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AWGA Golf 101/201 Lesson Program

Fall 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 Drive, Anthem, AZ 85086

    This is a six week series each Wednesday from 4:30 - 5:30 PM beginning November 1, 2017. The final lesson will be on December 13.
    Dates: 11/1/2017 ... 11/8/2017 ... 11/15/2017 ... No Class Thanksgiving Week ... 11/29/2017 ... 12/6/2017 ... 12/13/2017

    Teaching Professional: Chris Endres
    The ever popular Arizona Women's Golf Association Golf 101 program kicks off again this season starting November 1. If you are new to golf or if you once played but need to brush up on your skills, the Golf 101 program is designed specifically for you. Anthem Teaching Pro Chris Endres, along with Ambassadors from the Anthem Ladies Golf Association, will help you learn everything you need to know to be comfortable on the course. This is a great way not only to learn the game, but to meet fun, active ladies just like yourself.


    Arizona Biltmore Country Club - Golf 101 - $300
    2400 East Missouri Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85016

    This is a six week series each Saturday afternoon from 3:00 to 4:00pm
    Dates: 11/4/2017 ... 11/11/2017 ... 11/18/2017 ... 11/25/2017 ... No Class 12/2/2017 ... 12/9/2017 ... 12/16/2017

    Teaching Professionals: Tina Tombs & Peggy Gustafson
    Tina Tombs, LPGA Professional and former LPGA Tour player has established a premier teaching academy at The Arizona Biltmore Golf Club Resort & Spa in Phoenix, Arizona. It is here that others can be privileged to understand and learn the basic and advanced fundamentals of golf with her Golf Instruction and Coaching. During the Golf 101 session, Tina will deliver a balanced golf curriculum with an individual emphasis on personal training. Her philosophy is based on proper golf club fitting, peak performance training, golf-course management and health fitness. Her ability to customize Golf Instruction and Coaching techniques to different styles of learning is very helpful and will help welcome new players to the game.

    Peggy Gustafson is a Class A LPGA Teaching and Club Professional Member with more than 30 years of teaching experience. Peggy teaches at Union Hills CC in Sun City Arizona, as well as Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix. In the summer Peggy teaches in Alaska. Peggy has taught more than 50,000 lessons. Her honors include the 2010-2011 Golf Digest Top 50 Women Teachers in America and the 1998 and 2008 LPGA Central Section Teacher of the Year. Additionally Peggy was named the Golftec Teacher of the Year 2008 (the only female to ever win this award).


    Arizona Golf Resort - Golf 101 - $220
    425 S Power Rd, Mesa, AZ 85206

    This is a six week series each Saturday 10:00 AM beginning October 21, 2017. The final lesson on December 2, will be on the golf course at 4:00 PM
    Dates: 10/21/2017 ... 10/28/2017 ... 11/4/2017 ... 11/11/2017 ... 11/18/2017 ... No Class Thanksgiving Week ... Dec 2, 2017.

    Teaching Professional: Peggy Briggs
    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.


    Camelback Golf Club - Golf 101 - $220
    7847 N Mockingbird Ln, Scottsdale, AZ 85253

    This is a six week series each Friday afternoon from 4:00 to 5:30pm
    Dates: 10/20/2017 ... 10/27/2017 ... 11/3/2017 ... 11/10/2017 ... 11/17/2017 ... No Class Thanksgiving Week ... 12/1/2017.

    Teaching Professional: John Stahlschmidt
    A native of St. Louis, MO, John played collegiately at the University of Alabama, where he was a four-year letterman and captain of the 1998 squad. After 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 over 15,000 lessons and is dedicated to one simple mission- ''Help You Improve!''


    Haven Golf Course - Golf 101 - $220
    110 N. Abrego Dr., Green Valley, AZ 85614
    This is a six week series each Friday at 10:00 AM beginning October 13, 2017. The final lesson will be on November 17.
    Dates: 10/13/2017 ... 10/20/2017 ... 10/27/2017 ... 11/3/2017 ... 11/10/2017 ... 11/17/2017

    Teaching Professional: Marvol Barnard
    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 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.


    Poston Butte Golf Club - Golf 101 - $220
    6100 W. Merrill Ranch Pkwy, Florence, AZ 85132
    This is a six week series each Wednesday at 10:30 AM beginning October 25, 2017. The final lesson will be on December 13.
    Dates: 10/25/2017 ... 11/1/2017 ... 11/8/2017 ... 11/15/2017 ... No Class 11/22/2017 ... No Class 11/29/2017 ... 12/6/2017 ... 12/13/2017

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    Fall Golf 101/201 Schedule

    More Fall 2017 Golf 101/201 Sessions will be posted as they are developed.

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