Playing in golf’s largest pro-am a special experience | David Weinberg’s Extra Points


When I told a friend I was playing in the ShopRite LPGA Classic Pro-Am, he chuckled and warned me about first-tee jitters.

Thursday’s round was on the Bay Course at Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club, where the actual tournament is being held. My group was paired with So Yeon Ryu, who just happens to be ranked in the Rolex Women’s Golf World Rankings and is No. 1 in the Rolex Player of the Year point race.

I’m more of a Timex-style golfer, the kind that takes a licking and keeps on ticking.

There were a few dozen spectators watching when the announcer said, “Ladies and gentlemen, first up on the tee, David Weinberg.”

There was actually some applause, which surprised me since none of my relatives were there.

When I got ready to…



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