Women in Golf Wednesday!

Maria

Name:

Maria Brooks

Where do you live:

The Villages, Florida

Where do you work & what you do:

Full Time Teaching Professional at The Villages Golf Academy

How long have you been an LPGA member?

Since 1998

How was the process of becoming a member for you?

Playing tests are always stressful, but I made sure I was prepared for the written and teaching evaluations and passed on my first attempts.

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

To be associated with the premier professional women’s sports association means the world to me.  The T&CP members are some of the best people you will meet and the best teachers of the game.  I am honored to call them my friends and colleagues.

What is the best part about the membership for you?

Teaching golf is passionate for me, and having a group of women that are members of a nationally recognized organization, who have the same passion as I have, is an amazing thing to be a part of.

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

It’s a major leap of faith to start a new career, but if you want it you can have it. Be confident and patient with yourself and you can achieve anything.

What do you love most about the game of golf?

The quiet and serenity of the golf course.  It can be an escape for 4 hours. Being outside and watching the ball fly.

20 years of teaching golf and I still enjoy going to work, to help people learn the game and enjoy the game a little more

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Women in Golf Wednesday!

AmyCarver

Name:

Amy Carver

Where do you live?

Delray Beach, FL

Where do you work & what do you do?

Head Professional at The St. Andrews Club

How was the process of becoming a member for you?

The process of becoming an LPGA member was made a little easier, having gone through similar testing to become a PGA member.  The biggest difference came in the Instruction portion, where observation and critiques were given.  I appreciated the emphasis on quality instruction, as that has been a significant part of my career.

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

It is an honor to be affiliated with a talented, strong, and dynamic group as the LPGA. I love the respect shown to our founding members, who worked so hard to make it successful.  I am also appreciative of Mike Wahn and the current leaders on the National and Sectional Boards who dedicate so much of their time to make the brand strong.

What is the best part about the membership for you?

My favorite part of the membership is getting together with other members who are so willing to share their ideas and successes to help and strengthen others.

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

New LPGA members should look around them to find mentors.  They should not be afraid to ask questions and/or for help when needed.  Meetings are a great way to get to know the other pros in their area.

What is the best part about golf for you?

The best part of golf is the people I have met.  Whether they were at a club where I worked, fellow competitors in an event, or Pro’s from other courses, we all have this great game of golf in common.  It is different challenge every time.  Golf is a game that you can play for a lifetime and while your competitive drive may lessen, that one great shot keeps you coming back!