Act Like a Founder:
"By your actions, you inspire and encourage your teammates to embody the Passion, Pride, and Perseverance necessary to enhance the LPGA."
As members of the LPGA team, we live by the “Act Like A Founder” vision and continue to remind ourselves of the philosophies of our Founders. Throughout the year, LPGA teammates nominate other teammates to be recognized for acting like a founder. We announce the nominees quarterly and the committee selects a winner at the end of the year.
Winners of this annual award receive an all-expense paid trip to the Founder’s Cup tournament where they will meet our remaining Founding Members – Shirley Spork and Marlene Bauer Hagge, enjoy VIP access to the tournament, and attend the Pioneer Dinner and Ceremony.
Check out our past winners below:
2021 - Laura Diaz
Sr. Director, Foundation Operations & DEI
2020 - Morgan Majeski
Sr. Coordinator Player Services, Epson Tournament Operations
2019 - Scott Wood
Tournament Director, Founders Cup
2018 - Gwen Checho
Sr. Manager of Education, LPGA Professionals
2017 - Christy Modica
Exec Asst, Legal & Tour Ops & Contract Administrator
2016 - Candace Adkison
Executive Administrative Coordinator
2015 - Allie Bodemann
Coordinator, Foundation Programs & Girls Golf
2014 - Drew Blass
Tournament Director, International Crown
2013 - Kathy Lawrence
Senior Director, Epson Tournament Operations