In the New with Debbie Crews

LPGA Master Professional Debbie Crews has been researching and developing educational programs for many years. She finds unique ways in her research to help students find ways to improve their performance. Click on the following link to read Golf Digest’s September 19, 2017 article “Courses with Horses”.

Courses with Horses

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Marci Bozarth Wins 2017 LPGA Central Section Marilynn Smith Award

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., October 2, 2017 – Marci Bozarth, an assistant golf professional at Golf Club of Houston in Humble, Texas, is the 2017 recipient of the LPGA Teaching and Club Professional (T&CP) Central Section Marilynn Smith Service Award.

This prestigious award is given to the Central Section member who best exemplifies Marilynn Smith’s renowned spirit of giving and generosity. Previous honorees were Penny Zavichas, Peggy Gustafson, Marvol Barnard, Tina Tombs, and Kristie Fowler.

Bozarth currently serves as an assistant golf professional at Golf Club of Houston where she is responsible for the day-to-day operations of two 18-hole courses, one public and the other private. She is also an instructor at the on-site Mike McGetrick Golf Academy.

An LPGA Class A member since 1998, Bozarth conducts more than 145 golf events each year for various charities and companies on the public Tournament Course at Golf Club of Houston while she also organizes and manages more than 20 member golf events there annually. Bozarth served two terms as Central Section Vice-President from 2008-2011 and two terms as Central Section Secretary from 2004-2007.

“I am humbled and honored to even be nominated for such an award!” said Bozarth, who was LPGA Central Section ‘Professional of the Year’ in 2004, 2005 and 2013. “I do what I do out of my passion for the game of golf, and I don’t think twice about it. I work long hours and long weeks, as many of us do, because I love it. I have always approached my work with a servant’s heart, and I always do my best to find a way to say: ‘Yes—I can do that for you!’”

Congratulations, Marci Bozarth!

The Marilynn Smith Service Award was established in 2012 by the Central Section in recognition of the unlimited and outstanding service, time, and dedication demonstrated by Marilynn to the LPGA Central Section, the LPGA and the game of golf.

One of 13 LPGA Founders, Smith earned the nickname “Miss Personality” on the LPGA Tour and was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2006. She served as president of the LPGA from 1958 through 1960 and was instrumental in founding the teaching division in 1959 (now known as the LPGA T&CP) along with Shirley Spork, Betty Hicks and Barbara Rotvig.

Smith helps organize the all-women’s Marilynn Smith Golf Classic, which benefits the LPGA-USGA Girls Golf program and the Marilynn Smith Scholarship. In 1999, she established the Marilynn Smith Scholarship within The LPGA Foundation.

Meet Fellow Members – Did you know?

 

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Lisa Storm – Reading, Cycling, Playing Pickleball

 

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Jennifer Tucker – Alpine Skiing, Mountain Biking, Pack Packing, Soccer, Sand Volleyball & Painting

 

Tracy Berman
Tracy Berman – Walking, Swimming, Hiking & Volunteer at Power Paws Assistance Dogs

 

Peggy Gustafson
Peggy Gustafson – Fishing in Alaska, Hiking, Reading & Continue to grow as an educator & ambassador for the game

 

 

 

 

Meet Fellow Members – Did you Know…

 

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Jan Roberts – Deep Sea Fishing, Travel & Cooking

 

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Nina Krats – Travel, Lacross & Reading

 

Peggy Briggs
Peggy Briggs – Traveling, Flying in own plane with Husband, Learning & Pickle ball

 

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Heather Risk – Special Olympic Golf & Softball Coach, High School (A1A) Referee for Basketball & Volleyball

 

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Nicole Cavarra – Running Marathons & Triathlons, Real Estate Broker, Fitness Professional & Trainer

 

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Kim Stiner – Mosaic Art & Camping

Meet Connie Cramer Caouette

Meet Connie Cramer Caouette – By Kristie Fowler & Connie Cramer Caouette

As an LPGA Member for over 30 years, Connie Cramer Caouette has worked long and hard in one of the most beautiful parts of the country, Montana! Although time has gone by like the blink of an eye, she has so many vivid memories and shares with us a few of those moments. Not only has she learned to manage two 18-hole golf facilities…. staffing, teaching, budgeting….she has also had the challenge of learning to manage the “Wildlife” as nature meets the golfing public. Ladies, please meet Connie Cramer Caouette.

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