Barnard, Cobick, Miller-Arndt, and Ritchie Receive 2016 LPGA Teaching and Club Professionals National Awards

Daytona Beach, Fla., October 13, 2016—The Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Teaching and Club Professionals (T&CP) membership has selected the following members for national recognition as a result of their achievements: Marvol Barnard, Haven Golf Course, Green Valley, Arizona, Teacher of the Year; Mary-Lee Cobick, Golf Professional Services, Inc., West Palm Beach, Florida, Professional of the Year; Stacy Miller-Arndt, Congressional Country Club, Bethesda, Maryland, Junior Golf Leadership of the Year; and Mary Ritchie, UC Riverside, Riverside, California Coach of the Year.

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

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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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Marvol Barnard – Drills That WORK!!

53035_1715756731658_619411_oI am VERY excited to facilitate the Drills That Work session at the Las Vegas Conference.

Here’s how it will go:

  • All conference registrants will be asked to submit your three favorite drills to our Vegas committee.
  • 8 drills will be selected to be presented during this session of the seminar
  • You and your drill—why it works and what it’s used for—will be front and center and up on stage!

The best part?  All attendees will go home with a complete toolbox of every drill submitted. Fresh, new, and innovative drills that work!


Register for the Las Vegas Conference Here>>

A Woman’s Game: Teaching Pro Targets Untapped Market

Originally published by Green Valley News ( on May 15, 2016. Written by Christopher Boan.

Photo by Christopher Boan

It’s a toasty Friday in April on the sun-baked grounds of Haven Golf Course in Green Valley, where a small group of women will soon discover a love for golf — at least if their teacher has anything to say about it.

She’s longtime Haven teaching pro Marvol Barnard, whose influence and reputation reach across the nation. But who’s most at home right here.

Barnard, 57, guides the women through each shot in meticulous detail, ensuring they’ll catch the same bug she did two decades ago when she learned the game on the same grounds.

Founders Cup Meet and Greet

By Marvol Barnard, Central Section President

A wonderful time was had by all at the Central Section Meet and Greet held recently during the LPGA Tour Founders Cup in Phoenix, Arizona.  Members from Florida, Arizona, and California met in the Pioneer Pavilion to enjoy drinks and appetizers while networking and visiting with one another.  We were honored to have LPGA Founder and Western Section T&CP member Shirley Spork join us during the event, and share information about her upcoming  charity Pro-Am in California at Palm Valley Country Club.  Other members present were Peggy Gustafson, Sue Wieger, Lynn Marriott, Pia Nillson, Gwen Checho, Kiernan Schindler, Ashley Moss, Marvol Barnard, Le Ann Finger, and other members from several sections around the country.

A surprise special guest was noted teacher Mike Malaska, who dropped by to say hello and share ideas with our members.  All told, we had about 15 LPGA members in attendance, and a great time was had by all!

Letter form the Central Section President – Marvol Barnard

53035_1715756731658_619411_oHello Central Section Friends!

I would like to congratulate our “Of the Year” award recipients for 2015. Teacher of the Year: Sue Wieger; Professional of the Year: Kristie Fowler; Coach of the Year: Kimberly Self; and Junior Golf Leader of the Year: Sally Krystyn. You are all outstanding golf professionals, and I know I speak for our entire Section when I say congratulations, and well done! I also congratulate all the nominees for these prestigious awards. The golf professionals in our organization work hard, care deeply, and create wonderfully, and you are all to be applauded for all that you do for our association and for our industry.

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