Member Spotlight: Debby King

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Name:  

“Debby King”

Current position/work:  

“Co-Owner/The Kingdom of Golf Experience School”

LPGA Member since:

 “1995”

What does your day look like?

“My days are quite different now. I used to operate a 9-hole golf course for the city for the past 10 years. My last day at that job was December 31st. Now I am operating my golf school full time, even though it has been in existence for 5 years.  It  was basically dormant as my job as Head Professional & General Manager at the golf course took precedence. I have to humbly say my golf school is probably the most unique golf school ever! It is located on the bottom floor of my home. Each day has been different so far in 2018: Mondays are usually filled with a local tournament or pro-am, Tuesdays are attending to marketing and social media; Wednesdays & Thursdays will be teaching private and small group lessons for my golf school and Fridays & Saturdays I have partnered with a local public golf course in which to teach my larger group lessons, PGA Junior League, LPGA*USGA Girls Golf and other programs of that nature; and Sundays are usually my day off.”

Who was your idol growing up?

“I never really had an idol. I had many influential people throughout my life who I admired along the way. I have been very blessed with the many people golf has introduced me to.”

What are you obsessed with right now?

“Building a golf simulator for my golf school.”

What do you wish you would have known 10 years ago?

“How literally almost everything works out for the best, so quit worrying!!!”

What was the last time you tried something new?

“5 years ago my business partner and I designed and built a home business golf school from the ground up. We are on a 1/4 acre piece of land. We live upstairs and the golf school is downstairs which includes 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, wet bar and a living area and a golf studio. Our backyard has a 1,500 sq.ft. putting green, 3 target greens and a bunker. The studio is equipped with work-out equipment, pro-shop merchandise and soon to have its own golf simulator. This adventure was built with finances and love acquired from family members we lost to cancer. It is a true memorial to them.”

What books would you say have had the biggest influence in your life? What book have you gifted the most?

“Most recently I have enjoyed “The Impact Zone” by Bobby Clampett and “Be a Player” by Lynn Marriott and Pia Nilson. Other books I enjoyed which are more philosophical would be “Days of Awe and Wonder” by Marcus Borg and “You Gotta Keep Dancing” by Tim Hansel. The book I have gifted the most would be “Golf is Not a Game of Perfect” by Dr. Bob Rotella.”

What do you most want to be known for?

“Fun-loving, generous and a great golf instructor!”

What’s next for you?

“To be more involved in charitable organizations. An organization close to my heart is St. Vincent’s Home for homeless teenage girls.”

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Letter from the Western Section Vice President – Debby King

debby kingThis summer our Pacific Northwest PGA decided to give out grants to golf courses to help with Player Development. Each course was sent applications to fill out and then a committee voted on who should receive these limited amounts of grants. One grant was for “Player Development” and the other grant was for “Youth Player Development”. I filled out both applications and our golf course was awarded both grants! The Player Development grant I used to purchase the Family Tees and the Youth Grant I used to purchase some SNAG equipment. I was hoping this would help increase our women and junior rounds at Laurelwood.

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Letter from the Western Section Vice President – Debby King

debby kingAs always, anyone looking to host a seminar or webinar please feel free to contact me for the Northwest and Alison Curdt for the Southwest! We are always looking for Education and Meet-n-Greet opportunities!

I am very excited to host a seminar at my golf course! August 3, 2015 from 8:30am – 11:30am. The cost is $40 for LPGA members & $50 for non-members. Make checks payable to: LPGA Western Section and mail them to: 2735 Emerald Street, Eugene, OR 97403

I hope ya’ll can make it!