LPGA Teaching and Club Professionals Announce
2014 Section “Of the Year” Award Winners

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – August 15, 2014 – The Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Teaching and Club Professional (T&CP) membership has selected the recipients of annual section Teacher, Professional, Coach and Junior Golf Leadership awards. Each of the five sections of the LPGA T&CP—Central, Midwest, Northeast, Southeast and Western—select winners annually in each of the four categories.

The LPGA T&CP National Awards Selection Committee will select the overall national award winner in each category from among the section award winners. The national winners will be announced in the coming weeks.

The 2014 LPGA T&CP section award winners are as follows:

Central Section
Teacher of the Year – Tina Tombs, Arizona Biltmore Golf Club, Phoenix, Ariz.
Coach of the Year – Jill Trujillo, Univ. of New Mexico, Albuquerque, N.M.
Professional of the Year – Kim Stiner, The Olde Course at Loveland, Loveland, Colo.
Junior Golf Leadership – Beth Brown, The First Tee, St. Augustine, Fla.

Midwest Section
Teacher of the Year – Alecia Larson, Four Seasons Golf Center, Columbus, Oh.
Coach of the Year – Janet Bolle-Carl, Univ. of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Oh.
Professional of the Year – No recipient
Junior Golf Leadership – Louise Ball, Tennessee Golf Academy, Knoxville, Tenn.
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Northeast Section
Teacher of the Year – Tiffany Faucette, 1757 Golf Club, Dulles, Va.
Coach of the Year – Patty Frohna-Post, Univ. of Delaware, Newark, Del.
Professional of the Year – Liz Cooper, Mount Vernon CC, Alexandria, Va.
Junior Golf Leadership – Meredith Loosse, Glenmore CC, Keswick, Va.

Southeast Section
Teacher of the Year – Anne Cain, PGA TOUR Golf Academy, St. Augustine, Fla.
Coach of the Year – Emily Marron, Univ. of Central Florida, Orlando, Fla.
Professional of the Year – Cathy Edelen, Sabal Trace Golf & CC, North Port, Fla.
Junior Golf Leadership – Dona Lerner, Dona Lerner Golf Academy, Raleigh, N.C.

Western Section
Teacher of the Year – Sheri Hayes, Sheri Hayes Golf Perf., San Diego, Calif.
Coach of the Year – No recipient
Professional of the Year – Malia Folquet, Palm Valley CC, Palm Desert, Calif.
Junior Golf Leadership – Kathy Gook, British Columbia Golf, Richmond, BC

About the LPGA Teaching and Club Professionals

The LPGA Teaching and Club Professional (T&CP) membership, founded in 1959, boasts the largest membership of women golf professionals in the world. LPGA T&CP members are certified as golf instructors, coaches and business managers through a comprehensive curriculum designed to meet the changing needs of the golfing public.

More than 1,600 strong, LPGA T&CP members are dedicated to the advancement of golf and serve throughout the golf industry as head professionals, assistant professionals, teaching professionals, directors of golf, owners of golf schools and facilities, golf administrators, college and high school coaches and more.

LPGA T&CP members support the LPGA’s various grassroots programs that were created to involve women and youth in golf as well as contribute to the overall growth of the sport. These programs include LPGA-USGA Girls Golf, LPGA Tour Junior Clinics, the LPGA Lesson Zone presented by Volvik, and LPGA Golf Clinics for Women.

The LPGA is headquartered in Daytona Beach, Fla. For more information, log onto www.lpga.com.

Media Contact: Diane Cody, LPGA T&CP Communications Coordinator, diane.cody@lpga.com 386-274-6293.