Women in Golf Wednesdays: Cathy Edelen

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Cathy Edelen

Where you live?

Born in Louisville, Kentucky and currently living in North Port, Florida

Where you work & what you do?

I am the Director of Golf at The Cove Golf Center in Port Charlotte, Florida

 How long have you been an LPGA member?

I have been a PGA member since 1993 and have been an LPGA member since July 2003

How was the process of becoming a member for you?

One of our current members (Cindy Booker) encouraged me to join the LPGA T&CP at the time, and I am so grateful that she did. She helped me through the testing stages and showed me how great it is to be a part of such a wonderful organization.

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

I am proud to be an LPGA member because it connects me to so many great teachers of the game. I share their passion and desire to help others enjoy a lifetime of fun or competition. The LPGA helps so many people get acquainted with, understand, and continue to grow in their knowledge of the game.

What is the best part about the membership for you?

I have been the Southeast Section Tournament Coordinator for the past 5 years. Shari Lindsey encouraged me to take the position. I’m very grateful to her for the opportunity to bring our members together and showcase their many talents. I have met a lot of great members from all over the country, and I have been able to work with them on various projects.

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

I would strongly encourage anyone that has the ability to play and a passion for the game to join the LPGA. They are a very strong network made up of talented individuals that know how to practice what they preach. I’m excited to be a part of their organization and would gladly help anyone that wants to become a member.

I would like to acknowledge Nancy Henderson and her terrific leadership in both the LPGA Foundation and the T&CP. She has put in countless hours and spearheaded many projects to improve the growth of the game. She is also a leader on the course—as we were tied for the lead in the Pro-Pro with 3 holes to go—Nancy chipped it in—for the Win. Way to go, partner!!

 

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2017 – 2018 LPGA Top 50 Teacher presented by Women’s Golf Journal

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Inaugural List of the 50 Best LPGA Teachers as Ranked by Women’s Golf Journal

Top instructors recognize
d from more than 1,700 LPGA certified professionals worldwide

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., August 28, 2017 – The Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Teaching and Club Professionals (T&CP) membership announced today the launch of an annual recognition of the LPGA Teaching and Club Professional’s Top 50 LPGA Teachers, presented in partnership with Women’s Golf Journal. This new initiative will identify and recognize the best LPGA instructors from more than 1,700 LPGA certified professionals worldwide.

All LPGA Class A Members in good standing who meet the eligibility requirements were invited to apply. An independent golf industry selection committee reviewed eligible applications and identified the LPGA Top 50 Teachers, utilizing a weighted points formula.

“The LPGA is excited to partner with Women’s Golf Journal on this annual recognition,” said LPGA Chief Teaching Officer, Nancy Henderson. “More than 70 percent of our members teach the game of golf for a living and they are dedicated to the advancement of golf through teaching golfers of all ages and abilities to enjoy the game of golf.”

LPGA professionals are uniquely trained to teach the game of golf through a holistic approach to learning golf and performing on the golf course. This people-centered approach emphasizes the communication skills that allow the teacher/coach to develop relationships built on respect and relevance. The heart of the LPGA curriculum for its members is the LPGA Integrated Performance System. This framework for the teacher and golfer addresses the physical characteristics of golfers, their motivation and goals for their game, their equipment and motor learning and control concepts.

Women’s Golf Journal is an American national magazine dedicated to celebrating the lifestyle of golfing women everywhere.

“The depth of teaching expertise in the LPGA is astounding,” said Women’s Golf Journal Publisher Matthew Squire. “We’re honored to celebrate the teaching expertise of these coaches in Women’s Golf Journal, and are delighted that these incredible women are finally beginning to receive the recognition and the credit they so richly deserve.”

2017-2018 LPGA Top 50 Teacher list presented by Women’s Golf Journal

First Last Employer Hometown
Cheryl Anderson Mike Bender Golf Academy Heathrow, FL
Louise Ball Tennessee Golf Academy Knoxville, TN
Marvol Barnard Haven Golf Course Green Valley, AZ
Joy Bonhurst Blue Mash Golf Course Kensington, MD
Lori Brock Stadium Golf Center San Diego, CA
Oneda Castillo Women In Golf Foundation Fayetteville, GA
Hyunjee Chun Tee Golf Studio Seoul, Korea
Mary-Lee Cobick Golf Professional Services, Inc. West Palm Beach, FL
Julie Cole Dana Rader Golf School Charlotte, NC
Liz Cooper Army Navy Country Club Woodbridge, VA
Debbie Crews Arizona State University Mesa, AZ
Jennifer Cully The School of Positive Golf, LLC St. Petersburg, FL
Alison Curdt Wood Ranch Golf Club Woodland Hills, CA
Nicole Damarjian Willow Brook Golf Course Colchester, CT
Karen Davies Pinnacle Peak Country Club Carefree, AZ
Marie Claire DeBortoli Club Med Sandpiper Port St. Lucie, FL
Becky Dengler Ed Oliver Golf Club Wilmington, DE
Krista Dunton Berkeley Hall Club Hilton Head Island, SC
Tiffany Faucette 1757 Golf Club Ashburn, VA
Jamie Fischer Conway Farms GC Lake Forest, IL
Kathy Gook Quesnel Golf Club Quesnel, Canada
Anne Marie Goslak Oak Valley Golf Club Winston-Salem, NC
Peggy Gustafson PeggyGolf Phoenix, AZ
Sheri Hayes Sheri Hayes Golf Performance San Diego, CA
Marjorie Jones Chelsea Piers Orlando, FL
Elena King CommonGround Golf Course Centennial, CO
Sandy LaBauve Westin Kierland Resort GC Scottsdale, AZ
Patti Marquis Fossil Trace Evergreen, CO
Lynn Marriott VISION54 Scottsdale, AZ
Kay McMahon eduKaytion golf Canaan, NY
Cindy Miller Cindy Miller Golf Williamsville, NY
Debbie O’Connell Golf Positive, LLC Upper Saddle River, NJ
Megan Padua Maidstone Club Bluffton, SC
Karen Palacios-Jansen Swing Blade Enterprises, Inc Mooresville, NC
Maria Palozola Big Bend Golf Center Manchester, MO
Gale Peterson Sea Island Golf Club St. Simons Island, GA
Sue Powers Pelican Pointe Country Club Venice, FL
Carol Preisinger The Kiawah Island Club Johns Island, SC
Nancy Quarcelino Nancy Quarcelino School of Golf Franklin, TN
Rita Reasons Nancy Quarcelino School of Golf Franklin, TN
Cindy Reeves Century Country Club Bedford, NY
Trillium Rose Woodmont Country Club Washington DC
Kellie Stenzel Palm Beach Country Club Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Annette Thompson BallenIsles Country Club Jupiter, FL
Tina Tombs Arizona Biltmore Golf Club Phoenix, AZ
Deb Vangellow Riverbend Country Club Sugar Land, TX
Nicole Weller The Landings Club Savannah, GA
Suzy Whaley Suzy Whaley Golf Cromwell, CT
Kathy Hart Wood Fiddler’s Elbow Country Club Califon, NJ
Teresa Zamboni Nancy Lopez Golf Adventures Port Orange, FL

Women’s Golf Journal – Life in Play

WGJ is the only nationwide magazine for the millions of golfing women in America. The first issue of WGJ was released in Fall 2015 to great acclaim, filling a void for millions of sophisticated and active, golf-engaged women. WGJ’s editorial combination of travel, fitness, fashion, finance and family content, embellished by female orientated golf editorial, has proven a winning formula. For more information, log onto www.womensgolfjournal.com.

About the LPGA T&CP

The LPGA Teaching and Club Professional (T&CP) membership, founded in 1959 as an outgrowth of the LPGA Tour, boasts the largest membership of women golf professionals in the world. LPGA T&CP members are certified as golf instructors, coaches and business managers through a comprehensive curriculum designed to meet the changing needs of the golfing public.

More than 1,700 strong, LPGA T&CP members are dedicated to the advancement of golf and serve throughout the golf industry as head professionals, assistant professionals, teaching professionals, directors of golf, owners of golf schools and facilities, golf administrators, college and high school coaches and more.

LPGA T&CP members support the LPGA’s various grassroots programs that were created to involve women and youth in golf as well as contribute to the overall growth of the sport. These programs include LPGA-USGA Girls Golf, LPGA Tour Junior Clinics, the LPGA Lesson Zone presented by Volvik, and LPGA Golf Clinics for Women.

The LPGA is headquartered in Daytona Beach, Fla.  For more information, log onto www.lpga.com.

Women in Golf Wednesday! – Kathy Bounds

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Kathy Bounds

Where you live?

Cary, North Carolina

Where do you work & what do you do?

Dona Lerner Golf Academy @ Brier Creek Country Club in Raleigh NC. I am the Co-Owner as well as the LPGA Head Teaching Professional. We pride ourselves in empowering our students to overcome challenges by holding them to the correct level of expectation. “Golf is a game and games are meant to be fun.”

How long have you been an LPGA member? 

I have been a member since 2010, receiving my LPGA T&CP Class A certification in 2013.

How was the process of becoming a member for you?

After being in the corporate world for many years I wanted to get back to the game that I loved so much. After a long discussion and review with Dona Lerner, we set a plan in place to start the teaching certification process. She mentored me through the process as well helping me develop as an instructor and today we own and run a very successful fun Academy. I encourage everyone who is going through the process to reach out to a LPGA mentor.

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

It is a dream come true and an honor that I don’t take lightly or for granted. The game of golf has the opportunity to teach so many life skills and lessons. Being a part of this organization has given me the tools, relationships, avenues and means to be a successful teacher.

What is the best part about the membership for you?

The LPGA membership has given me the opportunity to have the sky as my office. The friends that I would have never known and relationship that strengthens my career make me feel I belong to an organization that truly cares about a game I dearly love.

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

Get a mentor as soon as possible. Locate your local LPGA professionals in your area and discuss the process face to face. The process demands time, financial commitment, dedication and travel; the mentor can guide you through these items. Take your time and enjoy the ride…..

Life does not have a remote, get up and change it yourself…..the LPGA did just that for me and today I am living a dream.

Meet Fellow Members – Did you Know…

 

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Jan Roberts – Deep Sea Fishing, Travel & Cooking

 

Nina Krats
Nina Krats – Travel, Lacross & Reading

 

Peggy Briggs
Peggy Briggs – Traveling, Flying in own plane with Husband, Learning & Pickle ball

 

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Heather Risk – Special Olympic Golf & Softball Coach, High School (A1A) Referee for Basketball & Volleyball

 

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Nicole Cavarra – Running Marathons & Triathlons, Real Estate Broker, Fitness Professional & Trainer

 

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Kim Stiner – Mosaic Art & Camping

Women in Golf Wednesday – Emily Marron

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Name:

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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Name

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