LPGA Golf Professional Amelia Lewis has First Golf Media Day
Make no mistake about it – it is hard work being part of the LPGA. There are a lot of endless days of practice, weeks of travel, many new rules to learn, people to meet, etc, ect. However, there are also so many great moments that it make it all worth it. One of the most exciting things yet was my first MEDIA DAY! I have always read about them but now I was part of one. The LPGA asked me to fly up to Syracuse, New York for two days to promote the LPGA Futures Tour Alliance Bank Classic Presented by Wegmans – a tournament where I had finished runner-up in 2010. I knew it was going to be an amazing experience for me and I was so excited to get my first Media Day started!
Fresh off a 36-hole qualifier for the U.S. Women’s Open the day before, I boarded a 6:30 a.m. flight from Jacksonville, Florida to Syracuse, New York to start my journey. On the plane, I readied for the trip ahead by looking at an outline of the day’s activities. Here is a brief overview of what it looked like: 11:30- arrive in Syracuse, 12:30- interviews and present award at High School Championship, 2:30- radio interview, 3:30- film 11 golf tips, 6:30- meet and greet. And that was only Day One! I knew that I had a long and busy day ahead of me and that Red Bull was going to be a necessity.
Immediately when I landed, I met Rachel Vaughn from the Pinckney Hugo Group (the advertising agency organizing the media day) who organized the day’s events and we were off. We had a long day ahead of us and there was no time to waste. Our first stop was the Section III Women’s High School Golf Championship, where I presented the award to the winner and invited them to play in the Alliance Bank Classic Presented by Wegmans. Next, we rushed over to Drumlins Country Club to prepare for a radio interview and to film golf tips for Time Warner Sports Cable.
About Amelia Lewis:
LPGA Professional Golfer, 2011 LPGA ROOKIE, 107th North & South Women Amateur Champion, AND former ranked #3 Womens Amateur with 52 champion titles.