Updated: 08/14/2014 12:57 PM
Created: 08/14/2014 11:10 AM WHEC.com
By: Nikki Rudd
It's bittersweet year for the Wegmans LPGA. After 38 years, in Rochester, it's moving to the New York City area in 2015. But there's a way you can make sure your memories of the Wegmans LPGA live on. It's called the Gallery of Memories and you’ll find them all over Monroe Golf Club.
A memory from Dottie Pepper, the 1996 LPGA champion, says “Rochester is probably the greatest golf town in the country…pouring out support for not only the LPGA, but every golf event that comes to town."
The Gallery of Memories is a chance for golfers, volunteers and fans to share their memories of the tournament. Some of them have been printed and posted and you will find them on the concession stands across the course.
Former Tournament Chair and current Co-Chair Jerry Stahl writes, “How do we make it better? That was the question Robert Wegmans would ask every year at the conclusion of the Wegmans LPGA Championship. His advice to the committee was simple -- run the tournament the way I run our food operation which we know is the gold standard in customer service."
Grace Quinn of Webster has been going to the Wegmans LPGA since the 80's. She shared some of her memories with us. “I've been watching patty sheen win all those years. It’s been great. It’s been a great run it's really sad their leaving. I’m sure many of us will miss his tournament.”
Wegmans LPGA Championship Operations Director Jim Garvey said, “That's what this whole year is about -- celebrating what this community has been a part of for the last 38 years and making sure everyone has an opportunity to see it one last time.”
You can share your memories and pictures, all you have to do is go to the Wegmans LPGA Championship Facebook page and post your comments there.