The mother of two teenage boys said she didn't know what to think.
"I said, 'Alex, why is someone from the governor's office calling for you?' " Lorna said. "He just said, 'I have no idea.' "
They called back and gladly accepted Tomblin's invitation to play in the Pro-Am event.
Alex was allowed to pick anyone he wanted as his caddie, but he only wanted one person by his side: his older brother, George.
George, 19, just finished his freshman year at the University of Charleston, where he played on the school's golf team.
It was George, who started playing golf 8 years ago, who inspired Alex to follow in the game.
While George helped guide Alex on the course Monday, the rest of the family was in tow.
"We used to be a big baseball family but got into golf," said Don Hamrick, the boys' father.
Lorna, 57, and Don, 60, followed their sons step-by-step on the course Monday, as they've done countless times in the past.
Whether it was George's college tournaments, or Alex's high school matches, mom and dad have made sure they watched every drive.
"It's a big family event," Don said. "We go to all the golf matches."
Alex and George made sure to get plenty of tips from Trahan on ways to improve their game.
Both said Trahan helped them improve their approach to their putting game.
George, who will play in an amateur tournament on The Old White TPC in a few weeks, was also making mental notes on how he might improve his game for that tournament as well.
Meanwhile, Dad sat back on his portable stool and just smiled.
"It's hard to believe," he said. "Not just a few years ago they were playing on little old Coonskin golf course in Kanawha County, and now they're here playing with one of golf's best.
"As a parent, it doesn't hardly get any better than this."
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