Name: Charlaine Hirst
Where do you live?
Where do you work & what do you do?
Independent Teaching Professional hosted by the Country Club of Whispering Pines since 2009.
How long have you been an LPGA member?
Joined in 2005
How was the process of becoming a member for you?
The process was easy. A few calls to LPGA HQ and getting paperwork completed to begin the Apprentice stage of the journey. I was assigned a mentor that was a point of contact throughout my process and that helped with answering the questions I had. The NEP I instructors were fabulous and such great role models for a new member: Vicki Phillips, Jane Frost, Kathy Gook, Karen Stellick, Debbie Crews and Deb Vangellow.
What does it mean to be an LPGA member to you?
Being an LPGA member is empowering. To be surrounded by such an amazing group of strong women and learn from them is such an honor. It is a strong organization that continues to strive to be better, grow and learn in their goal to empower all of us.
What is the best part about the membership for you?
I really enjoy the tournament opportunities every year. It is great to be able to stay competitive. The educational opportunities are always strong and I look forward to the Summit every other year. Learning and education within the organization is so much fun.
What advice would you give someone just starting the program or thinking about starting?
You will love every minute of the journey. You will be learning from the best and most unselfish group of women. If you need anything there is always someone to talk to and point you in the right direction. The experience is life changing and will be a great way to move forward in the career of golf.