Malia Folquet knows better than most people how few women reach the position of head golf professional or director of golf in the male-dominated business side of golf. That’s why her latest honor means so much to her.
“I’ve been here as a club professional for 23 years,” said Folquet, the director of golf at Palm Valley Country Club in Palm Desert and the winner this year of the Professional of the Year award from the LPGA Teaching and Club Professional division. “This is the biggest honor a club pro can win through the LPGA. It is my biggest honor.”