Women in Golf Wednesday – Emily Marron

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Emily Marron

Where you live:

Orlando, FL

Where you work & what you do:

Head Women’s Golf Coach at UCF

How long have you been an LPGA member? 

18 Years

How was the process of becoming a member for you?

It was a good, yet tough process.  You have to be dedicated and take it seriously.  It’s something you have to be committed to.

What does it mean to be an LPGA member to you?

I’m very proud to be an LPGA T&CP member.  I’ve furthered my coaching career because of my affiliation with the LPGA and have grown professionally.

What is the best part about the membership for you?

I enjoy being around so many other women who are passionate about golf.  The programs the LPGA offers are always really well done and informative.  They do a great job of helping us advance ourselves both professionally and personally.

What advice would you give someone just starting the program or thinking about starting?

Be prepared to take it seriously and be fully committed.  It’s a wonderful association to be a part of and it will certainly help you in the golf business.  It’s a lot of hard work and dedication, but it’s worth it in the end.


Women in Golf Wednesday – Greta Anderson

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Greta Anderson

Where you live

Atlanta, GA

Where you work & what you do?

I do a lot of things!  In addition to my work as an LPGA Teaching Professional, I also keep busy as a business builder, strategist, and educator (feel free to learn more about all of that at www.DrGretaAnderson.com)!  I’m also the co-owner of BreatheWear, Inc. – a company that designs and distributes products that support sleep disorders.

In my life as an LPGA teaching professional, I serve as the co-site director for Girls Golf @ SheSteams in Henry County, GA, which is just south of Atlanta.  We’ve had an exciting summer program, and are looking forward to expanding our fall programming.

Additionally, I provide instruction individual and small group programming for adults through an innovative partnership I’ve established with a private club here in Atlanta.  We’ve found that this relationship allows each party to achieve their respective goals with greater flexibility, quality, and success.

How long have you been an LPGA member?

Since 2014

How was the process of becoming a member for you?

The process was very informative, interesting and fun for me.  I just LOVE to learn, so I really enjoyed the process.  It was amazing to see for myself how research-focused and evidence-based the LPGA’s approach to instruction really is.  So, I’d have to say that the process was also quite affirming!

What does it mean to be an LPGA member to you?

I’m SO very proud to be a member of the LPGA!!  This distinction really does have value and meaning in so many ways, and it is a privilege to have earned membership.  It motivates me to keep working to become better and better as a teacher, and as a person in general.

What is the best part about the membership for you?

I’m really enjoying the camaraderie; most every colleague I’ve met is positive, encouraging and so helpful.  It’s always great to be in an environment that fosters growth and continuous development.

What advice would you give someone just starting the program or thinking about starting?

Before starting the program, I’d encourage the person to really examine their goals to ensure that this credential is a good fit.  That is, if you’re not focused on becoming a great instructor (that is, you’re more focused on another niche within the golf industry), take the time to more fully review and understand the TEP program.

Going into the program, it’s important to remember that a substantial commitment of resources (time, financial, mental) will be required to successfully navigate this program.  So like anything else in life – go in with your eyes wide open!

2017 LPGA T&CP Southeast Section Mixed Team FINAL RESULTS

Pro-Am Team

1st Place   Susan Fasoldt, Jerry James, Mike Vallencourt, Bill Hartaker
$100 Gift Certificate

2nd Place  Cathy Edelen, Kevin Paschall, Bev Williams, Alan Williams
$75 Gift Certificate

3rd Place   Rhonda Ferguson, Tim Peterson, Mike Craig, John Newmans
Titleist ProV1X

Mixed Team

Place LPGA/PGA Pro Score Purse
1st Charlotta Sorenstam and David Hronek 102 $500 per Pro
T-2 Susan Fasoldt and Jerry James 103 $350 per Pro
T-2 Cathy Edelen and Kevin Paschal 103
4th Gail Graham and Mike Valicenti 105 $150 per Pro
T-6 Stephanie and Adam Eiswerth 106 $50 per Pro
T-6 Halley Morell and Ed LaPierre 106
T-6 Gina Hull and Nic Content 106


Closest to the Pins

Male Amateur: Bill Hardaker                      New Balance Golf Shoes


Female Amateur: Cathleen Wong             New Balance Golf Shoes


Professional: Brian Hughes                       $ 50.00

TPC Sawgrass – Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
July 30 – 301, 2017

Ohio Women’s Open Presented by Credit Adjustments, Inc.

The 11th Annual First Federal Bank Ohio Women’s Open Presented by Credit Adjustments, Inc. was contested recently and Ohio State University graduate, Jessica Porvasnik  put together rounds of 70-68 for a four-under 138 total to win her first event as a professional. The OWO was contested in Defiance, OH  at Eagle Rock Golf Club and 65 professionals and amateurs competed for top prizes. Porvasnik took home $6000 for her first place finish!

Symetra Tour player, Brooke Baker, from Oklahoma, was runner-up with her rounds of 72-71 for a one over total of 143.

Sue Ertl, a current Legends Tour member and former LPGA touring pro, won the senior event with a two-day total of 148 with rounds of 75 and 73. LPGA member, Karen Bennett, was runner-up with a 149 two-day total.

Danielle Sawyer was the low amateur with her total of 151 with rounds of 77-74. Sawyer is a freshman at Central Michigan University.



Winners for the Ohio Women’s Open in Defiance, Oh at Eagle Rock Golf Club include, from left: Jessica Porvasnik (Professional winner, 138); Danielle Sawyer (low amateur, 151); Brooke Baker (Professional Runner-up, 143); and Sue Ertl (Senior Professional,148)

LPGA Teaching and Club Professionals Partner with Mobipaid

LPGA-USGA Girls Golf program to benefit from new alliance

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., June 21, 2017 – The Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Teaching and Club Professionals (T&CP) membership announced today a new partnership with payment technology provider Mobipaid.

As part of this partnership, Mobipaid will be an Expo sponsor for the LPGA T&CP Teaching Summit, a national golf conference in Des Moines, IA., from August 20-22, 2017 and the Welcome Reception Sponsor for the LPGA T&CP National Championship at Mid-Pines Resort in Southern Pines, NC., from September 4-6, 2017.

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Quiet the Chatter for Peak Performance


The amount of chatter we have going on in our brains during a round of golf can truly limit us in attaining a peak performance state. Even when I’m giving golf lessons, the student will reveal how many thoughts and conversations they have running through their mind. We use different parts of our brain when we switch between conscious thoughts and executing athletic motions. That’s why I’ve experienced so many players who have just hit a ball out of bounds, then proceed to rip their next one straight down the fairway. They often are so irritated and mad that they just make a good thing without thought which results in a wonderful outcome!  Be aware of the chatter you have running through your mind before your shot, during your shot, and after the shot.

Sometimes the chatter can turn into negative self-statement which may lead to self-doubt. Before your shot is a great time to use neutral statements and facts in regards to target, distance, and club selection. Over the shot, quiet the chatter and let your body perform the athletic movement. Feel what it is like to just swing the club around your body with judgment or analysis. After the shot you can become analytical and assess how to make the next shot better or take in data for future learning.  Monitor your brain chatter to get into a peak performance state.

Alison Curdt is a PGA Master Professional and LPGA Class Professional at Wood Ranch Golf Club. She is the 2015 LPGA National Teacher of the Year. For golf instruction and mental coaching contact her at alison@alisoncurdtgolf.com or visit www.alisoncurdtgolf.com.