Goldie Bateson was an active member of the LPGA and the first President of the Midwest Section. She was one of the original T&CP members who helped to provide the structure for our organization by developing the Constitution and By-Laws, the testing of teachers, establishing the different sections, and everything else to get the T&CP started.
The Goldie Bateson Service Award was established in 1992 in recognition of the unlimited and outstanding service, time and dedication demonstrated by Goldie Bateson to the LPGA Midwest Section, the LPGA, and the game of golf.
“I am truly honored to receive this high honor,” Suzanne Noblett said. “Goldie was a pioneer, not only in our Midwest Section, but also nationally for the LPGA. Thank you to my peers and the LPGA for this honor; I have enjoyed serving my section and the LPGA, and I look forward to continuing to serve in the spirit of Goldie Bateson along with the many talented previous recipients of the award which bears her name.”
Suzanne Noblett has been selected as the recipient of the 2017 Goldie Bateson Service Award.
Her company, Noblett Golf Services, specialized in quality coaching for men, women, and juniors of all ages and abilities, presently at Bobick’s Golf Headquarters Driving Range and Cedar Creek Golf Club, both in Northeastern Indiana.
Noblett was on the Section Championship Committee in 1999 and 2003, the Nominating Committee Chairperson in 2003 and 2012, was the Section Education Coordinator in 2002, 2009, and 2013, was the First Tee Instructor in Columbus, OH, in 2013, LPGA*USGA Girls Golf Clinic Instructor in St. Louis, MO, in 2015 and 2016, was the Instructor at the Ronald McDonald Junior Clinic in Indianapolis, IN, in 2005, participated in the Midwest Section Championship from 1999-2007, 2009, 2012, 2013, and 2015-2016, and attended each Midwest Section Education Seminar from 1999-2007, 2009, 2013.
Nationally, Noblett has been an LPGA T&CP Member since 1998, and has been an LPGA Member Mentor in 2011-2013, was an LPGA Golf Clinics for Women Instructor from 1999-Present, and much more.
Currently, she conducts free veterans clinics for retired, active duty, and those serving in the reserves, conducts a two-day free junior program, ray days, in honor of her father, and was a PGA Junior League Team Coach for Cedar Creek Golf Club. Her company is a proud contributor and supporter of local and charitable organizations.