Arizona Women's Golf Association

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AWGA Golf 101/201 Lesson Program

Upcoming Golf 101/201 Schedule

This is a program designed to introduce women golfers to the game or help people who haven't played for some time to get back in the swing. Key relationships are established between the women who play regularly at a specific golf course and the LPGA or PGA Professional at that same course to help these women stay with the game. Since 2006 the program has graduated over 1,600 students.

Through this relationship, the golf teaching professional and the experienced women golfers (Ambassadors) work together to create an environment where women with little or no experience can come out and learn everything from how the game is played, to swing and playing basics, to establishing relationships within the golf community that will help them feel comfortable navigating the golf course on their own. The program fee is $220 for all six sessions. If you have golf clubs go ahead and bring them but if not don't worry, you'll be able to borrow some. All you need to bring with you is your enthusiasm to learn the game of golf!

Golf 101 includes:

  • Minimum of 6 hours of instruction
  • Lessons taught by an LPGA or PGA Teaching Professional
  • Learning how to chip, putt, pitch, full swing, and hit bunker shots
  • AWGA Ambassador support to teach the rules and etiquette of golf
  • Practice time and on-course instruction and play
  • 1 year Recreational Membership to the Arizona Women's Golf Association, which includes:
    • Newsletters and other publications to keep you informed about the game of golf
    • Access to AWGA tournaments and seminars
    • Friendship & camaraderie with other lady golfers
    • Discounts from AWGA partners
    • Advice and interpretation of the Rules of Golf

    Anthem Country Club - Golf 101 - $220
    2708 West Anthem Club Dr., Anthem, AZ 85086

    This is a six week series each Wednesday from 4:15 - 5:15 PM beginning October 31, 2018. The final lesson will be on December 12, 2018.
    Dates: 10/31/2018 ... 11/7/2018 ... 11/14/2018 ... 11/28/2018 ... 12/5/2018 ... 12/12/2018

    Teaching Professional: Chris Endres, PGA
    Chris has been at Anthem since 2001, teaching all ages and skill levels to enjoy golf more through his simple, easy to understand style. A Class A PGA of America member since 1992, Chris has devoted the past 30 years to imparting his passion for the game to all that cross his path, from beginners to professionals. Chris is also an accomplished player, having participated in the 1991 U.S. Open, the 2001 Phoenix Open, and the 2011 U. S. Senior Open, as well as numerous events around the country and world. Chris has been the primary instructor of the Ladies Golf 101 and 201 program's at Anthem since their inception, teaching women how and why to play the game of a lifetime.


    Arizona Golf Resort - Golf 201 - $220
    425 South Power Road, Mesa, AZ 85206

    This is a three week series each Saturday from 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM beginning October 27.
    Dates: 10/27/2018 ... 11/03/2018 ... 11/10/2018

    Teaching Professional: Peggy Briggs, LPGA Peggy is a Class A member of the LPGA Teaching and Club Professional division with 10 years of teaching experience. She was a casual golfer during her 20's and after moving to Arizona in the 1990's golf moved up in priority. She took lessons and made a goal for herself to become a member of the LPGA. She has experienced competitive golf on the Player's West Mini Tour and has worked at several golf facilities learning all aspects of the golf business. She taught five years with the John Jacobs Golf Schools in Arizona. She continues to grow her knowledge by going to educational seminars, teaching workshops, reading and observing other instructors. She has added golf fitness to her commitment to enhance her students' golf experience.


    Augusta Ranch Golf Club - Golf 101 - $220
    2401 South Lansing, Mesa, AZ 85212

    This is a six week series each Saturday from 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM beginning October 20, 2018. The final lesson will be on December 8, 2018. No classes on November 3 and November 24.
    Dates: 10/20/2018 ... 10/27/2018 ... 11/10/2018 ... 11/17/2018 ... 12/1/2018 ... 12/8/2018

    Teaching Professional: Daniel Lindsey, PGA
    Daniel Lindsay is a PGA Class A member with over 15 years of experience in teaching golfers of all ages and abilities. His goal is to assist each golfer in developing a golf swing that allows them to enjoy the game while working towards personal milestones. Daniel uses fun drills and exercises to promote practice routines and a golfers development.


    Camelback Golf Club - Golf 101 - $220
    7847 North Mockingbird Lane, Scottsdale, AZ 85253

    This is a six week series each Friday from 4:00 -5:30 PM beginning October 5, 2018. The final lesson will be on November 9, 2018.
    Dates: 10/5/2018 ... 10/12/2018 ... 10/19/2018 ... 10/26/2018 ... 11/2/2018 ... 11/9/2018

    Teaching Professional: John Stahlschmidt, PGA
    John Stahlschmidt, PGA, has an extensive golf background, both as a player and golf instructor. A native of St. Louis, Missouri, John played collegiate golf at the University of Alabama, where he was a four-year letter-winner and captain of the 1998 team. Following a short professional playing career on the mini-tours, John turned his attention to teaching. From 2000 to present, John has taught at some of the best facilities in the country including TPC Scottsdale and TPC Sawgrass. John has also trained under Hank Haney and the late Jim Flick. John has given more than 15,000 lessons and is dedicated to one simple mission to ''Help You Improve!''


    Haven Golf Course - Golf 101 - $220
    110 N. Abrego Drive, Green Valley, AZ 85614

    This is a six week series. The first 5 lessons will be on Saturdays from 10:00 - 11:00 AM October 13 - November 10, 2018. The final lesson will be on Friday, November 16, 2018 from 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM.
    Dates: 10/13/2018 ... 10/20/2018 ... 10/27/2018 ... 11/3/2018 ... 11/10/2018 ... 11/16/2018*

    Teaching Professional: Marvol Barnard, PGA/LPGA
    Marvol is a member of both The PGA of America and the LPGA and one of 210 women who is certified in both organizations. A certified Aimpoint instructor, Marvol attends training in all facets of the game of golf and has a thriving clientele at her facility at Haven Golf Course in Green Valley, Arizona. As the Director of Instruction at Haven, Marvol teaches golfers of all ages and skill levels, in a variety of formats. Marvol won the PGA of America National Player Development award in 2018. She was the 2016 LPGA National Teacher of the Year as well as the LPGA Central Section Teacher of the Year. She has also won the LPGA Marilynn Smith Service Award, the PGA Southwest Section Player Development Award and the LPGA Nancy Lopez Golf Achievement Award. She is also a Golf Digest's Top 50 Women Teacher. Marvol also serves on several industry advisory boards and speaks at industry events nationwide.


    Upcoming Golf 101/201 Schedule

    More 2018 Golf 101/201 Sessions will be posted as they are developed.

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