I love hearing about great success stories of all types of working women. This one involves a workerette in the form of a professional female athlete—an LPGA golfer, to be exact. Morgan Pressel is making a name for herself at a very young age on the LPGA tour. She is already the youngest female golfer to ever win a major tournament, but she just accomplished a particularly noteworthy victory. Morgan is currently the official resident LPGA Touring Professional at the Kapalua Resort on Maui, Hawaii, which is a great feat in its own right, but this past weekend on Oct 16-19 Morgan won the inaugural Kapalua LPGA Classic golf tournament on her home turf in front of her home crowd.
What an amazing accomplishment! To win any tournament is exceptional, but to do it while representing the tournament’s host golf course is even more remarkable. It’s like winning a gold medal when the Olympics are being played in your own country. Since Kapalua is her official professional home, Morgan Pressel was called upon to do extra appearances, photo shoots, interviews, etc, throughout the event, but she was still able to gather her focus and pull out the victory.
“I'm excited, first to be a part of the Kapalua family, and it was a dream that we had to bring the LPGA Tour here,” Morgan said after the event. “To be here and to win on top of it is just that much more exciting because I have my Kapalua family, as I'm now calling them, they just cheered me on all week.”
Rising to the occasion is the sign of a true successful woman and workerette. Congratulations, Morgan, and thanks for representing the best in us so well.