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Lynn Adams, LPGA pro

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Lynn Adams, LPGA pro


Lynn Adams was born in Kingsville.  Although she spent her life travelling for golf – she’s been to 49 of 50 states and only lacks South Dakota – she says, “I always knew I would come back to Texas.  Adams’ athletic start was in tennis, but she eventually got into golf.  Her brothers and parent played and golf was something they all enjoyed together.
 
Adams didn’t set out to be a professional golfer, her first job was as a high school tennis coach, but teaching math and being in the classroom didn’t suit her.  She took a job at River Oaks Country Club and took a lesson and the “rest is history”, she says.  Adams joined the LPGA tour in1978 and played professionally until 1994.  She won the 1983 Combanks Orlando Classic over Janet Anderson and her mentor, JoAnne Carner.  “JoAnne taught me everything I ever knew about the short game”, Adams recalls, and it certainly served her well.
 
A severe thumb injury ended Adams’ playing career, but she remains connected to golf as a teaching pro.  She is also actively involved as a teacher for the Special Olympics and The First Tee.  “I love how golf brings people together”, she said.  “Golf is just fun”.  
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Just an awesome person is Lynn!
Posted by Kyle Stevens on September 21, 2016 @ 10:13 am

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