Ron Green Jr.: Before Sunday, Women’s PGA Championship winner’s biggest win came in Charlotte

Danielle Kang poses with the championship trophy after winning the Women’s PGA Championship golf tournament at Olympia Fields Country Club Sunday, July 2, 2017, in Olympia Fields, Ill. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Editor’s note: This story originally published in the Charlotte Observer on Aug. 16, 2010.

Danielle Kang had a simple request of her father, K.S., before she leaned over the 4-foot birdie putt on the 17th green that would win her the U.S. Women’s Amateur on Sunday at Charlotte Country Club.

If she made it, would he get her a new television?

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Ron Green Jr.: This Charlotte clubfitter wants you to get the most from your golf game

Club Champion opened in February at 4724 Sharon Road in Charlotte. Photo by Ron Green Jr.

In a game built on variables — the wind, the temperature and something as simple as how you feel on any given day — there can be some absolutes in golf.

That’s what Club Champion, a high-end club fitting studio in south Charlotte is intent on providing.

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Ron Green Jr.: From coast to mountains, golf is part of fabric of life in the Carolinas

Rory McIlroy tees off on hole No. 4 during the Wells Fargo Championship Pro-Am at Quail Hollow Country Club on May 4, 2011. Quail Hollow hosts the 2017 PGA Championship, which begins with practice rounds Aug. 7. Todd Sumlin – tsumlin@charlotteobserver.com

In August, when the Bermuda grass is growing like a  teenager and the summer heat has become a sweaty way of life, the center of golf’s universe will be located at the Quail Hollow Club as it hosts the PGA Championship. Continue reading “Ron Green Jr.: From coast to mountains, golf is part of fabric of life in the Carolinas”