Manteo High School golf team receives gear donation from Links Ladies

Published 8:47 am Thursday, April 21, 2022

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When Bud Hendrix, Manteo High School golf coach, realized nine enthusiastic girls signed up for the golf team, he was really pleased. But there was a problem: they had no clubs. So Hendrix reached out to the Links Ladies, who find their home at the Nags Head Golf Links. He requested donations of any secondhand clubs that some of the ladies might not need any longer for the girls to use. The

Well, in true fashion of the Links Ladies, it far exceeded the expectations! Organized by members Karen DelVacchio and Susan Bothwell, the Links Ladies were able to collect enough to provide nine new sets of clubs including bags and balls. Needless to say, everyone was thrilled with the response.

The Links Ladies are a diverse group of women – 65 strong – who come together for social, golf and philanthropic causes. Their signature event has been the Driving Fore the Cure golf cancer tournament each first Saturday of June at the Nags Head Golf Links. The profits from the event have contributed to over $250,000 of cancer support to local women in need. In addition, the yearly dues go directly to Food for Thought each year.

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– Submitted by Linda Ledwith