Junior Golf – Megan Padau

Megan PaduaI’ll be the first to admit, as a young professional in the business I still have a lot I need to learn about instruction. If there’s one thing I do know… It’s how to have FUN with the kids and get them HOOKED on golf. Here are a few of my “secret weapons” to captivate an audience of junior golfers. If you follow me on social media, this may be old news. I love to contribute and appreciate the social network of professionals that share their ideas and best practices. If you haven’t seen these ideas yet, I promise they will add value to your program and increase participation immediately.

Now, let’s go out there and GROW GOLF!

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Member Spotlight – Sheryl Maize

Sheryl MaizeWhere are you from? How were you introduced to the game and at what age?

I grew up in the city of Chicago, and my family moved to Venice, Florida that day before High School started!

I started playing when I was 8 years old—I didn’t want to be left behind on weekends when my parents went to play golf. They were high school sweethearts, and my dad always joked it was cheaper to take my mom to go hit a bucket of balls than to go out to dinner. Until the day my dad died, he would say my mom was his favorite golf partner!

My mom is the one who took me to every lesson and every junior golf tournament. She knew more about my golf game than anyone, plus she was/is my biggest fan, encourager, and cheerleader! 🙂

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Best Practices – Andrea Knox

Andrea KnoxThe hand-written thank you note…

Of all the best practices that a business person can employ, this is one of the simplest and most effective ways to build and strengthen relationships.  In our world of text messages, email, Facebook and Tweets; a handwritten thank you note received by snail-mail conveys a genuine appreciation that has staying power.  Think of the last time you received a hand-written thank you.  How did that make you feel?  Are you not more likely to think of them the next time you need that product or service?  People are also more likely to tell their friends about your hand-written note; and we all know word of mouth and personal recommendations are the best endorsements.

Just remember, keep the note short, sincere and include an invitation to return.  And, don’t forget the stamp!

Letter from the Southeast Section Treasurer – Denise Mullen

Denise MullenAHHH, a hint of much awaited cooler temps!  It has been a very hot, humid summer here in central Florida.

I am enjoying my new role as “Nana” to grandson Sean Thomas Wilson, Jr.  Thomas is truly a joy and we are so blessed.

Shout out to Andrea Know for hosting a group of us for an LPGA Learn & Play in August at Grand Haven Golf Club.  Her topic was Big Picture – Big Practices.

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Letter from the Southeast Section Secretary – Valerie Moore

2013 Head Shot Revised (2)Fall is definitely in the air!  I am looking forward to much cooler temperatures here in South Florida!

I wanted to share something with all of you.  Although I am not a newcomer to the LPGA, I am a newcomer to getting involved.  I have been a member since 2005, but never had the courage to jump in and get involved.  This year has been the year I took the dive.  I too want to encourage each and every one of you to jump in and become active in our section!  I was hesitant for far too long and I am sorry I did not take the leap earlier.  Everyone has something to offer.

I am fortunate to serve as your Secretary, and, as a result, I have and continue to meet so many amazing women.  We all have skills and talents that are of value.  Be proud of who you are, what you can offer and make the plunge today!  We need you!

All My Best!
Valerie Moore

Letter from the Southeast Section Vice President – Carole Clark

Clark_CaroleFall is in the air!

For many that means transitioning to the south for the winter to escape the cold.  Having spent my first full summer in Florida, I am looking forward to cooler temperatures and some dryer weather.

My mission this year as your Southeast Section Vice President is to fully engage every member who would like to involve themselves, whether locally, regionally or nationally.

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