Inaugural List of the 50 Best LPGA Teachers as Ranked by Women’s Golf Journal
Top instructors recognized from more than 1,700 LPGA certified professionals worldwide
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
|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|
|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|
|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
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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.