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LPGA founder Shirley Spork shares knowledge with Great Falls campers

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On Thursday, attendees at the Anaconda Hills' LPGA Girls Golf Camp got a special treat from one of the women who helped make it possible for the girls to play today.

Shirley Spork is one of the original 13 LPGA founders and she video chatted and took questions from girls at the camp. At 88 years old, Spork is one of only three founders still alive. She told some pretty incredible stories including getting to play a round of golf on Pebble Beach with Bing Crosby.

Anaconda Hill's golf pro Connie Cramer-Caouette originally met Shirley in 1978. When asked about the experience both Connie and a camper got a little emotional.

“Oh it just was special just because she still so willing to give of herself for women in golf,” explained Cramer Caouette.

“Now she's personally become my hero because she founded the LPGA,” said camper Anna Duerr. “She's the reason why I'm golfing today. I had butterflies and I was literally jumping up and down in my seat. I tried to hide it but it was so hard!”

The camp wrapped up today with a golf scramble and a pizza party.

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