A Message from Your Midwest Section President

Hello Everyone!
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I hope this finds you well and that you have had a productive and prosperous golf season thus far this year.

As we head into fall, I wanted to remind you of two great opportunities coming up to be able to connect with fellow T&CP members. Not only will you be able to catch up with friends, but also play some golf, learn new things to help elevate you within our profession, and also earn some additional CUs in the process.

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Rita Reasons Receives Goldie Bateson Service Award

Rita Reasons HeadshotGoldie Bateson was an active member of the LPGA and the first President of the Midwest Section. She was one of the original T&CP members who helped to provide the structure for our organization by developing the Constitution and By-Laws, the testing of teachers, establishing the different sections, and everything else to get the T&CP started.

The Goldie Bateson Service Award was established in 1992 in recognition of the unlimited and outstanding service, time and dedication demonstrated by Goldie Bateson to the LPGA Midwest Section, the LPGA, and the game of golf.

“Rita has done all this and more as a very involved LPGA T&CP Member who has given six years of service as the Midwest Section President,” said LPGA T&CP National President Deb Vangellow. “She gave freely of her time, talents, and expertise to the Midwest Section and to the entire organization as a valuable member of the Executive Committee. Thank you and congratulations to Rita Reasons!”

Rita Reasons has been selected as the recipient of the 2016 Goldie Bateson Award.

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April Update from MW Section President, Rita Reasons

Welcome to the new format for our Midwest Section News!Rita Reasons Headshot

This platform not only provides the opportunity to relay up-to-date news to the members of the T&CP, but it also allows us to highlight member achievements, share Best Practices, and expand the brand of the T&CP through the use of social media.

I encourage you to be involved by submitting articles, sharing ideas, and taking advantage of this new opportunity!

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Letter from the Midwest Section President – Rita Reasons

Rita Reasons HeadshotHello Midwest Section Members!

I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all of the Midwest Section “Of the Year” award winners. We have many outstanding professionals in our section who have distinguished themselves in their role as a golf professional not only within the T&CP but in the golf industry as well.

It seems as though every year the bar is set just a little higher, and this year is no exception. The quality of work of these individuals is exceptional.

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Did You Know? – Rita Reasons

Rita Reasons HeadshotDid You Know that Rita Reasons, the Midwest Section President…..

  • Graduated from college with a degree in Music Performance
  • Performed with the Nashville Symphony in the early 1980s
  • Prior to becoming a golf professional, had a successful career in banking
  • Experienced golf for the first time ever as a caddy for her brother, Gaylon
  • Didn’t actually start playing golf until after college
  • Had her first golf lesson with Nancy Quarcelino
  • Knew she was hooked on golf after working as a volunteer for the LPGA Sara Lee Classic
  • Enjoys vacationing either in the mountains, near the ocean, or in the desert
  • Loves working in her yard as well as doing landscaping
  • Acknowledges that being “Organized” is an understatement
  • Is one of the most competitive people you will ever meet

Letter from the Midwest Section President – Rita Reasons

Rita Reasons HeadshotHope this finds you all well and having a successful and productive golf season!

It seems like just yesterday we were waiting for all the snow and ice to melt so we could begin our golf season in the Midwest. Now with a 104-110 degree heat index, a little cool weather doesn’t sound so bad. Such is the life of golf professionals!

By now you should have all received your new T&CP bag tags displaying our new logo and also seen the new PSA on television promoting our teaching expertise and certified instructors.

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Letter from the Midwest President – Rita Reasons

Rita Reasons HeadshotWelcome to the new format for Section Newsletters!

This concept is designed for each Section to report our own Section news, but at the same time to allow all members to see what is going on in each of the other Sections across the country! It also provides the opportunity to get to know other Section members and obtain ideas for possible events in the Midwest Section.

This newsletter is your voice to the MW Section. If you have a great success story, a new teaching tip or idea, this is the place to share it! Newsletters will be published once each quarter. Please contact MW Secretary Martha Mallott with your newsletter content.

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