Last week the Duramed Futures Tour made it's stop at the Links at Gettysburg. The Duramed Futures Tour is for lady golfers trying to make the LPGA Tour.
Last year Tom worked as a volunteer for the Pro-Am days as well as the first two days of the tournament. He did the same again this year and we also hosted two of the players. Lili Alvarez from Durango, Mexico and Alissa Kuczka from Phoenix, Az.
We enjoyed having the ladies around for the week, learning about their backgrounds and what they have to go through on the tour. The lifestyle, being on the road for six months out of the year, finding sponsors and funding to stay on tour, and many times not knowing where and with whom you will be staying each week does not hold a lot of glamour. But they are following their dreams of playing in the LPGA.
We were really pulling for the ladies, but they did not make the 36 hole cut. How sad for them and to a degree for us. It is amazing to see how they cope with not making the cut and support their friends that do.
Alissa and Lili if you read this, best of luck to you both and we can not wait to see you both on the LPGA tour.
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