Do yourself a favor and listen to Karen Palacios-Jensen and Ken Hartis (aka Hound Dog) interview LPGA veteran Lisa Strom on Inside the LPGA this week. Lisa has all kinds of interesting things to say about Lorena Ochoa, Michelle Wie, and Stacy Prammanasudh, not to mention her Q-School experience (where she tied Wie and played the final day with Mika Miyazato). And Hound Dog and Karen do as good a job as the Wegmans podcasters did with her last summer. But the most interesting thing to me in the entire interview was the glimpse Lisa gave into what those players who don't qualify for the limited-field events in the LPGA's early-season Asian swing do to stay sharp.
She and my old golfing buddy Moira Dunn are currently in the middle of the pack in this week's SunCoast Series event. Jeehae Lee (70) and M.J. Hur (69) are among the many LPGA players near the front of the pack after the 1st round. The series regulars are not playing for big money--as their 2009 money list shows--but instead to get ready for the opportunities that come their way to play on the LPGA and Futures Tour.
Anhone who thinks golf is a rich man's game should try following the ladies of the SunCoast Series around for a round or two.