Women in Golf Wednesday – Greta Anderson

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Name

Greta Anderson

Where you live

Atlanta, GA

Where you work & what you do?

I do a lot of things!  In addition to my work as an LPGA Teaching Professional, I also keep busy as a business builder, strategist, and educator (feel free to learn more about all of that at www.DrGretaAnderson.com)!  I’m also the co-owner of BreatheWear, Inc. – a company that designs and distributes products that support sleep disorders.

In my life as an LPGA teaching professional, I serve as the co-site director for Girls Golf @ SheSteams in Henry County, GA, which is just south of Atlanta.  We’ve had an exciting summer program, and are looking forward to expanding our fall programming.

Additionally, I provide instruction individual and small group programming for adults through an innovative partnership I’ve established with a private club here in Atlanta.  We’ve found that this relationship allows each party to achieve their respective goals with greater flexibility, quality, and success.

How long have you been an LPGA member?

Since 2014

How was the process of becoming a member for you?

The process was very informative, interesting and fun for me.  I just LOVE to learn, so I really enjoyed the process.  It was amazing to see for myself how research-focused and evidence-based the LPGA’s approach to instruction really is.  So, I’d have to say that the process was also quite affirming!

What does it mean to be an LPGA member to you?

I’m SO very proud to be a member of the LPGA!!  This distinction really does have value and meaning in so many ways, and it is a privilege to have earned membership.  It motivates me to keep working to become better and better as a teacher, and as a person in general.

What is the best part about the membership for you?

I’m really enjoying the camaraderie; most every colleague I’ve met is positive, encouraging and so helpful.  It’s always great to be in an environment that fosters growth and continuous development.

What advice would you give someone just starting the program or thinking about starting?

Before starting the program, I’d encourage the person to really examine their goals to ensure that this credential is a good fit.  That is, if you’re not focused on becoming a great instructor (that is, you’re more focused on another niche within the golf industry), take the time to more fully review and understand the TEP program.

Going into the program, it’s important to remember that a substantial commitment of resources (time, financial, mental) will be required to successfully navigate this program.  So like anything else in life – go in with your eyes wide open!

Meet Connie Cramer Caouette

Meet Connie Cramer Caouette – By Kristie Fowler & Connie Cramer Caouette

As an LPGA Member for over 30 years, Connie Cramer Caouette has worked long and hard in one of the most beautiful parts of the country, Montana! Although time has gone by like the blink of an eye, she has so many vivid memories and shares with us a few of those moments. Not only has she learned to manage two 18-hole golf facilities…. staffing, teaching, budgeting….she has also had the challenge of learning to manage the “Wildlife” as nature meets the golfing public. Ladies, please meet Connie Cramer Caouette.

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LPGA National Junior Golf Leader: Stacy Miller-Arndt Member Profile

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Stacy Miller-Arndt, LPGA Junior Golf Director Congressional Country Club, Bethesda, MD

How did you get into golf?

I grew up in Lewisville, Texas and began playing golf at the age of seven with my family. My father, Chuck was my main instructor. I grew up in a family of elite golfers including my father, Chuck, mother, Diane and brother, Clay. I grew up in a small junior golf program at Denton Country Club in Denton, Texas. I started competing on a national level at age 12. I knew golf was my passion when I played in my first national tournament at age 12 at Lakeway Country Club in Austin, Texas. I qualified for the match play and won my first match against an eighteen year old going to play college golf the next year.

What are some highlights/accomplishments that you have had in your career?

My biggest accomplishments are my former junior golfers who are now continuing to play golf in amateur tournaments and have become junior members at Congressional. Many ofne-stacy-jr my juniors have found that golf does not stop after junior golf but can continue to enjoy the game. I have found that helping my juniors’ find their different passions in life and seeing them succeed has been a huge highlight.

How did you become interested in coaching junior golf?

I became interested in coaching juniors the summer of my junior year at Oklahoma State University. I worked with the North Texas PGA Junior Tour with Barry Rodenhaver. I enjoyed helping with the clinics and running tournaments. Barry was a great mentor that help me come out of shy shell and be more confident in myself. I knew that I wanted to teach juniors and make an impact on the game of golf.

What is your game to play with your junior golfers?

A new game that I play with my young girls age 8 and under is called “Girl Power Middle Name”. Each girl chose a new middle name that represented the girls’ spirit. The names ranged from Brave, Power, Amazing, Super, Unstoppable and Fast. The girls wrote their name on their golf balls to remind them of their Girl Power middle names. This quick game was a great way to remind the girls about their amazing abilities as a girl.

What are some for your hobbies/interests besides golf?

I enjoyed spending time with my family and watching my sons, Gustave (10) and Hunter (7) play sports and participate in Cub Scout activities. I love photography and scrapbooking.

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2016 NE Section Coach of the Year: Member Profile Molly Braid

Northeast Section Member Molly Braid is the Head Women’s Golf Coach at Ithaca College in Ithaca, NY.

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How did you get into golf?

I participated in summer camps with my siblings and cousins when I was very young and really enjoyed my experience at our local country club, so when I had some friends encourage me to try golf in High School I didn’t hesitate. From there, what really got me hooked was playing with my father and his friends on the weekends. My father is one of the best playing partners in the world, I can’t help but have fun and enjoy myself on the golf course when I am with him.

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