The Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Professionals announced today the list of the Top 50 LPGA Teachers for the years 2022-2023. This list identifies and recognizes the best LPGA instructors from more than 1,800 LPGA certified professionals worldwide.

All LPGA Class A Members in good standing who meet the eligibility requirements were invited to apply. An independent golf industry selection committee reviewed eligible applications and identified the LPGA Top 50 Teachers, utilizing a weighted points formula.

“The LPGA is excited to share this list of our incredibly passionate and experienced golf educators,” said Nancy Henderson, the LPGA’s Chief Teaching Officer. “More than 70 percent of our members teach the game of golf for a living and they are dedicated to the advancement of golf through teaching golfers of all ages and abilities to enjoy the game.”

LPGA Professionals are uniquely trained to teach golf through a holistic approach to learning the game and performing on the golf course. This people-centered approach emphasizes the communication skills that allow the teacher/coach to develop relationships built on respect and relevance. The heart of the LPGA curriculum for its members is the LPGA Integrated Performance System. This framework for the teacher and golfer addresses the physical characteristics of golfers, their motivation and goals for their game, their equipment and motor learning, and control concepts.

This year four new members were added to the “Elite” category, a distinction to honor those who have reached the pinnacle of the instruction profession. The four new members added in that category are; Dr. Debbie Crews, Gale Peterson, Carol Preisinger, and Deb Vangellow. They join Lynn Marriott, Kay McMahon, Nancy Quarcelino and Annette Thompson.

All LPGA Top 50 Teachers will be recognized at the LPGA Professionals Rolex Awards Reception at the 2022 PGA Show in Orlando, Fla.

Name Employer Hometown
Cheryl Anderson Mike Bender Golf Academy Heathrow, FL
Louise Ball Tennessee Golf Academy Knoxville, TN
Marvol Barnard Haven Golf Course Green Valley, AZ
Jennifer Bermingham ClubCorp Dallas, TX
Joy Bonhurst Blue Mash Golf Course Kensington, MD
Lori Brock Stadium Golf Center San Diego, CA
Anne Cain PGA TOUR Golf Academy Fernandina Beach, FL
Oneda Castillo Vice President of Women’s Golf and Travel Concierge Fayetteville, GA
Hyunjee Chun Tee Golf Studio Seoul, Korea
Jennifer Cully The School of Positive Golf, LLC St. Petersburg, FL
Dr. Alison Curdt Alison Curdt Golf at Wood Ranch Golf Club Reseda, CA
Nicole Damarjian BirdieBound, LLC Hebron, CT
Karen Davies Pinnacle Peak Country Club Scottsdale, AZ
Marie-Claire De Bortoli Club Med Sandpiper Port St. Lucie, FL
Katie Detlefsen Dahl West Bay Club Estero, FL
Rebecca Dengler Ed Oliver Golf Club Wilmington, DE
Krista Dunton Berkeley Hall Club Hilton Head Island, SC
Tiffany Faucette Nantucket Golf Club Nantucket, MA
Jamie Fischer Conway Farms Golf Club Lake Forest, IL
Kathleen Gook Bighorn Golf and Country Club Kamloops, BC, Canada
Anne Marie Goslak Greensboro Country Club Greensboro, NC
Peggy Gustafson ReidWest Golf Academies Pheonix, AZ
Sheri Hayes Sheri Hayes Golf Performance San Diego, CA
Charlaine Hirst The Country Club of Whispering Pines Pinehurst, NC
Marjorie Jones The Shore Club Cape May Courthouse, NJ
Elena King CommonGround Golf Course Centennial, CO
Sandra LaBauve Talking Stick Golf Club Scottsdale, AZ
Dona Lerner Dona Lerner Golf Academy, Inc Blufton, SC
Gia Liwski Golf Experiences For Her Tewksbury, NJ
Sheryl Maize Crystal Lake Golf Course Venice, FL
Courtney Mahon Courtney Mahon Golf at Falcon Ridge Golf Club Lenexa, KS
Patti Marquis Big Stone Golf Course Three Lakes, WI
Cindy Miller Cindy Miller Golf Williamsville, NY
Janean Murphy Janean Murphy Golf Academy Porter, TX
Debbie O’Connell Golf Positive, LLC Upper Saddle River, NJ
Megan Padua Buzza Bonita Bay Golf Club Bonita Springs, FL
Karen Palacios-Jansen Swing Blade Enterprises, INC Mooresville, NC
Maria Palozola St. Louis Golf Lessons Manchester, MO
Sue Powers Pelican Pointe Country Club Venice, FL
Rita Reasons Nancy Quarcelino School of Golf Nashville, TN
CJ Reeves Century Country Club Purchase, NY
Trillium Rose Woodmont Country Club Washington DC
Kellie Stenzel Palm Beach Par 3 and Boca Hotel Palm Beach, FL
Tina Tombs Tina Tombs Golf at The Arizona Biltmore Golf Club Phoenix, AZ
Nicole Weller Pinehurst Resort Golf Academy Pinehurst, NC
Suzy Whaley Country Club at Mirasol Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Debbie Williams-Hoak Brookeside Golf Academy Saline, MI
Kathy Hart Wood Grass Ceiling, LLC Bonita Springs, FL
Megan Younkman BethPage State Park Golf Courses Farmingdale, NY
Teresa Zamboni Nancy Lopez Golf Adventures Port Orange, FL


Name Employer Hometown
Dr. Debbie Crews Arizona State University Mesa, AZ
Lynn Marriott VISION54 Scottsdale, AZ
Kay McMahon eduKaytion Golf Orlando, FL
Gale Peterson Sea Island Golf Performance Center St. Simons Island, GA
Carol Preisinger The Kiawah Island Club Johns Island, SC
Nancy Quarcelino Nancy Quarcelino School of Golf Nashville, TN
Annette Thompson BalkenIsles Country Club Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Deb Vangellow Riverbend Country Club Houston, TX