ALL-FEMALE PRO-AM EVENT HIGHLIGHTS PRE-WEEK TWO FESTIVITIESThe second annual Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina All-Female Pro-Am event took place on Tuesday afternoon at Pinehurst Course No. 8, highlighting mid-tournament festivities in Pinehurst, N.C. for LPGA Q-Series.
A total of 33 amateurs and 11 professionals teed it up on the Tom Fazio-designed track. Of the 11 pros, 10 are competing in Q-Series. They were also joined by two-time LPGA Tour winner and four-time Team USA Solheim Cup member Laura Diaz.
“Last year was the first-ever LPGA sanctioned all-female Pro-Am, so we are excited to be part of this and proud to bring it to life,” said Reagan Greene Pruitt, the Vice President of Marketing and Community Engagement at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina. “To see female leaders on the golf course of all skillsets across the board, being confident to pursue that shot, get out here and do something that may be out of their comfort zone, that's why we're here. We are committed to improving the health and well-being of North Carolinians and also very committed to the female demographic. Golf fits into both of those, especially with the LPGA. Physical health, mental health, being out here living fearless is why we are here and what this is all about.”
GIRLS GOLF CLINIC GIVES BACK TO THE LOCAL PINEHURST COMMUNITY
On Sunday, the range at historic Pinehurst No. 2 hosted a LPGA-USGA Girls Golf clinic led by Whispering Pines site director Charlaine Hirst and attended by 70 local girls in the program. The clinic was themed Howl-O-Ween and girls were encouraged to wear costumes to build the holiday spirit. They also brought donations for the Caring Hearts for Canines non-profit dog rescue located in Southern Pines.
“Rolling out the #DriveOn campaign is such a good fit for our brand as well and the partnership with the LPGA allows us to bring to life the girls golf clinic, Q-Series Pro-Am and tournament,” Greene Pruitt said. “We span all ages, so being able to positively impact and empower girls of the young age to live fearless, all the way to the older generation is a good fit for us in how we activate and communicate our brand.”