The LPGA professionals was established in 1959 as an outgrowth of the LPGA Tour membership. Shirley Spork, Barbara Rotvig, Betty Hicks and Marilynn Smith are the division’s founding members and served on the first Teaching Committee, playing pivotal roles in creating guidelines and strategies for the LPGA Teaching membership’s future growth.
The LPGA Professionals has enjoyed an unprecedented rate of growth and expansion in recent years and boasts the largest membership of women golf professionals in the world, totaling more than 1,800. Nearly 200 of those are international members who represent 25 different countries. In addition, the Professionals’ first office outside of the U.S. was recently opened in Korea.
The LPGA has earned a reputation as the leader in research-based golf education. It 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.
LPGA Professionals members 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 and much more.
To learn more about the LPGA Professionals, visit www.LPGA.com/TCP.