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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Letter from the Western Section Secretary – Mary Ritchie

MaryRitchieIt has been a great pleasure being your Western Section Secretary this term. I’ve enjoyed keeping you informed on what has been occurring in our section and I’ve also Ioved highlighting the accomplishments of our members.  It is time for me to turn the reins over to another volunteer, as I need to focus more attention on my teams. As of mid-August, I have been the Interim Men’s Golf Coach as well as the Head Women’s Coach at UC Riverside, and I’ve never in my life been so sleep deprived nor as fulfilled professionally.

I hope each of you will deeply consider what your membership in the LPGA T&CP means to you and what you can do to make our organization better.

Wishing you all many birdies and pars!

– Mary Ritchie

Letter from the Western Section Secretary – Mary Ritchie

MaryRitchieHope you are all enjoying a wonderful summer full of fantastic learning opportunities as well as some rest and relaxation. I am grateful to those of you who submitted articles for our newsletter this quarter. I know we all love learning about one another, and I invite all of you to share freely and often. I’d love to send more frequent news blasts with rich content. Feel free to tell us what is happening in your world! Please email me with your thoughts and ideas!

Letter from the Western Section Secretary – Mary Ritchie

MaryRitchieHello Western Section!

I’m Mary Ritchie, Head Women’s Golf Coach at UC Riverside  and Secretary of the Western Section. I’m at your service for all things related to information, communication and social media. I’m addicted to technology of all sorts and am eager to share information about anything and everything – including what is happening in your part of our section. I urge you to come out of hiding and share your story with our colleagues. Tell us what you are doing and also what you are thinking will make our organization even better. Your officers are listening deeply and we are invested in staying cutting edge in our industry. We need you: your energy, your thoughts and your participation in all the LPGA T&CP has to offer. Please let me know how I can personally assist you; I’m always happy to lend a hand and an ear.

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