By Cary Shuman
New Gannon Golf Course member Anne Fraser was current professional golfing star Morgan Pressel’s high school coach at St. Andrews High School in Boca Raton, Florida, but Fraser was also an excellent player.
Fraser, 29, was a college champion at Rutgers University and later at Florida Atlantic University and qualified for the Futures Tour, the feeder tour for the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Tour. She played one year (2004) on the Futures Tour.
“It was very expensive and it was a grind but it was great to try – I really enjoyed it,” said Fraser.
Fraser competed in the Mixed Classic Sunday at Gannon Golf Course with her husband, Steve Gannon. The couple is enjoying its first year at Gannon Golf Course.
“Everyone has been so inviting, and it’s just been wonderful to be around people who just love golf,” said Fraser. “They’re like a family. From the first day we joined, Mike Foster and his staff have been wonderful. They’re so inclusive and they’re so encouraging of us to participate. This has, by far, been our best golfing experience.”
Fraser and her husband met in college and he served as her caddy on the Futures Tour. They have been married for three years.
She said Morgan Pressel was a great golfer for her high school team while she also played in national amateur events. “Morgan’s grandparents [the Kricksteins] wanted her to have a normal high school experience, so they let her play on the high school team even though she was playing in all the national tournaments,” said Fraser. “We won the state title and Morgan won the individual state title. She was a very good player.”