One woman behind PGA Professional Championship scoreboard

Sticking to the tradition and history of this place is the scoreboard for the tournament.

One woman behind PGA Professional Championship scoreboard

BLUFFTON, SC. (WTOC) -Round two of the 52nd PGA Professional Championship is complete in the Lowcountry.

It was a perfect day to take in all that Belfair has to offer, a place that has been around since 1811 and has a rich history. Sticking to the tradition and history of this place is the scoreboard for the tournament.

It’s entirely hand-lettered by a calligrapher. In the world of digital scoreboards- this one will make you stop and marvel at it for awhile. It’s kind of a focal point toward the middle of the two courses- and one woman is responsible for getting everything up there neatly, and correctly.

Terry Kocon/ Calligrapher

“I’ve been doing this for- since I guess, 1994 when I did my first scoreboard, but I’ve always done hand-lettering my whole life. My dad was a lettering artist by profession," Terry Kocon, a calligrapher from New Mexico said.

How did she wind up doing this for a living?

“Well I play golf and I was at the golf course one day and my head professional said ‘hey, I need somebody to do a scoreboard,’ and he know that I did hand-lettering and calligraphy, because I’ve always done announcements and certificates and things like that, so he said, ‘why don’t you try a scoreboard?’ So I did and it for the New Mexico Open.”

She said she began on writing all 312 players names two days prior to the start of the tournament.

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