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.