(Oct. 14, 2013) - The LPGA T&CP Junior Golf Leadership award was established in 2012 and is awarded annually to an LPGA Teaching and Club Professional member who excels in the area of teaching and promoting golf for juniors.
Nicole Weller, a member of both the PGA of America and the LPGA Teaching & Club Professional Division, is the head teaching professional at The Landings Club in Savannah, Ga. As author of the first ever golf sticker books for children ages 4-8 titled Stick to Sports: Let's Play Golf, Nicole has earned past recognition as the 2011 LPGA T&CP Southeast Section Teacher of the Year, 2012 and 2013 LPGA T&CP Southeast Section Junior Golf Leader, 2013 PGA of America National Junior Golf Leader, 2012 Georgia PGA Section Horton Smith Winner, 2010-2012 U.S. Kids Top 50 Teacher and has been on several top lists, including Golf Digest Best Young Teachers, Golf Digest Top 50 Women Teachers in America and GRAA Growth of the Game Teacher.
“I am overwhelmingly honored to have been selected at the LPGA T&CP 2013 Junior Golf Leader by the confidence of my peers and the LPGA,” said Weller. “The Section winners are all extremely top notch and represent what so many of us in the LPGA T&CP aspire to do each and every day with our students in golf and life. Thank you for the chance to follow in some amazing footsteps of previous winners, and I look forward to helping continue to grow the game as a team through the LPGA.”
Weller played on scholarship for and graduated from Wake Forest University in 1994 with a degree in Psychology. She received her Master's Degree in Sport Psychology from The University of Tennessee. She became an assistant professional at Cherokee Country Club in Knoxville, Tenn., then accepted a full-time teaching position at Fairways & Greens Learning Center in Knoxville, where she took over and grew the LPGA*USGA Girls Golf chapter from 15 to nearly 80 girls. As Site Director for LPGA*USGA Girls Golf of Knoxville, Nicole received the 2004 Knoxville Chapter PGA Junior Leader Award.
Weller met future husband, Ty, at a PGA Level 2 testing site and was married in 2000. They moved to Savannah, Georgia in 2005 where they currently reside and work at The Landings Club on Savannah’s Skidaway Island.
About The Landings on Skidaway Island
The Landings is a vibrant, premier residential community on Skidaway Island, less than 10 miles south of historic Savannah, Georgia. The community is run by its debt-free homeowners association and has been for the past 14 years. The Urban Land Institute named The Landings “one of the nation’s best residential communities.” Resident facilities in this elite community include 2 deep-water marinas, 40 miles of walking and biking trails, playgrounds, a Village Library, dog park, recycling center, on-island village shopping center, and Skidaway Farms. The club amenities consist of six championship 18-hole golf courses, 34 tennis courts, five pools, four dining clubhouses and a large fitness and wellness center. Lots priced from $50,000 to $925,000; single-family homes from $300,000 to over $1 million.
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