Sneak Peek: This article will appear in the May 6 edition of Global Golf Post.
BLUFFTON, SOUTH CAROLINA | With the sun beginning to fall over the South Carolina Lowcountry, Joanna Coe walked across the bridge to Belfair’s 18th tee. The teeing area rises out of the marshland and is attached to a wooden walkway like a ship tied to a dock, the ultimate spot from which to cast your golf ball toward the intimidating fairway ahead.
If Coe was nervous staring at the daunting tee shot during the second round of the PGA Professional Championship, she didn’t show it. With a handful of family members and friends sitting along the bridge, she stuck out her tongue and gave each of them a high-five, never breaking stride on her way down the path.
Witnessing that moment and others like it, you would be convinced the 29-year-old assistant director of instruction at Baltimore (Md.) Country Club was born to connect with people. After all, she does just that every day while teaching others to play golf. That is true now, but wasn't in the begin...
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