PHOENIX – Alison Walshe was the only true Irish professional player in the RR Donnelley LPGA Founders Cup Pro-Am played on St. Patrick’s Day, but Walshe is also American through and through.
Though Walshe was born in Galway, Ireland, she moved with her family to the Boston area when she was 3. Still, as a child, she visited relatives in Ireland every summer.
“All our family’s still over there, all my aunts, uncles, my grandmother, cousins,” Walshe said.
While Walshe wore green in the pro-am, nobody turned heads like Vern Tess, Katherine Hull’s caddie. Tess wore a giant green top hat with a shamrock on it. Tess is Irish born and raised.
“I’m in green to honor my caddie, but I have some Irish in me,” said Hull, an Australian.