Women in Golf Wednesday!

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Name:

Annette “Babe” Deluca

Where do you live?

Tequesta, FL & Cashiers, NC

Where do you work & what do you do?

In Florida I work at Park Ridge Golf Course and in North Carolina I own The GolfBarn

How long have you been an LPGA member?

Tour Member since 1995 & T & CP Member since 2009

How was the process of becoming a member for you?

It was a smooth transition from the LPGA Tour to T & CP and was able to attain Class A status in 2009.

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

It means a sisterhood of remarkable women!

What do you like about golf?

I started playing golf when I was 18 years old.  Dr. Gary Wiren is my mentor.  He gave me the nickname “Babe”.  I wanted to be on the LPGA Tour since I started this game.  Playing the Tour was a dream come true and the friendships, people you meet, and people you inspire are all icing on the cake.  To play a sport you love for a living “WOW”.  I like playing but love teaching more; making a difference is the real success in my book.

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

“I am not going to tell you it’s going to be easy, but it will be worth it” (A. Williams)

Words of Wisdom

Have fun!  Make learning fun! Take Notes!

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2018 LPGA T&CP Southeast Section Mixed Team FINAL RESULTS

Pro-Am Team

1st Place   Nancy Henderson, Tucker Guisewite, Katarina Hodge, Dean Schneider
$350 Per Team

2nd Place  Teresa Zamboni, Rod Perry, Suzanne Byrne, Ron Byrne
$300 Per Team

3rd Place   Charlotta Sorenstam, David Hronek, Mark O’Neal, Gary Kindsfather
$250 Per Team

4th Place Andrea Knox, Billy Van Arsdale, Gary Lefler, Bob Malone
$150 Per Team


Mixed Team

Place LPGA/PGA Pro Score  Purse
1st Cindy Gschwind & Jerry Tucker 135 $1,500 Per Team
2nd Charlotta Sorenstam & David Hronek 138 $1,000 Per Team
3rd  Susan Fasoldt & Dan Olsen 140 $800 Per Team
4th Teresa Zamboni & Rod Perry 141 $400 Per Team

 

Hammock Beach Golf Resort – Palm Coast, FL
April 15 – 16, 2018

 

Women in Golf Wednesday!

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Name:

Maria “Loopy” Lopez

Where you live:

Ormond Beach, FL

Where you work & what you do:

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona, FL/ Women’s Golf Coach

How long have you been an LPGA member?

Since 1998

How was the process of becoming a member for you?

I was working at LPGA International as the Director of Tournaments and Marketing.  My boss Pam Phipps was supportive in setting me on my way of education and certification. Then when I transitioned to collegiate coaching, my university provided for professional development.

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

EVERYTHING! At age 8 I knew I wanted to play professionally. As I grew in the game some amazing mentors and women of excellence from the LPGA were put in my path; Nancy Lopez, Jane Frost, Linda Voldstedt, Beans Kelly, Suellen Northrup and Dr. Debbie Crews. They were instrumental and inspirational to my paths of touring professional, coach, instructor and doctoral student.

What is the best part about the membership for you?

Cutting edge education, and a network that is willing to mentor and share information.

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

DO IT!!!! Every chance you get to learn, grow and shape your vision as a instructor and business person, go for it. No matter how long it takes you, STAY THE COURSE!

What do you love most about the game of golf?:

Every day it is different, and it is the shaping of your character, mental toughness and creativity. It is the mirror of life.

Words of Wisdom:

There are no coincidences. You are exactly where you are supposed to be and the next great opportunity is coming, but don’t miss the gift of the present while you’re looking for it. Someone is there for you to make a difference for, a lesson to be learned and possibility to be had. Always believe, and strive to “be the change you want to see in the world (Gandhi).”

Women in Golf Wednesday!

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Name:

Cheryl Anderson

Where you live:

Heathrow, FL

Where do you work & what do you do?

Mike Bender Golf Academy, Director of Instruction

How long have you been an LPGA member?

21 years

How was the process of becoming a member for you?

It was more challenging than I thought it would be, but very well worth it.

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

In the beginning it was motivating to me to be a member because of the playing opportunities. I really enjoyed competing during my first 20 years as a golf professional. I have had the opportunity to play in six LPGA Tour events. I never would have had that opportunity without being a member of the LPGA. I’ve also played in the National Club Pro Championship nearly every year that I’ve been a member. I still like to compete but my reasons for being a LPGA member now are different. I enjoy seeing the other LPGA members throughout the year at various events and interacting with them about their businesses. It’s a team environment and I feel that I’m part of something big rather than just being one teacher. It feels like a sorority.

What is the best part about the membership for you?

I love playing in the LPGA National Club Pro Championship each year, even though I’m not playing at the level that I once did.  I also love learning from great women LPGA members. I will never forget attending one of my first LPGA seminars at the PGA Show. Dr. DeDe Owens was the speaker and she instantly became a role model of mine. I loved how she presented and I loved how good she was at teaching golf. She was so smart and sure of herself. I loved that confidence.

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

Understand golf equipment and club fitting, understand how the body works and understand how people learn. Find a mentor that knows these things if you don’t and learn from them. I used to go to Florida each winter for 10 years to take lessons from Mike Bender. I also worked for a PGA Master professional, Gene Borek, in the Metropolitan PGA Section. Pia Nilsson, Lynn Marriott and Dr. Rick Jensen have all had a huge impact on my teaching as well. Having all of these great coaches in my life during those early teaching years of mine was critical because I had so many questions. They were always there to guide me. Surround yourself with your personal team that you trust.

What do you love most about the game of golf?

It makes me complete, as corny as that sounds. I love golf because I love to walk, I love nature, I love to compete, I love that I’m pretty good at it, I love the clothes, I love that I met my husband through golf, I love that my daughter plays, I love that most of my family plays, I love that I gave a 100-year-old lady a golf lesson, I love that I get to teach some amazing people, and I love the many friends that I’ve made.

Words of Wisdom:

I’ve had so much fun teaching the LPGA 101 class this month. Every member should do this. It’s all laid out so well for us by the LPGA. The LPGA/USGA Girls Golf program has been wonderful too. Let’s all take advantage of these great programs and keep bringing more girls and women to the game.

Women in Golf Wednesday!

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Name:

Kandace Clatterbaugh

Where you live: 

My husband and I just moved to Palm Beach Gardens, FL about six months ago.

Where do you work & what you do: 

I am a General Manager for Billy Casper Golf Management at Cypress Creek Country Club in Boynton Beach, FL.

How long have you been an LPGA member?

I’ve been an LPGA member since 2000.

How was the process of becoming a member for you?

Great, I learned so much while going through the process of becoming a member; it helped me grow personally and professionally.

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

It is truly an honor. When I think back on the history of the LPGA and the LPGA T&CP and all the amazing women who have helped make this organization what it is today. I am so very proud to be a member.

What is the best part about the membership for you?

For me there are two, being able to help grow the game of golf and working with charities to help raise money and awareness through golf.

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

Go for it!  You will be able to learn from and network with a wonderful group of women professionals.  If you have questions along the way, don’t hesitate to ask because there is always someone there to help.

What do you love most about the game of golf?

I grew up playing golf with family and friends and although I don’t get to play as much these days, I love the atmosphere surrounding the game. People learn the game and play golf for a wide variety of reasons but regardless of the reason, golf is meant to be fun. I’m thankful to my parents for introducing me to the game of golf and to all the golf professionals who encouraged me along the way. Now it’s my goal that each guest that visits our club has fun and looks forward to coming back.

Women in Golf Wednesday!

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Karen Palacios-Jansen

Where you live:

Mooresville, North Carolina (suburb of Charlotte)

Where you work & what you do:

I own my own golf events company called Swing Blade Enterprises and I operate out of Trump National Charlotte in Mooresville, North Carolina.  I teach golf, Pilates, and do golf-fitness training.  I developed a golf-fitness system called Cardiogolf.  It is a class that I teach at Trump National Charlotte and at 15 to Fit Pilates, Barre and Fitness Studio. It is also a program offered online at Cardiogolf.com.

How long have you been an LPGA member?

I became a member in 1994.

How was the process of becoming a member for you?

To be honest, I remember it being a little overwhelming at first, but now looking back I realize why it was so important to learn all aspects of teaching the game.  I couldn’t have accomplished all I have without my LPGA T&CP credentials and the education they gave me. Now as a member of the LPGA T&CP Education Committee and Vice-President of the LPGA, I am getting to go through the process all over again and am I able to witness first-hand how our education programs are transforming the game and how it is taught.

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

Sometimes I pinch myself because I can’t believe that I am a member of the LPGA T&CP. Being a part of the LPGA is one of my most important accomplishments of my life.  I didn’t come from a golf family or ever have any ties to the LPGA, so for me to work myself all the way up to VP of the T&CP was a lot of work, but I would do it all over again.

What is the best part about the membership for you?

I love being part of a prestigious organization that is known all over the world. I love being a part of an organization that is comprised of powerful women who want to make a difference in the lives of golfers and now young women with our Girls Golf Sites. Everyone knows the LPGA is comprised of the world’s best players, teachers, and coaches and now we are inspiring young girls to take up the game and helping them become leaders.

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

Write a diary and write down all the funny things that happen to you on the lesson tee and golf course. I have hundreds of interesting and funny stories, but have forgotten a lot of them because I didn’t write them down. Keep a diary and maybe you will write a book like Harvey Penick too.

What do you love most about the game of golf?:

I am sort of a pack rat and I love to shop, so golf is very conducive to a person that likes to shop and get free stuff like me. I own just about every new piece of equipment that has come out, I have a separate closet just for my golf clothes. I am always looking into the new training aid. I collect logo-ed towels and golf balls. I pretty much keep everything too.  As a joke, at my husband’s family golf outing, they gave one group a gift certificate to ‘Dan and Karen’s garage to pick out any golf equipment that they wanted.  So that kind of tells you how much golf stuff I have….

Special Thanks:

I have a lot of fellow LPGA members that I would like to thank for helping me in my career and supporting me all these years including-Deb Vangellow, Nancy Henderson, Kiernan Schindler, Oneda Castillo, Joanne Forman, Gwen Checho, Debbie Doniger, Carol Preisinger, Abby Welsh, the late Dede Owens, Sue Gintar, Christi Dorce, Cheryl Anderson, and Christina Ricci. Also anyone that I have played with in a LPGA national or section tournament that laughed and cried with me before, during, and after the round!

Women in Golf Wednesday!

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Name:

Jodi Wendt

 

Where you live:

Rock Hill, South Carolina

 

Where do you work & what do you do:

Winthrop University Women’s Golf Coach

 

How long have you been an LPGA member?

19 years

 

How was the process of becoming a member for you?

The process was very educational!  The LPGA does a great job teaching you to be a great teacher of the game of golf!

 

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

Being an LPGA member means belonging to a great women’s organization that has been professionally educated to help others with the game of golf!  I truly feel pride when I wear the LPGA logo!

 

What is the best part about the membership for you?

The best part of the membership for me is the education we receive as we get certified plus the continual education we get to stay certified. Also, I appreciate the faith my students have in me knowing I was professionally certified by the LPGA!

 

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

You can never go wrong with the education you will be receiving from the LPGA!  It will make you a better instructor, coach, club professional, and person!  Also, you will be joining a group of amazing women who are making a big difference in the world of golf!

 

What do you love most about the game of golf?

What I love most about the game of golf is that this sport can be played by a whole family!  It gave me so many wonderful memories of family vacations spent on the golf course!

 

Words of Wisdom:

Being a member of the LPGA opened doors for me in my profession that would not have been opened without it!  I am very thankful for all those that came before me that made this organization such an outstanding opportunity for Women!