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


Member Profile – Lynne Hunter

Lynne Hunter Pic (1)Lynne Hunter is the Head Professional at Kenwood Country Club in Bethesda, MD. Lynne was elected to membership in the LPGA T&CP and PGA of America in 2007 and is one of only a handful of female Head Golf Professionals in the Middle Atlantic area.

How did you get into golf?

My parents joined a country club and signed me up for the junior golf program when I was 12. I’ll admit it, I didn’t love the game at first. Thank goodness I had a friend in the program with me, and we played together and went to the pool after golf each week. By the time she moved away, I had gotten hooked on the game and was competing with the boys. I guess it stuck with me after that.

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