Four Winds Invitational: Daddy Daughter ProAm
SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- There are 144 professional women golfers in South Bend for the Four Winds Invitational. Before the tournament the pros have been connecting with golfers from the community in events such as Thursday's Daddy Daughter Pro-Am.
Girls ranging in age from toddlers to teens had the opportunity to hit the links with their fathers.
Each team had a Symetra tour professional leading the way at Blackthorn Golf Club.
"He gives me tips and stuff and they're helpful and I can just learn off of him because he's really good," 16-year-old Lexi Kilcoin said.
It's a nine hole scramble where girls of all ages are the queens of the course.
"She is in aspiring golfer at Saint Joe High School, so I thought it was a good idea to get a chance to play with some of these great golfers and to support the community," Jim Kilcoin, Lexi's dad, said.
The pros shared some tips and their love of the sport. Carlie Carr is in her fourth year on the Symetra tour.
"I think it's cool just so the girls get to see how we work every day. It gives them the opportunity to ask us questions," Carr said.
"It's a good experience overall because you get to play with people who have worked very hard," Lexi said.