Fabulous Female Fivesome
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Hometown: White Plains
Home Club: Westchester Hills
Laura Algiero may be the antithesis of the typical champion golfer; she doesn’t practice much. That hasn’t stopped her from being a top competitor, though. She won the 2008 WMGA Stroke Play Championship as well as the 2008 WGA Tournament of Champions.
She’s also carded four holes in one — so far. Algiero laughs as she describes the first one she hit on the fifth hole at Bonnie Briar when she was 15 years old. “I was alone,” she says, “and I was so excited I ran to the next hole to get George Dessinger, another member, to come verify that the ball was in the hole.”
Algiero doesn’t do practice drills; she prepares by playing. Her work as facilities manager at PepsiCo ends early on summer Fridays and she almost always heads to Westchester Hills for a round. Then she’s back at the first tee on Saturday and again on Sunday. She might even hit the links for a few quick holes a couple of evenings during the week.
That’s not much different from when she first started playing the game at age 11. Her mom would drop her off at Bonnie Briar, where she’d play round after round until it got so dark she couldn’t see the ball anymore.
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