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Lively Leta Lindley Bids PGA Goodbye

Lively Leta Lindley Bids PGA Goodbye

Leta Lindley finally bids LPGA goodbye. Hand-in-hand with husband Matt Plagmann, Leta walked until the 18th fairway of her farewell game at the Kingsmill Championship. With her goodbye, LPGA is now one less of its most energetic and lively golfer. Trying to be as composed as she can be, Leta signed her scorecard emotionally while bidding the 18 years of her tour life goodbye. She intends to focus more on motherhood, henceforth.

She said, “I’m the girl that was never going to do it. I would never get a college scholarship; I would never win a college tournament; I would never get my card, let alone keep it. And then to win (an LPGA) tournament after having two children, sometimes I feel like the ‘Little Engine That Could.’”

Her husband, who also has served as her caddie for almost two decades, proudly said, “We’re going home for the right reasons. She can still play; she can still make cuts. But our kids need us.” The wife returns credit to husband by saying, “I always felt there were caddies who would say, ‘Well, she can’t play that golf course; it’s too long,’ Matt would never tell me that.”

There are 21 LPGA professionals who are mothers at the same time. Leta is one of the few who have won a tournament after giving birth. Missing her children’s first day of kindergarten, some first words and milestones, she is now coming back home where 8-year-old Cole and 6-year-old Reese are waiting. They are whom she calls her ultimate legacy.

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