Jean Gamerl

LPGA Amateurs

  • Role at LPGA

    Member of LPGA Amateurs Tournament Operations Committee (TOPS)

  • Year Joined the LPGA

    2000 charter member of the Omaha, NE Chapter

  • Who introduced you to golf and when did you start playing?

    I started playing golf in my late 40’s after receiving an adult education class flyer mailed out by our local high school. There were several classes offered. My husband suggested ballroom dancing, but I thought golf would be more fun, so we took up the game.

  • Why do you recommend golf to more women and girls?

    Golf teaches you life lessons. It is a game of integrity, honor, and character. It teaches you to be honest and forthright which are necessary skills in life. It also teaches you endurance and resiliency while playing, which will help you be a better person.


    Additionally, golf teaches business skills when you make deals and persuade clients. It is a social sport where you can have conversations and friendships with people you have never met. Golf requires you to be respectful, courteous, and polite.

  • How can golf be more welcoming to you and other Asian Americans?

    Have a new golfer program which covers what you need to know when you start playing golf (basic equipment, dress codes, info about courses, etc.). Also have mentoring programs for new golfers.

  • What have you learned from your parent(s) and their journey?

    My parents taught me and my siblings to be honest, work hard, study hard, and always obey and respect your elders.

  • Advice to your younger self?

    Learn how to play golf at a younger age and volunteer to help introduce and teach the game to children/youth.

  • Who would be in your dream foursome?

    Lizette Salas, Nancy Lopez and Lydia Ko.

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