Golf on the Other Coast - The ShopRite LPGA Classic

If you're reading this you've probably spent at least some of the day watching familiar men navigate the dramatic Pacific coast terrain of Pebble Beach Golf Links; a US Open in an iconic local, for many golf fans it doesn't get better.

However, I'm on the opposite side of the country, at southern New Jersey's Seaview Golf Course, and it's the ladies of the LPGA who are getting ready to play. They'll be teeing off at the ShopRite LPGA Classic, where this other coastal scenery offers its own kind of beauty.

I was at Seaview yesterday during the ProAm. I got to know the historic course and spoke to some of the players who would will soon attempt to win there.

Cristie Kerr
, coming off her LPGA State Farm Classic win reminisced about playing the ShopRite earlier in the decade and several times spoke of how happy she was to be back after an absence of several years.

Suzann Pettersen
spoke to me about her fondness for the Seaview course as well. We also discussed the increasingly global nature of the LPGA tour... and talked about some of the effective ways the Nordic countries are growing the game of golf.

Paula Creamer
... playing her first tournament since being sidelined by surgery answered questions about the operation and the recovery. She's looking forward to being "back in the game".

Sadly, my time on site here will be brief this time around; obligations in CT have me heading back home tomorrow, but I look forward to following the tournament on TV this weekend and will definitely try to get back to Seaview before the end of the season.