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Published on May 06, 2016

Golfer Nancy Lopez to speak at UHS’ En-Joie event

The inspirational wit and unconventional sports wisdom of renowned golfer Nancy Lopez will be featured this summer when the UHS Golf Expo is held for the fourth time in Greater Binghamton. As a kickoff to the annual Dick’s Sporting Goods Open Golf Tournament, the UHS Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Program will present the exposition, to be held on Tuesday, July 5, starting at 3 p.m., at the En-Joie Golf Course in Endicott. Women from across the Southern Tier will be able to join Ms. Lopez for a live presentation, gaining invaluable tips on how to improve their golf swings and scores. “This will be a wonderful opportunity for women in our community to gain insights into lifelong fitness while learning about helpful UHS services and enjoying a presentation by one of the greatest female golfers of all time,” said Christina Boyd, vice president for Community Relations at UHS. “We’re very proud to offer this event as a free educational program to our community.”

The expo will begin with an afternoon of UHS-sponsored educational exhibits on a wide range of health topics of interest to women. Attendees can also enjoy free refreshments and enter drawings for prizes. In her talk, starting at 5 p.m., Ms. Lopez will encourage women to stay motivated, avoid injuries and maintain fitness at any age. Also, physicians, surgeons and other providers and clinical experts will be on hand to present information about orthopedics, sports medicine and women’s health programs offered by UHS. The event is free, but registration is required; call (607) 205-1500, or visit, to sign up.

With 48 LPGA Tour victories and three major championships to her credit, Ms. Lopez is a World Golf Hall of Fame member and one of the most celebrated women in the sport of professional golf today. In 1978 she became the only LPGA Tour member to win Rookie of the Year, Player of the Year and the Vare Trophy in the same season. In the decade following her Rookie of the Year designation, she amassed the 48 wins and their championships, and was named Player of the Year four times. Today Ms. Lopez actively works to promote public awareness of many medical issues, such as arthritis and cardiovascular disease, which run in her family, and is a generous donor to cancer and heart disease research.