LPGA Teaching and Club Professionals Partner with Mobipaid

LPGA-USGA Girls Golf program to benefit from new alliance

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., June 21, 2017 – The Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Teaching and Club Professionals (T&CP) membership announced today a new partnership with payment technology provider Mobipaid.

As part of this partnership, Mobipaid will be an Expo sponsor for the LPGA T&CP Teaching Summit, a national golf conference in Des Moines, IA., from August 20-22, 2017 and the Welcome Reception Sponsor for the LPGA T&CP National Championship at Mid-Pines Resort in Southern Pines, NC., from September 4-6, 2017.

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2017 LPGA National Pro-Am presented by Volvik – Final Results

The 2017 LPGA National Pro-Am presented by Volvik was held at the Gaylord Springs Golf Links in Nashville, TN  May 20 – 21, 2017.  Please click the link for the Final Results below.  NPA17 Pro-Am Winners and Prizes

 

After Two Terms As T&CP President, Dana Rader Enters Hall of Fame

By Lisa D. Mickey

 

When former LPGA T&CP President Dana Rader reflects on her career en route to this year’s Hall of Fame induction, she credits those who helped her along the way.

She also describes the two terms she served as the T&CP’s President as the “best six years of my life.”

“Sometimes it was tough,” admitted Rader, owner/operator of the Dana Rader Golf School in Charlotte, N.C. “We had to make cuts and some changes that not everybody liked, but it was necessary. It was fun work.” Continue reading

The College Golf Seminar is an Eye Opening Glimpse into what it takes to Play College Golf.

Contributor – Stacy Miller ArndtLPGA Junior Golf Director, Congressional CC, Bethesda, Maryland

This past February many Northeast Section LPGA T&CP professionals attended the Fourth Annual MAPGA (Mid Atlantic PGA) College Golf Seminar at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Maryland. The goal of the College Golf Seminar is to educate golf professionals, parents and juniors on college golf opportunities at various playing levels.

The panel of  experts at the seminar included the following collegiate golf coaches: Matt Ball, Virginia Commonwealth University, Rob Ferguson, Marymount University, Jay Hardwick, Virginia Tech, Scott Moyer, McDaniel College, Pat Owen, US Naval Academy, Kate Schanuel and Brian Yaniger, Towson University, Scott Singhass, Shenandoah University, and LeRoy Williams, Bridgewater College.

The morning session began with coach introduction and a short tip and a word from Penn State and University of Maryland at Eastern Shore PGM (Professional Golf Management) representatives.

Then, the seminar broke out into three smaller sessions: How do I Choose the Right School for Me, Scholarship 101 and How do I Get the Attention of Coaches.

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In the How do I Get the Attention of Coaches session, the coaches agreed that juniors should always play in their state junior championship. College coaches are also looking at multi-day tournament results.

In Scholarship 101, the Division III coaches explained there are no athletic scholarships. Rather, players are awarded Academic scholarships and Grant money. Many times, the academic scholarship and grant money can equal what is offered at Division I schools.

Jay Hardwick of Virginia Tech showed us what a typical student athlete day and a typical tournament competition week is like in  How do I Choose the Right School for Me.

Above is just a brief overview of what was covered that day. Below, see what a couple of our members had to say about the MAPGA College Golf Seminar:

Linda Gaudi, LPGA/PGA Director of Instruction at CC at Fairfax said “I never miss an opportunity to attend the College Golf Seminar. Each year, I bring a couple of students. The information shared is vital and gives a true understanding of the process needed to play college golf at any level. Due to the MAPGA College Golf Seminar, I added a feature to my coaching programs helping my students with a pathway to playing college golf.”

Liz Cooper, LPGA/PGA Director of Player Development at Army Navy CC said “The College Golf Seminar is an eye opening glimpse into what it takes to play competitive golf in college. I would encourage all golf professionals who work with juniors to attend this event as it provides the unique opportunity to interact with coaches from Division I to Division III. I think, most importantly, I walked away with a network of college coaches that I can reach out to with any questions I have in the future.

MAPGA will again host the College Golf Seminar in 2018 at Congressional Country Club in Maryland.

Liz Gentile, Secretary, NE LPGA T&CP

2016 LPGA T&CP National Team Championship presented by Volvik Pro-Am Final Results

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Place Professionals Score Prize Pro Money
1. Bartholomew/Neumann 51.5 Volvik Boston Bag and 1 dozen Volvik balls $300
2. Lynd/Chamberlain 55 LPGA logoed Range Finder $200
3. McCurdy/Sorenstam 55.6 T-LInk GPS Watch $100
4. Montano/Nemecek 55.6 Adidas Golf Shoes $75
5. Smith/Ferguson 56 Sketchers Golf Shoes $50
6. Quinn/Greggain 56.3 Cure Putters $25
7. Hill/Austin 56.7 Loudmouth Travel Bag
8. Nevatt/Davis 56.8 Loudmouth Sunglasses
9. DePaulo/Sheehan 59.3 Rolex Gift Bags and dozen balls
10. Imrie 59.5 $25 Palm Valley Gift Card

 

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Place Professionals Score Prize Pro Money
1. Samp/Atsedes 54 Volvik Stand Bag & 1 Dozen Volvik Balls $300
2. McCammon/Bradley 57 LPGA Logoed Range Finder $200
3. Dormann/Hurst 58 T-Link GPS Watch $100
4. Glasgow/Zimron 59 Footjoy Golf Shoes $75
5. Edelen/Kirsch 60 Sketchers Golf Shoes $50
6. Moore/Graham 60 Cure Putters $25
7. Huntley/Brandwynne 60 Loudmouth Travel Bags
8. Fischer/Rule 61 Loudmouth Sunglasses
9. Bonhurst/Grimes 62 Rolex Gift Bag & 1 Dozen balls
10. Bozarth/Cully 63 $25 Palm Calley Gift Card

 

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Contest Winner Distance Prize
Pro — Hole #7: Nancy Henderson 12’0 $100
Male — Hole #7: Ryan Crespi 7’0 1 T-Link GPS Watch
Ladies — Hole #5: Annika Wilkes 2’3 1 T-Link GPS Watch
Male — Hole #17: Rodgers 2’2 1 T-Link GPS Watch
Ladies — Patty Knight 4’0 1 T-Link GPS Watch

 

Kristen Samp and Lori Atsedes
Kristen Samp and Lori Atsedes
Jean Bartholomew and Liselotte Neumann
Jean Bartholomew and Liselotte Neumann

Lynn Marriott “Incredibly Honored” to be Inducted into the LPGA T&CP Hall of Fame

lynn-marriottLynn Marriott joins an elite group of their peers as inductees to the LPGA T&CP Hall of Fame.

The LPGA Teaching and Club Professional (T&CP) Hall of Fame, established in 2000, is the highest honor given to teaching and club professional members for extraordinary membership service and leadership while contributing to the game of golf and the golf industry.

Lynn Marriott has dedicated her career to discovering more about how people learn and spreading that information to others. She truly is the student’s teacher. For the entirety of her professional career, Marriott has known that she wanted to pursue golf instruction professionally. Despite pressure from parents, co-workers, and management to pursue grander ventures, Marriott was determined to follow her heart.

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Gloria Armstrong to be Inducted into the LPGA T&CP Hall of Fame after a Lifetime of Dedication to Teaching and Supporting the Game of Golf

11-gloria-armstrong2Gloria Armstrong joins an elite group of their peers as inductees to the LPGA T&CP Hall of Fame.

The LPGA Teaching and Club Professional (T&CP) Hall of Fame, established in 2000, is the highest honor given to teaching and club professional members for extraordinary membership service and leadership while contributing to the game of golf and the golf industry.

Gloria Armstrong has always been a teacher, albeit at first an unofficial one. She began on the fledgling LPGA Tour back in its beginnings from 1955-1966, becoming a member of the Teaching Division in 1958. Though she wasn’t a teacher or coach officially, several of her peers described her with the same word: “Unselfish”.

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