Letter from the Western Section President – Malia Folquet

Malia FolquetAs the end of year inches closer, want to remind everyone of upcoming events and our successes this year. We just had a fabulous seminar hosted by Alison Curdt at Wood Ranch Golf Club. Our own Marge Chamberlain, LPGA Member and financial advisor for Edward Jones. We learned about investing, mutual funds, retirement options and how to manage our money. As businesswomen, these are very important components for our lives and I encourage all of you to learn more. Marge has agreed to do more seminars and I hope to book her again because she was truly awesome.

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Letter from the Western Section President – Malia Folquet

Malia FolquetWhat does the LPGA mean to me?

I think of fun. Inspiring. Women helping women grow.

As a member, I look forward to participating in all the LPGA has to offer.

To me

L – is for learning and leadership.

P – is for participation, passion, and playing.

G – is for giving, growth, and gratitude.

A – is for approachability and appreciation.

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In the News – Malia Folquet

Malia Folquet ArticleMalia Folquet knows better than most people how few women reach the position of head golf professional or director of golf in the male-dominated business side of golf. That’s why her latest honor means so much to her.

“I’ve been here as a club professional for 23 years,” said Folquet, the director of golf at Palm Valley Country Club in Palm Desert and the winner this year of the Professional of the Year award from the LPGA Teaching and Club Professional division. “This is the biggest honor a club pro can win through the LPGA. It is my biggest honor.”

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Letter from the Western Section President – Malia Folquet

Malia FolquetHello Western Section.  I hope everyone is having a fun and successful season.

We had our first ever conference call inviting all of our members who would like to chime in and give us your feedback as well as your ideas to make our section the best it can be.  From this call we received some great comments and ideas for fun events that include golf and education all rolled into one.  More information to come but thank Kathy O’kelly for heading up this event.  We also received great feedback to bring more benefits for our members and better ways to communicate.

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Tombs, Folquet, Post, and Ball Receive 2014 LPGA Teaching and Club Professionals National Awards

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., September 17, 2014 – The Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Teaching and Club Professional (T&CP) membership has selected the following members for national recognition as a result of their achievements:  Tina Tombs, Arizona Biltmore Golf Club, Phoenix, Ariz., Teacher of the Year;  Malia Folquet, Palm Valley Country Club, Palm Desert, Calif., Professional of the Year; Patty Post, University of Delaware, Newark, Del., Coach of the Year; and Louise Ball, Tennessee Golf Academy, Knoxville, Tenn., Junior Golf Leadership award.

The national award winners were selected by the LPGA T&CP membership’s Executive Committee from the pool of sectional award winners voted on by the members of the five regional sections: Central, Midwest, Northeast, Southeast and Western.
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