Jamie O'Neill

From Golf Week:

"Jamie O’Neill played golf for the first time in six years as part of a team-building exercise with her new employer, an engineering firm.
Her first tee shot went straight down the fairway for 280 yards. “With that one shot I was hooked on playing golf again,” O’Neill wrote in a story for Outsports.com.
O’Neill, who is a 43-year-old transgender woman, shared her story of chasing her dream to compete in World Long Drive Association events.

She began her transition from male to female at age 34 in 2010. Deciding to transition was not easy, O’Neill writes. “I was prepared to lose my family, my friends, my career, but what I knew was I was not going to lose my life.”
O’Neill underwent facial feminization surgery and then spent hundreds of hours on electrolysis for hair removal, voice therapy and breast augmentation before having sexual reassignment surgery."
For more, go here. Thanks to "Zena" for sharing!

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  1. Hmmm. One might think that the surgery would lead to a slice and lost balls. That's my game, without having had surgery, though. :-)

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  2. Even if she hit it "straight" down the fairway? :)

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    1. I don't know, but she did say that she didn't need her putter anymore. But, what do I know? I'm but a woman in the rough; no fair way about it, for me. Just trying to wedge my way into womanhood.

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