Only days before the 90th anniversary of Brackenridge Municipal, only weeks before the 76th playing of the Texas Open, she looks back with pride at the role she and her late husband, Sam, played in nurturing the sport's growth in San Antonio.
"I never even drove a ball," she said. "I was always the secretary. But I walked with him all over every golf course."
Over more than 30 years, it was a partnership that oversaw Texas state junior championships, helped salvage the Texas Open and witnessed the emergence of the city as a golf destination.
Ben Hogan, Sam Snead, Byron Nelson, Arnold Palmer, along with ascendant junior players including Ben Crenshaw, Bruce Lietzke and Tom Kite, all checked in for pro and amateur tournaments, year after year, by dropping by Dorothy Lee's table a wedge shot away from the 18th green at Willow Springs, Pecan Valley or, most often, Brackenridge.
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