After securing her Tour card for 2016, Cheyenne Woods rewarded herself with a trip to Africa to assist with the Golf for Africa programme.
After locking up her Tour card for 2016, Cheyenne Woods rewarded herself with a trip to Africa to assist with the Golf for Africa programme.
Woods has joined forces with her Phoenix, Arizona neighbor Betsy King who is the founder and president of Golf Fore Africa, a program that provides clean water to residents of Zambia, Africa. King's Golf Fore Africa, along with World Vision, made the trip to Africa this week.
“This year I was able to raise just over $14,000 through social media to help fund a well over there so I’m going to go on the trip,” Woods told LPGA.com.
“I’m really excited. I don’t know quite what to expect, just because it is a whole different world but I’m looking forward to what I would be able to learn from it and hopefully help others.”
Woods has been involved in both pro-am's and luncheons with King to assist the program, but made her first trip to Africa last week. She made the 15 hour journey with fellow Tour pros Amy Anderson, Kristy McPherson and Kendall Dye, who also raised nearly $15,000 towards the funding of 30 wells in Zambia.
“I think we’re in a position in the U.S. where we have so much to give,” said Woods. “I mean we have so much, they just don’t have anything compared to what we see as poverty. They literally don’t have anything. So I think there is so much we can do to help, and just the time that you spend makes a huge difference.”
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