 12, was the youngest golfer to ever qualify to play in the U.S. Women’s Open. She turned pro at the age of 15 and in September of 2011, Lexi set a record as the youngest-ever winner of an LPGA tournament at the age of 16 when she won the Navistar LPGA Classic.

In an interview in October on the PJ Sports Talk Show at the Red Bull (Lexi’s major sponsor) Flugtag Event, Lexi shared her story about the positive impact her two older brothers have played in her passion for the game of golf. She also looks up to other professional lady golfers like Nancy Lopez for inspiration.

Lexi Thompson interview on YouTube

And taking the (Red) bull by the horns, Lexi successfully petitioned the LPGA to receive a waiver to the rule that LPGA Tour members must be at least 18 years old, allowing her to enter the 2011 LPGA Qualifying School for Tour membership in 2012.

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By Angye Fox
Wine and cheese. Thigh high stockings and stiletto heels. Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire. All are great paired together.

How about another great pair? Cigars and golf. Let’s tee up that topic.

I took up the game of golf in my mid-twenties when I moved from Green Bay, Wisconsin to Tampa, Florida. I figured since golf was a sport I could enjoy year-round in the Sunshine State, I might as well learn how to play the game.

I loved it! I took a few lessons from a golf pro and was addicted to golf from the start. And then, I discovered business golf. I own an ad agency/PR firm and would take my clients out on the links to play 18 holes followed by cocktails in the clubhouse. Even after just one round of golf, our relationship was forever changed. That highly valuable 4 to 5 hours of time spent together without the usual interruptions from the workplace allows you to see someone’s true character. How do they handle a bad shot? Do they cheat on their scorecard? Are they considerate of others and watch for the other person’s ball? You can really learn a lot about someone from one round of golf.

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