August has seen two of the LPGA’s highest fliers leave the golf course temporarily to reach heights of a different kind. The adrenaline rush of performing at the highest level of golf wasn’t quite enough for the likes of Paula Creamer or Suzann Pettersen as they took to the air testing the altitude for a supersonic experience and the chance to hang-a-round with some elite fast flying pilots.
Paula Creamer received a surprise birthday treat when she was delivered to the Blue Angels hangar in Pensacola. From the images posted online Creamer’s famous trademark smile grew even wider as she flew well beyond Cloud No.9 taking off in a Bowing F/A-187 Hornet to fly with the Blue Angel’s No.7 Capt. Jeff Kuss.
As we already know, the LPGA tour players are a super competitive bunch and it would seem Suzann Pettersen was keen to challenge Creamer’s Hornet flight . A couple of days after Creamers experience Pettersen took on the fast flying challenge raising the bar to another level – literally. Not to be outdone by Creamer – Pettersen took to the skies with the Breitling Jet Team snatching a ride in an L-39C Albatros.
Both ladies reported experiencing all the feelings you might get from playing a major: “adrenalin, excitement, anxiety and nervousness”.
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You might like to read another article I’ve written about Suzann Pettersen at ProGolfNow