By LARRY VAUGHT
Former three-time Kentucky state golf champion Emma Talley is a full-time member of the LPGA Tour this season but she still remains true to her Caldwell County roots.
“I am the same person but definitely I get a lot more golf questions when I go back home now,” she said. “Everyone is great. I was living in Birmingham until about two months ago but I will be living in Princeton during the off weeks now. I will be home a lot more this year.”
She will definitely be back May 11 to again participate in the Tee It Closer To A Cure Golf Scramble at Paxton Park Golf Course. The event benefits Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America.
This will be her fourth year to participate in the event (registration is available by calling 270-331-5023 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Both my trainer and one of my coaches at the golf complex there (in Paducah) have Crohn’s (disease), so this is a very important event to me,” Talley said. “I will have a couple of prizes donated by the girls out here (on the LPGA Tour).
“I play a hole with each group and really have fun doing it. I get to see everyone I grew up with and also meet some new people. It’s just a good day that I really, really enjoy.”