About the LPGA Professionals Membership
The LPGA Professionals membership (formerly LPGA Teaching and Club Professionals) 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 1,800 members, LPGA Professionals are dedicated to the advancement of golf through teaching, coaching, managing golf facilities and more.
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. Members of LPGA Professionals 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, LPGA Clinics for Women, Nike Junior Golf Camps and others.
The daily operations of the LPGA Professionals are administered by a full-time staff based at LPGA Headquarters in Daytona Beach, FL. The division has an eight-member, elected Executive Committee, consisting of a national president, vice president and the presidents of the six geographical membership sections. Marvol Barnard is National President and Louise Ball is National Vice President. The Section Presidents are: Tina Tombs, Central Section; Lieschen Wienke, Midwest Section; Karen Bennett, Northeast Section; Ashaunta Epps, Southeast Section; Mackenzie Mack, Western Section; and Sunny Oh, International Section. The LPGA Professionals national president is also a voting member of the LPGA Board of Directors.
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