Women in Golf Wednesday – Emily Marron

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Name:

Emily Marron

Where you live:

Orlando, FL

Where you work & what you do:

Head Women’s Golf Coach at UCF

How long have you been an LPGA member? 

18 Years

How was the process of becoming a member for you?

It was a good, yet tough process.  You have to be dedicated and take it seriously.  It’s something you have to be committed to.

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

I’m very proud to be an LPGA T&CP member.  I’ve furthered my coaching career because of my affiliation with the LPGA and have grown professionally.

What is the best part about the membership for you?

I enjoy being around so many other women who are passionate about golf.  The programs the LPGA offers are always really well done and informative.  They do a great job of helping us advance ourselves both professionally and personally.

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

Be prepared to take it seriously and be fully committed.  It’s a wonderful association to be a part of and it will certainly help you in the golf business.  It’s a lot of hard work and dedication, but it’s worth it in the end.

 

Women in Golf Wednesday – Greta Anderson

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Name

Greta Anderson

Where you live

Atlanta, GA

Where you work & what you do?

I do a lot of things!  In addition to my work as an LPGA Teaching Professional, I also keep busy as a business builder, strategist, and educator (feel free to learn more about all of that at www.DrGretaAnderson.com)!  I’m also the co-owner of BreatheWear, Inc. – a company that designs and distributes products that support sleep disorders.

In my life as an LPGA teaching professional, I serve as the co-site director for Girls Golf @ SheSteams in Henry County, GA, which is just south of Atlanta.  We’ve had an exciting summer program, and are looking forward to expanding our fall programming.

Additionally, I provide instruction individual and small group programming for adults through an innovative partnership I’ve established with a private club here in Atlanta.  We’ve found that this relationship allows each party to achieve their respective goals with greater flexibility, quality, and success.

How long have you been an LPGA member?

Since 2014

How was the process of becoming a member for you?

The process was very informative, interesting and fun for me.  I just LOVE to learn, so I really enjoyed the process.  It was amazing to see for myself how research-focused and evidence-based the LPGA’s approach to instruction really is.  So, I’d have to say that the process was also quite affirming!

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

I’m SO very proud to be a member of the LPGA!!  This distinction really does have value and meaning in so many ways, and it is a privilege to have earned membership.  It motivates me to keep working to become better and better as a teacher, and as a person in general.

What is the best part about the membership for you?

I’m really enjoying the camaraderie; most every colleague I’ve met is positive, encouraging and so helpful.  It’s always great to be in an environment that fosters growth and continuous development.

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

Before starting the program, I’d encourage the person to really examine their goals to ensure that this credential is a good fit.  That is, if you’re not focused on becoming a great instructor (that is, you’re more focused on another niche within the golf industry), take the time to more fully review and understand the TEP program.

Going into the program, it’s important to remember that a substantial commitment of resources (time, financial, mental) will be required to successfully navigate this program.  So like anything else in life – go in with your eyes wide open!

2017 LPGA T&CP Southeast Section Mixed Team FINAL RESULTS

Pro-Am Team

1st Place   Susan Fasoldt, Jerry James, Mike Vallencourt, Bill Hartaker
$100 Gift Certificate

2nd Place  Cathy Edelen, Kevin Paschall, Bev Williams, Alan Williams
$75 Gift Certificate

3rd Place   Rhonda Ferguson, Tim Peterson, Mike Craig, John Newmans
Titleist ProV1X


Mixed Team

Place LPGA/PGA Pro Score Purse
1st Charlotta Sorenstam and David Hronek 102 $500 per Pro
T-2 Susan Fasoldt and Jerry James 103 $350 per Pro
T-2 Cathy Edelen and Kevin Paschal 103
4th Gail Graham and Mike Valicenti 105 $150 per Pro
T-6 Stephanie and Adam Eiswerth 106 $50 per Pro
T-6 Halley Morell and Ed LaPierre 106
T-6 Gina Hull and Nic Content 106

 

Closest to the Pins

Male Amateur: Bill Hardaker                      New Balance Golf Shoes

 

Female Amateur: Cathleen Wong             New Balance Golf Shoes

 

Professional: Brian Hughes                       $ 50.00

TPC Sawgrass – Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
July 30 – 301, 2017

Meet Your Officers: Connie Capanegra, SE Section Vice-President

What is your current employment?

Program Director at The First Tee of The Palm Beaches

Please share a brief golf, teaching, playing, and college bio.

I went to Lindenwood University on a golf scholarship where I also got my MBA. I regularly play in tournament events and Pro-Ams through The First Tee. I primarily teach juniors 2 to 18 years old and also adults. I am a certified SNAG instructor, Little Golf Train Conductor, TPI certified and a US Kids Golf Coach. LPGA Girls Golf Site Director. I am 2nd degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do. I introduced a junior golf program at The Benjamin Lower School and Weiss School in Palm Beach Gardens.

Other non-golf career background?

I have a Hotel Management and Hospitality degree and an MBA. I taught Spanish at The Benjamin School.

Current job title:

Program Director at The First Tee of The Palm Beaches, Broward and The Treasure Coast.

Location:

West Palm Beach, FL

Type of facility. Driving Range with a 9-hole par 3 course and a short game practice area.

Are you an employee or independent contractor for the facility? Employee, but I also teach private lessons independently.

Types of programs and services you are involved with at your facility? After school and

Saturdays Junior Programs 2 to 18 years old. Veterans and Special Needs Programs. LPGA Girls Golf Programs and high school team practice.

Best advice you have ever received in terms of your profession or life?

Never stop learning. Observe the best and learn from them. You never fail until you quit.

Worst advice you have ever received in terms of your profession or life?

Just look pretty.

Most memorable golf lesson?

With Mr. Toski. You will never get bored and you will always learn.

Have you ever told a student anything you regret?

Not yet.

Best advice you would give a new golfer learning the game?

First, learn how to have FUN. Enjoy the game!

Best advice you would give a non-competitive junior golfer’s parents?

It is more important to be a good person than a good player.

Best advice you would give a highly competitive junior golfer’s parents?

Set realistic goals, work hard. Even the world best players miss shots every round.

What do you consider an ideal job setting?

It is all about having a great team; any setting with people that support and encourage me to be better.

Favorite book you have ever read!

Running on Empty by Jonice Webb.

Hobbies/ Interests?

Sports and outdoors activities: Tae Kwon Do, beach volleyball, paddle boarding with my dog, snorkeling, reading, taking my dog to the beach and dog events.

Why did you join the LPGA T&CP?

I joined the LPGA T&CP to learn more about golf and be part of a recognized professional organization. I want to be the best teacher I can be.

One unique thing no one knows about you!

My favorite painter is Salvador Dali and I have a cat named Dali. My dog’s name is Ben Hogan.

Favorite thing about being an LPGA T&CP member?

Having an excellent network of professional friends.

“Dream Come True” for Dana Rader as She is Inducted into the LPGA T&CP Hall of Fame

dana_rader-00000002Dana Rader joins an elite group of her peers as an inductee 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.

Dana Rader has built an incredibly successful career in her 36 years of membership with the LPGA T&CP and her involvement in and around the golf industry. Her resilient efforts towards growing the game of golf, teaching prowess, and business achievements have brought her to the pinnacle of her career. It is because of these accomplishments that she is to be inducted into the LPGA Teaching and Club Professionals Hall of Fame.

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2016 Section Of The Year Award Winners

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Septamber 22, 2016 – The Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Teaching and Club Professional (T&CP) membership has selected the recipients of annual section Teacher, Professional, Coach and Junior Golf Leadership awards. Each of the six sections of the LPGA T&CP—Central, Midwest, Northeast, Southeast, Western, and International—winners are selected by the Section Officers and Section Nominating Committee Chair annually in each of the four categories.

The LPGA T&CP National Awards Selection Committee will select the overall national award winner in each category from among the section award winners. The national winners will be announced in the coming weeks.

The 2016 LPGA T&CP Section Award winners are as follows:

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