Dick Harmon: Dick Harmon: 3 fascinating women's golfers showed me something I had never seen before
In 1996, Nield walked through the children’s ward at Parirenyatwa Hospital in Zimbabwe and met a 12-year-old girl who’d been blinded with bilateral cataracts for four years. The day after a 15-minute surgery the girl took off eye patches and could see.
Shortly after, Maritz and Nield were walking down the 18th fairway at Chapman Golf Club and came up with an idea to form a charity to raise money for more such surgeries. They got European Ladies Tour veterans to join in giving clinics and tournaments for the cause. Lundgren joined the cause and later converted to the LDS Church through contact with Nield and her family.
I’ve got to say this trio provided an amazing amount of golf knowledge in the fastest time I’ve ever witnessed. They gave hour lessons in 60 seconds. They individualized it to every player at the event who’d listen, posting themselves on different tee boxes.
Rain delayed the event, but as the skies emptied on carts and bags in the staging area, the trio quickly shepherded the group inside the clubhouse where they gave one of the best putting lessons you’d find anywhere.
Yes, it is a little cheesy of me, but I’ve got put it on the record.
I’ve never witnessed a more uplifting morning of golf than I did this day with these three miracle workers.
Dick Harmon, Deseret News sports columnist, can be found on Twitter as Harmonwrites and can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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