Golfing great swings for a cause

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Camber's-blog-109Leta Lindley, 42, who took her first job in the golf world at the age of 11 (she painted stripes on the range balls), joined the LPGA circuit in 1995 after graduating from the University of Arizona in 1994 with a degree in communications. Despite only taking the LPGA Tour title once, after 15 years of competition, Lindley ranks in the Top 60 all-time LPGA money winners.

Lindley is now retired from the LPGA and resides in Palm Beach Gardens with her husband, Matt Plagmann (who acted as her caddy), and her children Cole and Reese.

Lindley and others will host the Alliance Golf Classic on Dec. 5 at PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens on its Champion Course, which is home to the Honda Classic. The day of golf will support the Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness, a nonprofit organization that has worked throughout South Florida for 14 years to help prevent eating disorders and promote a positive body image. The Alliance has offered presentations on eating disorder, positive body image and self-esteem to more than 200,000 people through the United States; additionally, the Alliance offers free support groups and advocates for mental health legislation, and provides support through a toll-free national phone line.

The third annual Alliance Classic will begin on Dec. 5 at 6:30 a.m. with registration and a continental breakfast at 7:30 a.m. followed by a shotgun start on the Champion Course at 8:30 a.m. Registration is still open and includes Champion Course green fees, golf cart, a day of (scramble format) golf, continental breakfast and luncheon, Hole-In-One competition, gift bags for each player, team photos and much more. The fees for registration are $250 per individual or $900 per foursome.

If you’re not much of a golfer, but still want to support The Alliance, there are three levels of sponsorship opportunities currently available.

To learn more about the Alliance Golf Classic, how to play or how to become a sponsor, simply visit www.alliancegolfclassic.com or call (561) 841-0900.

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