LPGA pro Patti Marquis teaches golf in Three LakesSubmitted: 07/07/2020

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It's a perfect summer day in Three Lakes and Patti Marquis' class is in session.

"You just need to make a good swing and let the ball get in the way over and over and over," Marquis said. "And I like to teach people that."

Before she taught, Marquis played on the professional tour and set 26 course records over a decades-long career.

"Playing in the U.S. Open when everybody wants your autograph, it's a wonderful thing," Marquis said.
But long before she played in a major, Marquis played with the boys.

"I was captain of the boys golf team in high school and I was the only girl on any high school team probably in the state of Washington at that time," Marquis said.

"I just love golf. I was passionate about it. I've never been more passionate about anything in my life."

Swing by swing. Marquis hopes to turn novices into lifetime golfers.

"I mean if you're playing basketball, you probably can't play basketball into your 90s, but you can play golf until the day you die," Marquis said.

Marquis comes to the Northwoods in the summer and usually travels west once the golfing season here is over.

If you would like to schedule a lesson, call Big Stone Golf Course.

Story By: Andrew Goldstein

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