Memorial champion takes time to inspire young golfers

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GAHANNA, Ohio (WCMH) — A group of central Ohio golfers got the chance to interact with and learn from PGA professional David Lingmerth who’s in town for the Memorial Tournament. He was joined by his caddie Cedric Lamar, one of only five Black caddies on the PGA Tour.

Organizers of Tuesday’s event at the Golf Depot in Gahanna said it was about leveling the playing field, giving access to young, aspiring golfers who may otherwise never get these opportunities.

The event was in collaboration with PGA Professional coach Gerry Hammond, Columbus Parks and Rec, Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, and other local organizations.

Many young golfers said the event was inspiring.

“You never, especially in the city, you don’t see that much big people coming back and telling their stories on how they got there or giving advice and wisdom to younger people,” Shon Curry, an aspiring golfer, said.

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