What is the Phoenix Award?

Tina 1Each year, in and around the Phoenix area, the Phoenix Award Program chooses only the best local businesses.  They focus on companies that have demonstrated their ability to use various marketing methods to grow their business in spite of difficult economic times. The companies chosen exemplify the best of small business, often leading through customer service and community involvement.

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Letter from the Central Section Treasurer – Tina Tombs

tina tombsSummer is coming to an end and some of us will soon experience an abundance of cold winter weather.  Others will finally cool down, to where it’s tolerable and our seasons will get into full swing!  All and all, I hope you had a beautiful summer enjoying long days with family and friends.  Hopefully you enjoyed your time on the course, cultivating new relationships and opportunities as you build your brand.

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Junior Golf – Tina Tombs

Tina Tombs in Phoenix, Arizona just finished 2 very successful junior golf camps.  A BIG thank you goes out to PING and SNAG Golf for the equipment and teaching tools.  The kids played games like tic-tac-toe putting and tossing balls to introduce the fundamentals and mental strategies of the game.  They also have a smiley face on the club and an arrow to show the way the club sits on the ground before taking the grip.  Also for visualization on a solid contact, and then the smiley face smiles back at them.  The kids loved it!  New golfers are on the rise!  Get your junior golfers out playing some golf and Grow the Game with the “Little Linksters”.  Keep them smiling, Tina!

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Letter from the Central Section Treasurer

Tina TombsHi Central Section Members!!

How is your summer starting out?  Hope you are staying cool, calm and collected!  I am on the LPGA Tournament Committee and we are putting together a lot of strategies and ideas for future tournaments.  If anyone has any thoughts or suggestions please send them my way.  I am excited for the rest of the summer.  Here’s some of what is going on in our Section and Nationally:

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Letter from the Treasurer – Tina Tombs

Hi Central Section Members!

I hope you have all had a very safe and very busy Spring!  Activities here in Arizona have been plentiful!  All of our LPGA tours were in Phoenix in March.  We had the Symetra Tour at Longbow in Mesa. Followed by that we had the Women’s LPGA Senior Tour in competing in Sun City West at the Walgreens Championship. We capped off our month with The LPGA’s superstars of today playing at Wildfire Golf Club in Scottsdale.  During the LPGA event we had multiple events going on including two Meet and Greets that were very successful.  We had the very first ever LPGA/USGA Girls Rock Golf Clinic. The Clinic was on Sunday preceding the tournament and was titled “Girls on The Run and First Swing Golf Clinic”. All the girls ran a mile first and then most swung a club for the very first time.  Thank you to Amy Fruhwirth, Anne Marie Palli, Lisa Grimes, Sandy LaBauve, Sue WiegerPam Wright, and Courtney Mahon for making it such a great success. All the kids loved it and two of the girls started taking lessons after the clinic.  Grow the Game!

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Tombs, Folquet, Post, and Ball Receive 2014 LPGA Teaching and Club Professionals National Awards

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., September 17, 2014 – The Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Teaching and Club Professional (T&CP) membership has selected the following members for national recognition as a result of their achievements:  Tina Tombs, Arizona Biltmore Golf Club, Phoenix, Ariz., Teacher of the Year;  Malia Folquet, Palm Valley Country Club, Palm Desert, Calif., Professional of the Year; Patty Post, University of Delaware, Newark, Del., Coach of the Year; and Louise Ball, Tennessee Golf Academy, Knoxville, Tenn., Junior Golf Leadership award.

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