Sneak Peek: This article will appear in the March 25 edition of Global Golf Post.
RIO VERDE, ARIZONA | They originally came for the person. Now, they come for the cause.
When Betsy King founded the Golf Fore Africa charity in 2008 after taking a heartbreaking trip to Rwanda, Tanzania and Zambia and witnessing the plight of HIV-infected children in those countries, she wasn’t sure what she could do. The problems were so vast and systemic; so cultural and historic; so daunting and dire that she wasn’t sure what difference a golfer – even one with a legendary career – could make. But King is a woman of great faith who believes the Almighty makes all things possible.
That faith came full circle when King hosted her annual Golf Fore Africa pro-am at the Tonto Verde Golf Club, near Phoenix and about 20 minutes from the J.W. Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa where the LPGA's Bank of Hope Founders Cup is being contested this week. At noon on Monday, 47 LPGA professionals, more than a third of the field in the tour's firs...
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