Member Profile: Jessica Carafiello

Meet NE Section member Jessica Carafiello, LPGA from
Innis Arden Golf Club in Old Greenwich, CT.

How did you get into golf?  NE Jessica Carafiello 2

As an avid golfer himself, my grandfather, Joseph Carafiello, introduced me to golf when I was a freshman in high school.  That summer, my parents signed me up for local junior golf tournaments. College golf at Florida Atlantic University followed, then 7 seasons on the LPGA Symetra Tour. I’ve enjoyed the journey in becoming a teacher of the game.

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Junior Golf – Cori Alberdi

Are you ready to share your junior golf stories?  Here’s one from last summer to help put you in the mood!

Girls Golf Day, breaking records!!!

Girls Golf Day, a record breaking day for the LPGA*USGA Girls Golf of Phoenix, had a STAMP OF APPROVAL FROM THE CITY OF PHOENIX! It was official!!!!  City of Phoenix, Mayor Stanton offered a proclamation to declare a city recognized GIRLS GOLF DAY on Saturday, September 5th, 2015!

 

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Jennifer Bermingham “Can’t Beat the Experience”

originally published by PGA of America, June 12, 2016. 

LPGA Teaching & Club Professional Jennifer Bermingham, of Long Beach, California, will earn Low Club Professional honors this afternoon in the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship at Sahalee Country Club in Sammamish, Washington.

Bermingham, the Director of Instruction at Skylinks at Long Beach Golf Course, is the sole player among eight Club Professional qualifiers to play the weekend, and the first LPGA Teaching & Club Professional to make the cut in this championship since Karen Davies in 2007.

Playing in her first LPGA Tour event, Bermingham shot 72-76-76 over her first three rounds.

“It was definitely nerve-wracking and I just tried to stick to my routine,” said Bermingham, who earned a berth by tying for fourth in the 2015 LPGA Teaching & Club Professionals National Championship last August in Kissimmee, Florida.

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Christina’s Tip of the Week: 4 Steps to Great Chipping

Originally published by Golf for Her (golfforher.com) on June 15, 2016.

Check out NE Section Member, Christina Ricci’s chipping tip from published by Golf for Her!

Imagine the number of strokes you could save if you could get up and down in two every time you’re just off the green? The short shots can be intimidating, but chipping is actually EASY—if you have a good setup and use the right technique. LPGA professional Christina Ricci shows us how it’s done (hint: remember her mantra to maintain your angles and keep your hands “low toward the hole” throughout the swing).

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MESSAGE FROM THE VICE-PRESIDENT

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The Teaching & Education Committee is looking for members to host educational seminars for our section. If you have any topics you’d like to learn about, have a site you’d be willing to host at, or have a speaker that you think would be great for our members to hear please reach out to me with your ideas! I can be reached at alison@pga.com or you can call my cell at 562-981-4662.  Our goal is to put on at least one educational opportunity each quarter on hot topics that are pertinent to our industry. We are currently looking for topics and sites for summer and early fall. Also, please keep your calendars marked for our Regional Education Seminar in Las Vegas, NV, October 31-Nov 1. That weekend will be jam packed with playing opportunities, Pro-Am opportunities, and great speakers with a wealth of knowledge ready to share with you. Look forward to learning more with you!!

Warmly, 

Alison Curdt, PGA, LPGA

LPGA Western Section Vice-President