Golf legend gives tips for women at the tee

By Scott Sasina

August 13, 2014 Updated Aug 13, 2014 at 10:13 PM EST

Endicott, N.Y (WBNG-Binghamton)With the Dick's Sporting Goods Open not starting until Friday, people had a chance to get some tips about the game and about life from one of the best.

Female golfing legend, Nancy Lopez, was at En-Joie Golf course Wednesday night holding a clinic. She demonstrated several of her swings, techniques, and answered questions from people in the crowd.

Nancy said it is wonderful to see so many women coming to an event like this where she is able to teach and tell women not just about golf but about life.

"I think women are tremendous, women's issues are very important. I think women need to take care of themselves and I always try to let them know that it's ok to do things for themselves and not be the caregivers and i think that it's just so important."

The event was sponsored by UHS. The Dick's Sporting Goods Open will officially begin on Friday, with the first group starting at 9:14 a.m.