2017 Annual PGA Show in Orlando

pga-show-1The Annual PGA Show in January is always a crowd pleaser for golf professionals and manufacturers around the world. Attendees meet in Orlando, Florida to shop the latest equipment, apparel and everything golf. They are there too to have fun and to schmooze with golfers from everywhere you can imagine.

The event also provides a venue  for professionals to attend golf and teaching workshops as well as award ceremonies.

Two of our northeast section officers have written a message to share with you after attending the PGA Show this year. Continue reading

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2016 NE Section Teacher of the Year: Debbie O’Connell Best Practice

Best Practices By Debbie O’Connell
LPGA NE Section Teacher of the Year

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The manner in which LPGA Professionals positively impact our students varies greatly. One student may be very competitive and striving to win the club championship, while another has a goal to not feel embarrassed on the golf course. Some students just crave the motivation, inspiration and confidence they gain from time with an LPGA instructor.

One day I asked a new student her goals and she replied, “To hit my 7-iron. I cannot hit my 7-iron!”

I replied with, “You mean you want to learn how to hit your 7-iron even better?”

She asked, “Is that Golf Positive stuff?”

I smiled and said, “Yes!”

I listen carefully to the words of my students as they explain their game and their goals. Negative words, thoughts, and beliefs get in the way of a student’s path to reaching his or her full potential. Continue reading

2016 Section Of The Year Award Winners

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Septamber 22, 2016 – 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 2016 LPGA T&CP Section Award winners are as follows:

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