Where do you live:
Summer – Cape Cod, MA Winter- North Fort Myers, FL
Where do you work & what you do:
Summer – Woods Hole Golf Club, Falmouth, MA: Assistant Golf Professional/Director of Instruction. Winter – Fiddlesticks CC, Fort Myers and The Club at Grandezza, Estero, FL: Independent Contractor Golf Instructor
How long have you been an LPGA member?
How was the process of becoming a member for you?
It was spectacular! I took in all I could. I had great mentors guiding me through the process, got involved in everything that was available and that I had the time to participate in.
What does it mean to be an LPGA member to you?
It is about the relationships that you develop within the industry. I think I know someone in just about every state in this country through being a member of the LPGA. I still stay in contact with so many people from east to west, north to south.
What is the best part about the membership for you?
The best part is the true friendships that I have developed with other members. People who work hard and share their experiences, good and bad, and do all they can to help others be successful.
What advice would you give someone just starting the program or thinking about starting?
My advice would be to get involved in any way that you can. Attend seminars, conferences, workshops, meet & greets, whatever you can. To just be a member and not take advantage of getting to know other members doesn’t do you any good, nor does it do anything for the Association. Step up and host an event of some kind. Add value and you will get value.
What do you love most about the game of golf?
I love everything about the game. I love that it is not just a game but a culture, a lifestyle. The places it has taken me and the people it has allowed me to meet.
I have had the privilege to experience so many things that have had the connection to golf. I have hosted a radio show, caddied in a PGA tournament, worked at public, semi-private, private, and resort facilities. I have even owned my own driving range/family fun center. I’ve met legends of the game, celebrities, and people who have had amazing lives. Golf has provided me with a good life in many beautiful locations, and created many lifelong friendships, which I treasure more than anything.