If you notice a new bounce in the steps of some of your favorite LPGA Tour players this week, it's because they just lost eight inches of their hair.Â
Wednesday afternoon, a group of brave players -- including Stacey Lewis, Vicky Hurst and Paige Mackenzie, and led by Christina Kim -- participated in a Pantene Beautiful LengthsÂ ponytail-cutting event for charity two days before the start of theÂ P&G Beauty NW Arkansas Championship presented by John Q. HammonsÂ in Rogers, Ark.
Lined up in chairs at the Pinnacle Country Club, the players (and other volunteer hair donors) had their hair cut and gathered by the American Cancer Society to create free, real-hair wigs for women with cancer. Several of the players' colleagues were there to watch, and in some cases do the snipping honors (Natalie Gulbis and Morgan Pressel both acted as haircutters but left their own locks intact).Â
Here is Christina Kim before and after, courtesy of her own Twitpics:
As far as charitable acts go, this ranks right up there with raising thousands of dollars for cancer research. It's also something few women would have the guts to partake in. Or, as in my case, enough hair to be eligible for. Â