Women in Golf Wednesday!

Name:

Carole Clark

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?

Since 1999

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.

Additional Information:

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.

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Letter from the Vice President – Carole Clark

Hello, from Cape Cod!  What a beautiful summer we are having here.  I hope you all are busy if you are in the areas of our section that are in the peak of the season.  If not, I hope you are taking time to rest up for the start of your busy season.

Our section has had several members that have worked their way through the process of becoming an apprentice, a Class B, or a Class A.  Although a good bit of the process is now online, the dedication to completing all of the components is still challenging, especially when coupled with jobs and family.  Congratulations to all those who have accomplished “the next level” in their career this year.

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Technology — Carole Clark

I have just returned from PHX, completing the first ever Opti International Certification with Dr. Debbie Crews. As you know, Dr. Debbie has researched every part of the brain and it’s function during the performance of the golf swing, particularly putting, for the past 30 years.

The product and applications for the Opti Brain and Opti Train technology within Opti Golf are endless. “Labs” with your clients can be conducted indoors or outdoors. A great “rainy day” revenue generator.

Watch the Newsletter from HQ for future Certification sessions. If you would like more information about the product and applications, please contact me at anytime at caroleclark81@gmail.com.

Finally, the local Meet & Greets have been well received. Please let me know if you would like to conduct them in your area. No special skills necessary, just a desire to connect.

Happy Easter, happy Spring and I hope to connect with you all soon!

Letter from the Southeast Section Vice President — Carole Clark

Ahhhhh…..the seasons are changing! Some in our section see that as a coming of relief, rest and relaxation after a very unpredictable winter in Florida. Others are on the brink of a new season, with new programs, new positions, new goals and new dreams. Whichever describes you and your situation, we hope that you will include participation in LPGA T&CP activities as a part of your plans for this coming season.

Our calendar of events includes local, regional and national activities to participate in all throughout the summer months. Local Lunch & Learns and Meet & Greets will be blossoming all over the Southeast Section as your section officers will be reaching out to you to have you host an event in your area.

If you have areas of interest relating to programs or activities offered in our section, please make one of your officers aware and we will do all we can to get you involved and make whatever you do a success.

If you are looking for a real value in personal growth, consider joining a local Toastmasters club, where you will get plenty of practice speaking, evaluating and leading in a non-threatening, learning environment. There are clubs available all over the world.

Looking forward to connecting with all of you at something LPGA this season.

Happy Easter…happy spring!
Carole Clark
SE Section Vice President

Did You Know?

Did you know…that Dr. Debbie Crews is holding Opti International Certification seminars for LPGA T&CP members to be on the cutting edge of this new technology with many applications for Optimal Performance in and outside of golf? For more information in the SE Section, contact Carole Clark, Opti International Certified Professional.

Other certified professionals are Vicki Phillips, NE Section, Kathy Murphy, NE Section, Andree Martin, Western Section, Val Patrick, Western Section, Kristin Sunderhaft, Central Section.

 

Did you know… that SE Section Vice President, Carole Clark, made the Dean’s List with a 4.0 GPA her first semester after returning to college full time after a 25 year hiatis? It is NEVER too late to pursue your dreams and achieve new things. Carole anticipates graduating in December with a Bachelors degree in Management from Hodges University’s Johnson School of Business in Fort Myers, FL.

 

Did you know…that Peggy Kirk Bell used to fly her own plane to tournaments?

 

Letter from the Vice President

It’s an exciting time in the SE Section! Seasons are changing, our members who have infiltrated the South for the season will soon be preceeding the mass exodus of their students/members to their northern destinations.

We’ve had an unusual winter here in SWFL, with much rain and cooler than normal temps. That is always a challenge for our members who rely on the sunshine for their revenues.

I have just returned from PHX, completing the first ever Opti International Certification with Dr. Debbie Crews. As you know, Dr. Debbie has researched every part of the brain and it’s function during the performance of the golf swing, particularly putting, for the past 30 years.

The product and applications for the Opti Brain and Opti Train technology within Opti Golf are endless. “Labs” with your clients can be conducted indoors or outdoors. A great “rainy day” revenue generator.

Watch the Newsletter from HQ for future Certification sessions. If you would like more information about the product and applications, please contact me at anytime at caroleclark81@gmail.com.

Finally, the local Meet & Greets have been well received. Please let me know if you would like to conduct them in your area. No special skills necessary, just a desire to connect.

Happy Easter, happy Spring and I hope to connect with you all soon!

Carole Clark
LPGA Class A
Teaching Professional

Letter from the Southeast Section Vice President – Carole Clark

Clark_CaroleFall is in the air!

For many that means transitioning to the south for the winter to escape the cold.  Having spent my first full summer in Florida, I am looking forward to cooler temperatures and some dryer weather.

My mission this year as your Southeast Section Vice President is to fully engage every member who would like to involve themselves, whether locally, regionally or nationally.

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