Texie June Petchel and her Dad JJ - Share Their Experience at the LPGA Junior Legacy

Thought I would share some photos from the past 2 days while Texie played the Fresh&Easy Kraft Junior Legacy Challenge. I could write 10 pages about the past 2 days, but here are some highlights:

Playing Mondays practice round with LPGA Legends Beth Daniel and Meg Mallon.

Texie being treated like a LPGA player with all the benefits... brand new tour golf balls on the practice range, getting equipment help from the manufacturers, and even getting treatment from one of the LPGA physical trainers when her shoulder was bothering her Monday afternoon.

Meeting countless celebrities and LPGA players at Monday nights pairings party.

Texie getting paired with tournament host Amy Alcott and then hitting the opening tee shot for the entire tournament.

Her 77 was far off the winning score who received an invitation to play in this weeks Kraft Nabisco Championship, but she faired well in the all star field beating about half of the juniors and pros. 4 birdies highlighted Texie's round with a nice run in the middle of the round where she birdied 3 of 4 holes. One birdie resulted from possibly the most daring shot I have ever seen her hit in competition. A poor tee shot on the difficult 12th hole left her in the sand and 160 yards (all carry over water) to the green. Instead of taking the water out of play and going to the left of the green and settling for a par or bogey, she hit the perfect shot about 15 feet past the flag and then made the birdie putt.

Personally I was thrilled to meet comic genius Larry David (creator of Seinfeld and Curb your enthusiasm) as I have watched Seinfeld reruns virtually every night before going to sleep for the past 10+ years. Tonya was complementing his work and he yells "I would give it all up, give it all up, to have Texie's swing!" Talking to him is like watching a Curb your enthusiasm episode. So funny! Another highlight was talking to Patrick Warburton for about 30 minutes, who played David Puddy on Seinfeld. Getting parenting advice from "Puddy" is something I would never imagine happening. Patrick is the father of 4, with 2 in college and seems like a truly good person.





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