About the LPGA Teaching and Club Professional Membership
The LPGA Teaching and Club Professional (T&CP) Membership was established in 1959 as an outgrowth of the LPGA Tour membership and has enjoyed an unprecedented rate of growth in recent years. The LPGA boasts the largest membership of women golf professionals in the world. With more than 1,700 members, the LPGA T&CP membership is dedicated to the advancement of golf through teaching, managing golf facilities and coaching.
The LPGA has earned a reputation as the leader in research-based golf education. The LPGA provides its members with section, regional and national programs that further the LPGA's commitment to offering state-of-the-art education in golf teaching methods and techniques.
We offer members seminars and conferences; tournaments with opportunities to win purse money; employment services; online education; junior golf programs and more. LPGA T&CP members also teach and support the LPGA's various grassroots programs that increase the involvement of women and youth in golf, as well as contribute to the overall growth of the sport, including LPGA-USGA Girls Golf, LPGA Tour Junior Clinics, the LPGA Lesson Zone presented by Volvik, LPGA Clinics for Women, Nike Junior Golf Camps and others.
The daily operations of the LPGA T&CP are administered by a full-time staff based at LPGA Headquarters in Daytona Beach, FL. The division has a seven-member, elected Executive Committee, consisting of a national president, vice president and the presidents of the five geographical membership sections. Deb Vangellow is National President and Karen Palacios-Jansen is National Vice President. The Section Presidents are: Marvol Barnard, Central Section; Rita Reasons, Midwest Section; Cindy Miller, Northeast Section; Carol Preisinger, Southeast Section; Malia Folquet, Western Section; and Eun-Yang Park, International Section. The LPGA T&CP national president is also a voting member of the LPGA Board of Directors.
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