Lynn Stellman to be Inducted into the LPGA Teaching & Club Professionals Hall of Fame

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 Stellman and fellow teaching professional Jane Frost represent the Hall of Fame class of 2018

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Nov. 21, 2018 – Lynn Stellman, a long-time member of the LPGA Teaching & Club Professionals (T&CP) who was ranked in Golf Digest’s inaugural 50 Best Women Teachers in America in 2010, has been elevated into elite company as a 2018 inductee to the LPGA T&CP Hall of Fame.

Stellman, who was employed by Martin County Golf & Country Club in Stuart, Florida for 32 years after joining the club in 1979, joins fellow LPGA T&CP member Jane Frost in this year’s Hall of Fame class. They will both be inducted at the 2019 LPGA Teaching and Coaching Summit, at a time and place yet to be determined.

The T&CP Hall of Fame, established in 2000, is the highest honor given to teaching and club professional members for extraordinary membership service and leadership while contributing to the game of golf and the golf industry.

“Great women, great careers and the ability to look past what’s ‘good enough’ and focus on making everything ‘better than it has to be’ – that is the spirit behind the LPGA T&CP Hall of Fame,” said Stellman, who has held several positions within the LPGA T&CP, including serving on its executive committee. “The LPGA T&CP Hall of Fame is known as the association’s most prestigious honor. The LPGA T&CP recognizes individuals who, through their exceptional work and achievements, have made a significant contribution to the Business of Golf and Events Industry and a profound difference in the communities they serve, both locally and internationally.

“Selected from a group of their industry peers, inductees join the prestigious ranks of 28 others inducted into the hall over the past 18 years. Thank you for letting me be part of the LPGA T&CP Hall of Fame. I am truly humbled!”

In 1979, Stellman began her lengthy stint at Martin County Golf & Country Club picking up golf balls on the driving range before moving on to roles as a starter, a ranger and finally as a pro-shop clerk – the perfect place from which to launch her career as a teaching professional. She steadily worked her way up the ranks, first as an assistant professional and then as head professional where she had 72 employees under her direction at the second busiest public golf course in the United States. Stellman eventually became Director of Golf before ending an association of more than three decades with the club as she began to focus her attentions on thinking globally more than on just community.

In 2006, she was a co-founder and CEO of Ladies Links Fore Golf (LL4G), a company that became the official online amateur golf community of the LPGA, designed to offer women golfers instruction, support, and mental and physical strategies to improve their golf games. L4G offered golf programs for female amateurs in the United States, Mexico and Canada, and owned the only golf magazine for women that highlighted the LPGA Tour, travel, information for beginners and merchandise.

Among her various other contributions to the game, Stellman sat on the first committee that developed the LPGA T&CP Hall of Fame and she developed the LPGA T&CP ‘Front Row Experience’ where fans at LPGA Tour events could receive a complimentary 10-minute lesson from a LPGA T&CP member. This program proved to be a highly successful marketing program for LPGA T&CP members while also being an enjoyable activity for golf fans.

“Lynn excels at everything she does,” said 2010 LPGA T&CP Hall of Fame member Patti Benson. “Just read her resume and you will see a golf professional who has furthered her education; hosted events, held fundraisers; owned a business, published a golf radio show and magazine; won many teaching and club professional awards; introduced new concepts and events for the LPGA T&CP, and has given back to the golf industry in a multitude of ways. That is all about business, which, of course, this award is about. But there is more to Lynn than just being a golf professional.

“Lynn is a loving friend to many, and is a sister and an aunt. I’ve watched the love that exudes from Lynn to her family and they back to her. And when you are a friend of Lynn, she will always have your back. She will add a huge amount of credibility to the Hall and represent it with humility and grace.”

The inaugural class of Peggy Kirk Bell, Marilynn Smith, Patty Berg, Shirley Spork, Betty Hicks and Louise Suggs was officially inducted into the LPGA T&CP Hall of Fame on Oct. 25, 2000, at the kickoff dinner for Celebrating Women in Golf – which was held at the World Golf Village as part of that week’s LPGA’s 50th anniversary celebration.

Inductees to the LPGA T&CP Hall of Fame since then have been: Goldie Bateson, Ellen Griffin, Dede Owens and Joanne Winter in 2001; Ann Casey Johnstone in 2004; S. Annette Thompson in 2006; Kerry Graham, Lorraine Klippel, Pat Lange and Penny Zavichas in 2008; Patti Benson, Carol Clark Johnson, Kay McMahon and Jane Read in 2010; Mary Dagraedt, Nell Frewin-Hays and Nancy Quarcelino in 2012; Shirley Englehorn and Donna White in 2014; Dana Rader, Gloria Armstrong and Lynn Marriott in 2016.

About the LPGA T&CP

The LPGA Teaching and Club Professionals (T&CP) membership, founded in 1959 as an outgrowth of the LPGA Tour, boasts the largest membership of women golf professionals in the world. LPGA T&CP members are certified as golf instructors, coaches and business managers through a comprehensive curriculum designed to meet the changing needs of the golfing public.

More than 1,700 strong, LPGA T&CP members are dedicated to the advancement of golf and serve throughout the golf industry as head professionals, assistant professionals, teaching professionals, directors of golf, owners of golf schools and facilities, golf administrators, college and high school coaches and more.

LPGA T&CP members support the LPGA’s various grassroots programs that were created to involve women and youth in golf as well as contribute to the overall growth of the sport. These programs include LPGA-USGA Girls Golf, LPGA Tour Junior Clinics and the LPGA Lesson Zone.

The LPGA is headquartered in Daytona Beach, Fla. For more information, log onto www.lpga.com.

Media Contact

Mark Lamport-Stokes, Director of Public Relations, LPGA

mark.lamport-stokes@lpga.com, +1 386-274-6260

Jane Frost to be Inducted into the LPGA Teaching & Club Professionals Hall of Fame

 

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Frost and fellow teaching professional Lynn Stellman represent the Hall of Fame class of 2018

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Nov. 21, 2018 – Jane Frost, a long-time member of the LPGA Teaching & Club Professionals (T&CP) who has coached LPGA Tour legends such as Jane Blalock, Nancy Lopez, Sandra Haynie and Pat Bradley, has been elevated into elite company as a 2018 inductee to the LPGA T&CP Hall of Fame.

Frost, who earlier this month was honored as the recipient of the 2018 Ellen Griffin Rolex Award, joins fellow LPGA T&CP member Lynn Stellman in this year’s Hall of Fame class. They will both be inducted at the 2019 LPGA Teaching and Coaching Summit, at a time and place yet to be determined.

The T&CP Hall of Fame, established in 2000, is the highest honor given to teaching and club professional members for extraordinary membership service and leadership while contributing to the game of golf and the golf industry.

“I am incredibly honored to receive the Call to the Hall and thank the committee for their belief and support of my contributions to the LPGA T&CP and to the golf industry,” said Frost. “It is validation that I have made a difference along the way and to be recognized by your peers with this high honor is simply astonishing.

“To each member of the LPGA T&CP, thank you for inspiring me throughout the years. I share this recognition with each of you and will continue to challenge myself to be better each and every day. May this inspire all teachers and coaches around the world to make a difference and to strive for excellence in all they do.”

During a 36-year career as a teaching professional, Frost has demonstrated a deep passion for the game of golf and a heartfelt desire to pass along her knowledge and guidance to students and aspiring LPGA T&CP members. She is constantly studying, learning and researching the best ways to coach each person, and her methods and programs have evolved as she combines new research and technology with perceptive and sensitive personal interaction.

Frost has donned several hats as a golf teacher, including assistant professional, teaching professional, director of instruction, director of golf, general manager and head professional. In 2002, she established the Jane Frost Golf School “to better provide a variety of programs for golfers of a wide range of abilities and economic levels” and in 2014 the school transitioned into The Jane Frost Golf Performance Center. One year later, the Center opened a state-of-the-art Golf Studio affectionately called ‘The Barn’ – a direct inspiration from Miss Griffin’s ‘The Farm’.

The Center’s coaches provide club fitting, youth programs, adult new golfer programs and family programs, while the Center has also established a tradition of organizing charitable benefits for organizations such as The Sandwich Food Pantry, Breast Cancer Research, The American Heart Association, Alzheimer’s and Lupus Foundation.

“Jane’s exemplary accomplishments and accolades are well chronicled and undoubtedly speak to her worthiness of an LPGA T&CP Hall of Fame honor,” said LPGA and World Golf Halls of Fame member Pat Bradley. “However, in my opinion, she is an LPGA and golf industry standout because of her unrelenting passion to see more and more people enjoy the experience of playing golf. She combines expert knowledge of the various components that contribute to a golfer’s ability to discover a better game.”

The inaugural class of Peggy Kirk Bell, Marilynn Smith, Patty Berg, Shirley Spork, Betty Hicks and Louise Suggs was officially inducted into the LPGA T&CP Hall of Fame on Oct. 25, 2000, at the kickoff dinner for Celebrating Women in Golf – which was held at the World Golf Village as part of that week’s LPGA’s 50th anniversary celebration.

Inductees to the LPGA T&CP Hall of Fame since then have been: Goldie Bateson, Ellen Griffin, Dede Owens and Joanne Winter in 2001; Ann Casey Johnstone in 2004; S. Annette Thompson in 2006; Kerry Graham, Lorraine Klippel, Pat Lange and Penny Zavichas in 2008; Patti Benson, Carol Clark Johnson, Kay McMahon and Jane Read in 2010; Mary Dagraedt, Nell Frewin-Hays and Nancy Quarcelino in 2012; Shirley Englehorn and Donna White in 2014; Dana Rader, Gloria Armstrong and Lynn Marriott in 2016. 

About the LPGA T&CP

The LPGA Teaching and Club Professionals (T&CP) membership, founded in 1959 as an outgrowth of the LPGA Tour, boasts the largest membership of women golf professionals in the world. LPGA T&CP members are certified as golf instructors, coaches and business managers through a comprehensive curriculum designed to meet the changing needs of the golfing public.

More than 1,700 strong, LPGA T&CP members are dedicated to the advancement of golf and serve throughout the golf industry as head professionals, assistant professionals, teaching professionals, directors of golf, owners of golf schools and facilities, golf administrators, college and high school coaches and more.

LPGA T&CP members support the LPGA’s various grassroots programs that were created to involve women and youth in golf as well as contribute to the overall growth of the sport. These programs include LPGA-USGA Girls Golf, LPGA Tour Junior Clinics and the LPGA Lesson Zone.

The LPGA is headquartered in Daytona Beach, Fla. For more information, log onto www.lpga.com.

Media Contact

Mark Lamport-Stokes, Director of Public Relations, LPGA

mark.lamport-stokes@lpga.com, +1 386-274-6260

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Lynn Marriott has dedicated her career to discovering more about how people learn and spreading that information to others. She truly is the student’s teacher. For the entirety of her professional career, Marriott has known that she wanted to pursue golf instruction professionally. Despite pressure from parents, co-workers, and management to pursue grander ventures, Marriott was determined to follow her heart.

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Gloria Armstrong to be Inducted into the LPGA T&CP Hall of Fame after a Lifetime of Dedication to Teaching and Supporting the Game of Golf

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Gloria Armstrong has always been a teacher, albeit at first an unofficial one. She began on the fledgling LPGA Tour back in its beginnings from 1955-1966, becoming a member of the Teaching Division in 1958. Though she wasn’t a teacher or coach officially, several of her peers described her with the same word: “Unselfish”.

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“Dream Come True” for Dana Rader as She is Inducted into the LPGA T&CP Hall of Fame

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The LPGA Teaching and Club Professional (T&CP) Hall of Fame, established in 2000, is the highest honor given to teaching and club professional members for extraordinary membership service and leadership while contributing to the game of golf and the golf industry.

Dana Rader has built an incredibly successful career in her 36 years of membership with the LPGA T&CP and her involvement in and around the golf industry. Her resilient efforts towards growing the game of golf, teaching prowess, and business achievements have brought her to the pinnacle of her career. It is because of these accomplishments that she is to be inducted into the LPGA Teaching and Club Professionals Hall of Fame.

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