Preisinger, Fowler, Quinn and Lerner receive 2017 LPGA Teaching and Club Professional National Awards

Professional of the Year, Kristie Fowler is Head Golf Professional at Tubac Golf Resort in Tubac, Arizona

The LPGA Teaching and Club Professional (T&CP) Membership announced the following members for national awards as an acknowledgement of their dedication and achievements: Carol Preisinger, Kiawah Island Club, Kiawah Island, South Carolina, Teacher of the Year; Kristie Fowler, Tubac Golf Resort, Tubac, Arizona, Professional of the Year; Christie Quinn, La Jolla High School, La Jolla, California, Coach of the Year; Dona Lerner, Dona Lerner Golf Academy Inc., Raleigh, North Carolina, Junior Golf Leader of the Year. 

The national award winners were selected by the LPGA T&CP membership’s Executive Committee from the pool of the section award winners voted on by officers of the six regional sections: Central, International, Midwest, Northeast, Southeast and Western. 

Professional of the Year, Kristie Fowler
The LPGA T&CP Professional of the Year was established in 1980 and is awarded annually to an LPGA Teaching and Club Professional member primarily engaged in a golf operation, golf association or industry position, promoting the game through player development, growth of the game initiatives and other golf related activities. 

Kristie Fowler was named the Head Golf Professional at the Tubac Golf Resort in March of 2017, and prior to landing her “dream job” she was an Assistant Professional at The Gallery Golf Club for 15 years. 

“I am very proud and excited to have been selected as the Golf Professional of the Year! It is truly an honor,” Fowler said. 

Fowler was a four-year letter winner at the University of Arizona, and has one professional victory to her name while playing on what is now the Symetra Tour. She joined the T&CP in 1990 and worked her way up to Master status in 2012. 

In addition to her professional work, she has served on the Arizona Women’s Golf Association committee to assist Arizona high school girls golf programs, and has been involved in mentor programs as an LPGA section member advisor. In recognition of her good works, Fowler was named the Central Section LPGA Golf Professional of the Year in 2011 and 2015, and earned the 2016 LPGA Marilynn Smith Service Award. 

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