2017 Section Of the Year Awards

Congratulations to our Section Of The Year Award Winners

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Oct 9, 2017 – 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 2017 LPGA T&CP Section Of The Year Award winners are as follows:

Central Section
Teacher – Sandy LaBauve
Professional – Kristie Fowler
Coach – Jessica Steward
Junior Leader – Kristen Samp

International Section
Teacher – Stephanie Yu
Professional – Jiyeun Seo
Junior Leader – Yoshie Koyama

Midwest Section
Teacher – Louise Ball
Professional – Sally Collins
Coach – Therese Hession
Junior Leader – Martha Mallott

Northeast Section
Teacher – Joy Bonhurst
Professional – Lynne Hunter
Coach – Patricia Frohna-Post
Junior Leader – Tarah Miller

Southeast Section
Teacher – Carol Preisinger
Professional – Jane Broderick
Coach – Kelley Hester
Junior Leader – Dona Lerner

Western Section
Teacher – Alison Curdt
Professional – Kim Coleman
Coach – Christie Quinn
Junior Leader – Jennifer Alexander


Letter from the Western Section Treasurer – Christie Quinn

Julie Christie QuinnMany of you ask how we are doing financially. How are the fees spent within our Section?  The Treasurers report is my chance to answer those questions generally. I am available anytime for a phone call or email for personal answers to your concerns.  The state of our Section is positive and flush! We started the year with a surplus in our Sections account. Through this year the officers team has organized planned held several seminars and events. This included the acceptance of monies for registration fees and payment of all expenses at a regional level. That’s right YOUR officers have collectively managed the expenditures on your behalf.  The outcome of this is that we as a Section gets to closely understand the operations of the events. Thus resulting in the Seattle seminar did cost more than participated, however the Oregon seminar broke even. Most recently the seminar in Los Angeles the event yielded a profit! All things considered we are still ahead with a surplus for the year. Please submit any ideas you may have for fund raising and ways for us to celebrate our membership in a cost effective way! I love serving you. Call or Text anytime 508-330-6731.

– Christie Quinn