Name: Abby Welch
Where do you live?
Where do you work & what do you do?
LPGA, Certified PGA Golf Instructor at Kiawah Island Golf Resort
How long have you been an LPGA member?
How was the process of becoming a member for you?
It was amazing! The testing process was a very educational experience for me. I had first gone through the PGA, which was over the entire golf business. Going through the LPGA helped me become a better instructor. I loved learning that you have to understand your student so that you can cater your instruction to them personally. I felt after the education process, it really added value to my instruction.
What does it mean to be an LPGA member to you?
I feel that I am a part of an elite group of women specifically who enjoy the game themselves and want to grow the game to other people so that they can enjoy this wonderful game too.
What is the best part about the membership for you?
A place to go to teach with other women like myself who want to grow the game but also meet new women who we can learn from to grow our own businesses/teachings.
What advice would you give someone just starting the program or thinking about starting?
My first question would be “Why Not!?!” There is nothing that the LPGA hasn’t helped with, supported, me with, or given me an opportunity with. It is just like a family. If you are just beginning the process it is a great place for support, education, and opportunity. If you have been in the business awhile the LPGA can only increase your business by these attributes. The beginning is hard with going through the education and testing, but it only makes you a better member, teacher, golfer in the end. That is why it is here!
I am a member of both the LPGA and PGA and I am a proud member of both. But it is a great privilege to be a member of an all-women’s association dedicated to golf.