Recent Awards

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2-Time LPGA Section  “Teacher of the Year”

2012 LPGA National “Junior Golf Leader”

U.S Kids Top 50 InstructorTop50Master-Logo2

2011, 2012, & 2013  Top 50 Kids’ Teacher,” US Kids’ Golf

2014 “Top 50 Master Kids’ Teacher,” US Kids’ Golf 

Career Accomplishments

  • Class ‘A’ LPGA Teaching Professional at Ocotillo Golf Club, October 1995-Present
  • Named ‘Director of Instruction’ at Ocotillo Golf Club – December 2008.
  • LPGA National Evaluator, 2007 – Present
  • Selected: 2011 & 2012 & 2013 US Kids’ Golf, “Top 50 Kids’ Teacher”
  • Tournament Director: 2011 & 2012 Joanne Winter Arizona Silver Belle Championships
  • Instructor: Katherine Roberts’ Yoga for Golfers Teacher Training Program, 2011 & 2012.
  • Selected: 2009 & 2010 US Kids’ Golf, Honorable Mention “Top 50 Kids’ Teacher”
  • Nominated: 2009 LPGA Nancy Lopez Award
  • Nominated: 2009 LPGA Central Section “Teacher of the Year”
  • Voted 2007 LPGA Central Section “Teacher of the Year”
  • Voted 2004 LPGA Western Section “Teacher of the Year”
  • Golf Magazine “Top Regional Teacher”
  • Nominated: Golf Magazine “Top 100 Teachers” 2007-2008
  • Titleist Performance Institute (TPI), Level I Certified Golf Fitness Instructor, 2008
  • Appointed: LPGA National Evaluator, December 2006
  • Director, Future Stars of Phoenix, a division of LPGA/USGA Girls’ Golf 2001-2006. Organized and conducted 11 sessions annually for girls who aspire to play collegiate golf
  • LPGA Major Evaluation Site Host, 2003, 2004, & 2005.
  • Co-owner Golf Design, Off-course club repair facility, Tempe, AZ, 1999-2008
  • Playing professional: Ladies Asia Golf Circuit, Ladies European Tour, Players’ West Tour & Futures Tour, 1989 to 1997
  • Competed in three Weetabix Women’s British Open Championships
  • Four year collegiate golfer at Stanford University, Stanford, CA. (1984-1988). Competed in every collegiate tournament except one during my playing days at Stanford
  • Stanford University ‘Honor Athlete,’ Winter 1988
  • Earned NCAA All-American honors while at Stanford University, 1988
  • Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology from Stanford University, 1988
  • U. of Hawaii Rainbow Wahine Intercollegiate Champion, 1988
  • All Pac-10 at Stanford University, 1985
  • Two-time Arizona State Junior Champion, 1980 & 1982. Two-time Arizona State Amateur Runner-Up, 1980 & 1984
  • Competed in 19 USGA Championships, 1979-1987
  • USGA Girls’ Junior Champion, 1981. Held the record for the youngest golfer ever to win a USGA Championship (1981-1998)
  • Kathy Cornelius (my mother) and I hold the distinction of being the only mother-daughter USGA Champions. Kathy won the US Women’s Open in 1956
  • Junior World Champion, 1980 (13-14 age division)
  • Played in first tournament at age 7