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.