Name: Megan Younkman
Where you live: St. Petersburg, Florida
Where you work & what you do: I am the Owner/Director of Instruction of MYPRO Golf School in Tampa, Florida. I also work for the LPGA Global Education Team as an Evaluator, an LPGA PTE Workshop Leader and Chair for the LPGA National Continuing Education Committee.
How long have you been an LPGA member?
I’ve been an LPGA Class A Member since 2007!
How was the process of becoming a member for you?
My process went smoothly, yet challenging. The Education Team served as my textbook, by biggest supporter and my largest critic. I was well prepared to teach upon completion.
What does it mean to be an LPGA member to you?
For me, being an LPGA member means that I have a power within golf’s global community to be an effective teacher, both introducing and keeping a club in the hands of many players. The LPGA makes me so proud as it continues to grow.
What is the best part about the membership for you?
The best part about the membership is being a part of a women’s organization where women support women. I know I can call any other LPGA member if I need assistance or advice.
What advice would you give someone just starting the program or thinking about starting?
I would encourage a future candidate that the LPGA provides you with a platform to succeed, supplies you with an opportunity to continue growth throughout your career and surrounds you with other successful and inspirational women in the industry.
Fun Fact: “SnowBalls to GolfBalls”. I decided to focus on golf at age 16 after spending 8 years training as a downhill mogul snow-ski racer. My knees thank me now for making the right choice!