Metropolis Country Club hosted an appearance from Princeton, Kentucky, native and LPGA Tour professional Emma Talley on Wednesday morning.

Despite the withering weather conditions, Talley fielded questions from the youngsters, and a few oldsters as well, put on a mini-clinic on the practice green, played a few holes with the gallery in tow and provided a haul of hand-autographed souvenirs for the kids.

Talley is scheduled to play in the upcoming Irvin Cobb Pro-Am at Paxton Park against the “boys” which is a first for the venerable Cobb tourney.

Along with a fun and inspirational presentation to the kids, Talley also asked for prayers and best wishes for a long-time friend whose career and success mirrors hers’ in many ways.

Golfer Cullan Brown, of Eddyville, who was named the University of Kentucky’s Rookie of the Year, is battling osteosarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer. Talley said that with COVID testing going on now, she had to be extra careful to stay “clean” to be able to get the 2020 season off on the right foot.

Talley, with her demeanor and bright smile, made a lot of new friends and fans Wednesday.

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