Monday, May 10, 2010
Erica Blasberg, 1984-2010
We've just learned that LPGA Tour player Erica Blasberg passed away yesterday at her home in Henderson, NV. No details have been released.
Golf Tips readers will remember the 25 year-old from our 2009 Tips from the Tour issue.
Although I only met Erica once, she made a big impression on me. She was kind, enthusiastic and energetic. She brought us great ideas, but more than anything, her personality really shined through. She was quick to laugh and incredibly patient with all the laborious technical requirements that take place on a typical photo shoot. (If I recall she hadn't slept much the night before, having flown back from a tournament in Mexico.) Never once did she complain about the long day. She was a true professional.
It was easy to see why she'd won so much respect and adoration from fans. She won over one more that day.
We will sorely miss her.
Charlie Schroeder, Senior Editor