LPGA Foundation Establishes Marge Burns Education Grant

LPGA Foundation Establishes Marge Burns Education Grant for LPGA Teaching and Club Professionals

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., July 7, 2010 - The LPGA Foundation today announced the Marge Burns Education Grant for LPGA Teaching and Club Professional (T&CP) members to assist with the expenses of attending LPGA education programs. Established with a bequest from the late Marge Burns, the grant recognizes the importance of LPGA Certification and Continuing Education.

"The Marge Burns Education Grant for LPGA Teaching and Club Professionals reflects Marge's passion for golf and her love of teaching," said Dana Rader, LPGA T&CP National President. "Right up until her passing, she would share ideas and discuss ways to take advantage of lifelong educational opportunities."

A native of North Carolina, Burns graduated from the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina in 1946. Her first love was always golf, and she went on to achieve an unprecedented record of ten North Carolina State Amateur titles. A dedicated teaching professional, Burns served as president of the Southeast Section, was a National Evaluator, selected as National Teacher of the Year in 1976, and attained her Master Professional status in 1994. In 2004, she was awarded the Ellen Griffin Rolex Award, the LPGA's most prestigious teaching award.

The LPGA Foundation will administer the Marge Burns Education Grants and will award up to ten (10) grants to LPGA T&CP Apprentice or Class B members for National Education Programs, and up to ten (10) grants annually to Class A members for LPGA approved Continuing Education Programs. Applicants for the grants must be an LPGA T&CP member "in good standing", demonstrate financial need, complete an application form and submit a letter describing how this will benefit them both personally and professionally.
"This is so like Marge to think about helping others," commented Dana Rader. "All her life she helped lead her students and her fellow professionals down the right path, and she did so with her heart and her soul."  

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