America's Golf Team Advisory Board
Get In The Game, Stay In The Game!
Top-25 Elite Junior Coaches in America
Jeff Fisher: Co-owner and Director of Instruction for the Fisher Bryan Golf Academy in Mesa and Fountain Hills, Arizona. Jeff is a leader in the development of collegiate players and professionals and has coached an NCAA and NJCAA National Player of the Year. Jeff is the 2015 Southwest PGA Youth Player Development Award winner and has been named one of the Top-25 Elite Junior Coaches in America by Future Champions Golf.
Mary E. Hafeman
PGA Player Development Award Recipient
Mary E. Hafeman: President and Owner of Fore in One Golf Services in Jacksonville, Florida and Mequon, Wisconsin. Mary is a highly regarded player, instructor and operations manager within the golf industry. She is a Class A member of both the PGA of America and the LPGA Teaching & Club Professional Division. In 2014 and 2015, Mary was selected to the Golf Range Association Top-50 Growing the Game Teachers and US Kids Certified Youth Coach. In addition, she is the 2011 and 2012 North Chapter, PGA North Florida Section “Teacher of the Year” and the 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 PGA North Florida Chapter Player Development Award Recipient.
Director of Woodford County Schools Golf-In-PE Program
Melody Hamilton: Director and Coordinator of Woodford County School’s K-12 Golf-in-PE program in Versailles, Kentucky. She directed and supported the AGT alpha project that produced over 5500 golf exposures to the population of 4,000 students county-wide. The AGT alpha project included the purchase of SNAG sets for the elementary schools, Callaway and Top-Flight sets for the middle and high schools, an indoor putting green, hitting mats, and Almost Golf Balls for indoor instruction. Melody coordinated the training of PE teachers by AGT, the scheduling of all 2nd, 4th and 6th grade PE classes for the Golf-in-PE program, and supported the recruitment of AGT golf professionals and volunteers from Moss Hill Golf Course (with background checks). She also supported the addition of AGT After-School golf programs on campus at the elementary schools and coordinated a high school Golf-in-PE field trip to Moss Hill Golf Course. With Melody’s help, the game will be introduced to 300 new children each year with continued follow-up in middle and high school.
Growth of the Game Award Recipent
ennifer comes to Ocean Reef after serving as Head Golf Professional at Spring Creek Ranch in Collierville TN, a Top 200 Golf Digest Private Club. Before becoming the Head Golf Professional, Jennifer was an understudy of Top 100 Golf Digest Instructor Rob Akins. Jennifer continues her instructional education through Henry Brunton’s Certified Golf Coach Program and Mike Adams’ Bioswing Dynamics Program. Jennifer has created award-winning instructional and player development programs for both women and juniors, culminating in the 2012 West TN PGA Junior Golf Leader Award and the 2013 Tennessee PGA Richard Eller Growth of the Game Award. She was also named 2013 Tennessee PGA Assistant Professional of the Year and 2015 Tennessee PGA Merchandiser of the Year.
Top-25 Elite Junior Coaches in America
Elena Callas King: President and Founder, ExperienceGolf in Denver, Colorado. Elena is recognized as one of Colorado’s elite teaching professionals. She was recognized by Golf Digest as Best in State, Colorado Avid Golfer Magazine’s Best Mental Coach and Best Instructor for Women, and LPGA Teaching & Club Professional Division Central Section Teacher of the Year. Her passion for junior golf has earned her the honor of leading the year-long performance program for the Hale Irwin Elite Player Program sponsored by the Colorado Golf Foundation.
LPGA National Teacher of the Year
Cindy Miller: Owner of Cindy Miller, Inc. She is a former LPGA Tour player, a current member of The LPGA Legends Tour, and a Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) Junior-Certified golf coach. Cindy was named 2010 LPGA National Teacher of the Year and is currently the President of the LPGA Teaching & Club Professional Northeast Section. She is a Site Director of the LPGA Girls Golf Club of Buffalo, was recognized as a Top-50 U.S Kids Golf Instructor, and was named a Top-50 Women’s Teacher by Golf Digest Magazine.
Twice US Women's Open Management Team
Lisa Morrissett has had a wide variety of career experiences in the golf industry, both as an administrative professional and an accomplished amateur player. She had the privilege of working on Judy Bell's team for the 1995 US Women's Open Championship at The Broadmoor, where she managed the volunteer corps and operations team. In 1998, she was the senior manager leading the on-site team for the US Women's Open Championship at Blackwolf Run, which set records for attendance, ticket sales, and corporate hospitality sales. As a competitor, Lisa played for the University of Missouri (co-captain in 1989), has qualified for dozens of USGA championships, and was named 2002 Indiana Women's Golf Association Player of the Year.
Mary Beth Murphy
President, Golf Events International
Mary Beth Murphy: Mary Beth is a dual member of the LPGA Tour and the LPGA Teaching and Club Professional Division. As an active member of the LPGA Tour, she founded Golf Events International (GEI), a company specializing in creating golf pro-am fundraisers for charities. To date, Golf Events International has raised over $12 million for numerous charities by developing unique golf experiences with LPGA Tour Professionals. Key corporate clients have included Mass Mutual, Target and FedEx, among others. After retiring from the LPGA Tour in 1996, Mary served as a head golf professional for ten years, specializing in rehabilitating operations at financially endangered golf clubs. Her experiences as a player, head golf professional, pro-shop owner, pro-am event developer/coordinator, and coach gives her a complete, well-informed view of the golf business.
US Kids Golf Top50 Teacher Recpient
Wendi Weise: Founder of Texas Team Junior Golf in College Station, Texas. Wendi founded Team Texas to offer a fun-filled after school golf development program for juniors 5-13 years old. Prior to the creation of Texas Team, Wendi spent 11 years as the assistant women’s golf coach at Texas A&M University. Wendi played on the Texas A&M Golf Team in college. Wendi’s passion for growing the game through after school golf is evident in her personal philosophy that anything worth doing is worth having fun doing. She is passionate about golf and the valuable lessons it provides. Wendi believes children should be taught how to play golf while they are young. Golf teaches children patience, discipline, and encourages respectful behavior plus the skills they learn stay with them all their lives. Wendi is a recipient of the 2012 US Kids Golf Top 50 Kids teacher honorable mention.