Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Can Morgan Pressel help unite World through golf?

LPGA star Morgan Pressel is traveling to Israel making Aliyah for the first time in her life this week to tour the country and host golf clinics for local children. Pressel will also be leading a roundtable discussion with Israeli and Palestinian youths in hopes of using golf as a medium for teaching valuable life lessons.




The 2011 LPGA Championship runner-up will take a tour of some of Israel’s most historically-rich places including a private tour of the Western Wall, a visit to Yad Vashem (Israel’s national Holocaust Memorial Museum) and the Dead Sea. Morgan will also be meeting with various Israeli signatories and leaders, including former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.


With the inclusion of golf at the 2016 Olympics, Morgan plans on leading more trips to Israel, to create additional awareness and support for the game, especially among young children and adults.


Perhaps more than just children can benefit from the lessons of the First Tee Program...?

 Recently, Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney pledged to a group of Jewish conservatives that his first trip as Commander in Chief would be to Israel. I wonder if a foursome including Iranian, Syrian, Israeli and USA leaders would improve global diplomatic relations?


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Read an interview about how Morgan Pressel prepared for the U.S. Women's Open


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Gerry Wendel said...

Never thought about how widespread (or not) the game of golf could be. Sure, it's popular in the U.S. and Scotland, but where else? Hmmm...

Shannon Grissom said...

Very cool!

Stacy Solomon said...

I don't believe there are more han a few golf courses in the region...probably more sandy than the lush courses here in the States.

Great learning opportunity not just in the game but in the honor and respect and other lessons taught by first tee program.

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