We took my 2 girls to see the finals in New Rochelle today at the HSBC Women’s Match play. First of all, the Wykagyl Country Club is simply gorgeous. The grass was so green it hurt your eyes.
Secondly, before even talking golf, the place was empty. No idea if this is because LPGA isn’t a big draw, or because the top players were all knocked out early or because the Open (I knew Sergio couldn’t go wire to wire!) was on. The good news was that we got close, real close to the action. The bad news was that it was QUIET, unlike when I saw Tiger last year at the U.S. Open. That was loud and exciting.
The golf however, was great. The accuracy and precision of the shots were stunning. The women were so athletic and solid looking in person – it always amazes me at how big athletes are when you see them up close.
Seon Hwa Lee of South Korea jumped out to an early lead and held on the entire way for the victory.
Afterwards, we got Maria Hjorth to sign my girls hats which was pretty cool. HSBC also did a great job with freebies (chairs, water, granola bars) and had a terrific spectator area set up with putting, golf simulators and even free lessons (no, I didn’t get one!).
All in all, a terrific day! I just wish Natalie, Morgan or Paula had been playing.