Guest Author - Letta Meinen
I found this article in the Golf For Women magazine on Morgan Pressel as a standout Junior golfer who won eleven titles in 2005 of the U. S. Amateur Championship and three Florida High school championships. In 2005 she conmpeted in seven LPGA tour events and twice finished in the top five. After all the years of fame she found herself not so famous in her first year after turning pro. She did well in 2006 but not as well as she thought she should have done. She was competing with other famous young golfers such as Michelle Wie.
After her disappointing finishes in 2006 she did not lose her fiestiness and said she was not only competing against everyone but of herself as well. At eighteen years of age and a tour rookie any one have been thrilled to be in her place but Morgan had great expectations for herself. Morgan lives with her grandparents Herb and Evelyn Krickstein in St. Andrews Golf community in Boca Raton, Florida. She graduated from St. Andrews High school and still practices at the St. Andrews Golf Club. This was the place she held a press comference to announce that she had signed a contract with a sports agency IMG and they would represent her as a Professional golfer.
At this young age she had a strong athletic body, long blond hair and still had stuffed animals in her bedroom. She did not have a drivers license as she was too busy and had become so famous since she was twelve years old. Becoming famous at twelve for qualifing for the U. S. Women's Open and at seventeen she was the youngest to come within two strokes of winning the Women's Open.
Morgan's life became a turmoil with the death of her mother to cancer when she was fifteen. She then became estranged from her father Mike Pressel and left their house and went to live with her grandparents. Morgan is well known for her feisty temperment and is passionate and opinionated. She calls herself "politically Incorrect" and with this demeanor she along with some other young golfers are becoming known as the "Young Guns". They are defining a new image of women's golf with their personalities.
Her grandparents are ever watchful of Morgan and accompany her to the tournaments she is entered in. Her grandfather follows her around and seems the long suffering parent when things go wrong. He believes she can handle all the attention as she is a strong girl with a determination to win. Her grandmother acts younger than her age and walks quickly from hole to hole as she follows Morgan in each event. Morgan believes she would not be where she is if it wasn't for her grandparents time, effort support and of course money. We wish her well