Wednesday, August 14, 2013
400 attend 'Pearls' event with golf legend Nancy Lopez
More than 400 women from around the Southern Tier
turned out at The Links at Hiawatha Landing Aug. 12 to meet LPGA legend
“Pearls of Wisdom with Nancy Lopez” was
co-sponsored at The Links by UHS and Dick’s Sporting Goods as an
exciting kickoff to the Dick’s Sporting Goods Open of the PGA Champions’
Tour Aug. 16 to 18 at the En-Joie Golf Course.
the Pearls outing learned about good health from a number of UHS
healthcare professionals staffing display tables under the big tent at
The Links, then got some valuable tips on improving their golf games at a
free clinic conducted by Ms. Lopez.
The celebrated golfer was
introduced to the news media at 3 p.m. by UHS breast surgical oncologist
Camelia Lawrence, MD, and to the crowd at 6 p.m. by UHS gynecologist
Nancy Shumeyko, MD.
“We can always count on UHS and the many
participating departments and providers to offer the latest in
resources, including expert information on diet, exercise, physical
therapy and preventive medicine for every stage of life,” Dr. Shumeyko
said. “And when it comes to improving our golf swings, we can count on
this evening’s guest of honor, who has combined a remarkable career on
the Tour with a devotion to the cause of fitness, well-being and
With 48 LPGA Tour victories and three Major
Championships, Ms. Lopez is a World Golf Hall of Fame member and one of
the most celebrated women in the sport 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.
decade following her Rookie of the Year season, she amassed 48 tour
victories, three major championships and the Player of the Year
designation four times.
No stranger to upstate New York, she has often played in events in the Rochester area and in the LPGA’s Corning Classic.
she is on the Legends’ Tour, and also works to promote public awareness
of a number of health issues, including arthritis and cardiovascular
disease. She is an active contributor in the areas of heart and cancer
Not only that, she is always willing to offer a few pearls of golf advice to amateurs who want to improve their games.
the news conference, Dr. Lawrence said: “I can think of no more fitting
way to kick off the Dick's Sporting Goods Open week in Greater
Binghamton than with an appearance by the legendary Ms. Lopez, and I
hope you all will join with me in greeting her warmly as she visits The
Links and in extending to her the signature hospitality of our
See more pictures of the event on UHS' Facebook page!