LPGA legend Pat Bradley will visit for golf clinic at Cranwell
Pat Bradley, one of Massachusetts’ all-time golf legends and a member of the LPGA Hall of Fame, is coming to the Berkshires.
EduKaytiongolf will host "A Day With Pat Bradley" on Saturday, May 17, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Cranwell Resort, Spa and Golf Club’s practice facility.
It’s the second consecutive year that eduKaytiongolf’s Kay McMahon has landed a big-name star for a May golf celebrity event. Last year, former LPGA great and current TV golf commentator Dottie Pepper took part and was a big hit.
This year’s event will include an exhibition by Bradley and a clinic with hands-on instruction from the eduKaytiongolf staff under McMahon’s direction. It will close with a luncheon during which Bradley will talk about her life and career on the LPGA Tour.
"We are exceptionally excited to have Pat," said McMahon, a member of the LPGA’s Teaching and Club Professional Hall of Fame. "She will be outstanding. Pat is entertaining and charming."
Bradley captured 31 tournaments in 31 years on tour starting in 1974, earning her first tour win in 1976 and her last in 1995. She finished with six major titles, highlighted by a stunning 1986 season when she won the Nabisco Dinah Shore, LPGA Championship and du Maurier Ltd. Championship to become the first LPGA golfer to win three majors in a single year.
Not surprisingly, Bradley also won the first of her two LPGA Player of the Year awards that year -- the other came in 1991 when she won four tournaments.
"She’s absolutely one of the greatest players ever," said McMahon. "What she did in 1986 is one of the outstanding accomplishments ever for one year."
Over the past few years, she has often been mentioned for a new claim to fame -- she is the aunt of w011 PGA Championship winner Keegan Bradley, one of the most popular players on the PGA Tour.
Last year’s event with Pepper drew a large crowd and McMahon expects the same kind of reception for Bradley.
"We expect a full house," McMahon said. "Pat is extremely popular in Massachusetts."
McMahon recommends registering early with attendance being limited due to space constraints. In addition to the exhibition, clinic and luncheon, there wil be an autograph session with Bradley and everyone who attends will receive a gift basket.
The price is $119 for adults and $79 for juniors (ages 7-17). For more information and to register -- the registration deadline is May 8 -- go to www.edukaytiongolf.com, firstname.lastname@example.org or call (518) 669-1551.
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