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Arlene McKitrick made a goal to win 100 tournaments in 1990, then upped her goal after achieving it in 2000. (Courtesy)
Longboat Key Mon Apr 14, 2014 10 months ago

McKitrick hits 193rd golf victory

by: Robin Hartill Managing Editor


Longboat Key resident Arlene McKitrick struck her 193rd golf championship victory April 10, on the Lakewood Ranch Golf & Country Club’s King Dunes course.

She is now working toward her goal of winning 200 championships.

McKitrick reports that the victory came after a health scare in January. She was working out with a trainer twice a week and eating a healthy diet as she prepared for her tournament schedule. Suddenly, she found herself dropping weight and growing weaker. She found it difficult to swing a golf club and lost two tournaments.

In March, doctors determined that McKitrick was experiencing a reaction to a medication. Since doctors took her off the drug, she reports that she is feeling great.

“Life is a precious commodity,” McKitrick wrote. “Invest in it wisely. Do the things you love today because tomorrow is always a mystery.”

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