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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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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Junior Golf – Stacy Miller-Arndt

Stacy Miller Arndt PicStacy Miller-Arndt is the Junior Golf Director at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, MD.  Stacy was named a Top 50 US Kids Instructor from 2004 through 2008; in 2009 she became a US Kids Master Kids Teacher and is currently a US Kids Golf Certified Coach.

Over the last ten years, Congressional Country Club has experienced a significant growth in junior golf. Each year, our base group has experienced a substantial growth with new juniors.  Our junior golf program continually exceeds 250 juniors each year.  We offer clinics, camps, coaching series, PGA Junior League teams, interclub teams, and a tournament program. Our challenge is how to keep our teenagers connected to the game while competing with other sports and activities.

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