News & ToursSeptember 15, 2015

The LPGA Tour's next potential star currently has her mom as her caddie

On Sunday, Annie Park won for the third time in nine starts on the Symetra Tour this year. Although completing that trifecta didn't earn the 2013 NCAA women's individual champion an automatic promotion to the LPGA from its developmental circuit, it did ensure the 20-year-old New York native will have her tour card for 2016.

But when Park graduates to the big leagues, will she keep her mom as a caddie?

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That's the current situation for Park, whose mom Ann has been on the bag for all three of her triumphs since turning pro earlier this year. In fact, Ann has been the driving force in Annie's golf career, getting her to start hitting balls as a kid, taking her to Florida for lessons with Sean Foley and to junior tournaments where she usually served as her daughter's caddie. She also happens to be popular among Symetra Tour players for her dance moves that she shows off when her daughter makes a birdie.

"On and off the course, my mom keeps me happy and having fun," Park said. "I love traveling with her. Not only does she caddie, but she cooks and drives. She gets the super mom award. She has been my hero, too, growing up."

A caddie who also cooks and drives? Mom or not, that sounds like a keeper.


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