LPGA CLASS A PROFESSIONAL
DIRECTOR OF GOLF, MARTIN COUNTY GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB
CEO, Ladies Links Fore Golf, LLC
Lynn Stellman is a 34-year veteran of women’s professional golf and one of LPGA’s (Ladies’ Professional Golf Association) foremost professionals. She is currently Director of Golf at Martin County Golf & Country Club in Stuart, Florida, ranked as one of the busiest public golf facilities in the nation. There she oversees the activities of a 900-member golfing "community," managing both the day-to-day operations as well as planning and overseeing tournaments. In addition, she manages the golfing education for the facility: teaching and co-coordinating golfing instruction through private lessons, clinics and seminars.
Lynn holds the designation of LPGA Class A Professional. She is a formidable tournament player, having participated in more than 100 LPGA Teaching and Club Professional (T&CP) sanctioned tournaments throughout the United States. She was the winner of the 2000 LPGA T&CP Mixed Team Championship, 2009 LPGA T&CP Southest Section Mixed Team Championship, 2010 LPGA T&CP Southeast Section Team Championship and was a Player Captain for the winning East Team in the 2005, 2006 & 2007 LPGA T&CP Kettle One Cup.
Lynn is also the recipient of numerous golf industry awards, including the LPGA Sarah Hunter Junior Achievement Award for service and commitment to the enhancement of junior golf, and the Stellman Award, for outstanding contributions to junior golf advancement in coastal Florida, and the 2009 LPGA T&CP Southeast Section Eagle Award. An expert in golfing instruction Lynn was reconized in 2008 on the Top 50 Instructor in the LPGA and in 2010 Golf Digest reconized Lynn on their top 50 Best Women Golf Instructors in America. Lynn has helped thousands of golfers improve their games. Lynn is highly sought after as a speaker on the golf speaking circuit and she has lectured and conducted seminars and clinics throughout the United States.
Lynn has been a member of the LPGA for 26 years, holding numerous positions including: member of the LPGA T&CP Executive Committee, President of the LPGA T&CP Southeast Section, Treasurer of the LPGA T&CP Southeast Section, and Tournament Director of two LPGA T&CP Southeast Section Championships.
In 2006, Lynn co-founded Ladies’ Links Fore Golf, LLC, with the vision of creating the nation’s largest and most comprehensive online golfing community for women amateurs. In early 2008 Lynn spearheaded the launch of www.LL4G.com followed up in 2009 with Ladies Links Fore Golf Magazine, and in 2010 The Ladies Links Fore Golf Radio Show, creating a coast-to-coast golfing community where women can link up to learn, practice, compete and share in the many facets of golf. LL4G Fans enjoy tournaments, travel, fun days, golf schools and top branded golf merchandise at great prices, and opportunities to play on some of the greatest greens in the country.
LPGA CLASS A PROFESSIONAL
Palm City, Florida
Co-Founder, Ladies Links Fore Golf, LLC
Debbie O’Connell is a 19-year veteran of women’s professional golf and a Class A rated member of the LPGA Teaching and Club Professional Membership.
A former celebrity golfer and radio show host of “The Debbie O’Connell Show” for a decade, Debbie has a formidable reputation within the world of women’s golf. In 2007 she was the recipient of the LPGA’s prestigious Nancy Lopez Achievement Award. Previously she has been honored as the LPGA’s National and Southeast Section “Professional of the Year.”
Within the LPGA, Debbie served as The Chairperson of the National Club Professional Advisory Committee for five years, and as the Tournament Coordinator for the Southeast Section for two years, founding and hosting the Sections Mixed Team Championship. She has participated in dozens of LPGA Teaching and Club professional sanctioned tournaments, and has served as a committee member for numerous tournaments and seminars on both the section and the national level. Debbie also has been a speaker at LPGA National and Section seminars, and has also produced videos for the LPGA and T&CP Hall of Fame Induction, including theme and highlight videos for two national summits and the "Eagle Award" winners in the Southeast Section.
A generous volunteer, Debbie founded and directs the Bobbi Salmon Scleroderma Project, a national campaign to raise money for Scleroderma Research. She also runs two local annual Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation Golf Tournaments, and captained a Ladies’ Links Fore Golf team in the walk for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. She is also an ardent supporter and contributor to the fund-raising golf tournament held for the Children’s Home Society of Martin County.
In 2006, Debbie co-founded Ladies Links Fore Golf, LLC, where she provides expertise in golf training and education, and plays a management and leadership role in the development of the tournaments, seminars and golf improvement tips.
LPGA CLASS A PROFESSIONAL
Daytona Beach, Florida
Director of Tournaments, Ladies Links Fore Golf, LLC
Teresa Zamboni has been a highly respected and recognized member of the LPGA for more than 13 years. She joined the LPGA Teaching and Club Professionals in 1994, and in 2007 she was named the recipient of the LPGA’s elite National Teacher of the Year Award.
Serious golfers have known Teresa as the Golf Academy Director for one of the nation’s most prestigious golf courses, the LPGA International Golf Course in Daytona Beach, Florida. There she was recognized for her innovations in developing exceptional golf instructional programs and curriculum, Learn and Play clinics, and for the integration of fitness training into golf education. She was responsible for overseeing daily Academy operations, training staff, website maintenance and marketing all of the Academy programs. Currently, Teresa teaches students of all ages and skill levels both private and group lessons at Indigo Lakes Golf Club in Daytona Beach.
A passionate tournament player, Teresa has participated in more than 50 LPGA Teaching &Club Professional sanctioned tournaments throughout the United States and has been a frequent host for LPGA teaching events and programs and has chaired a number of LPGA committees. She also participated on the Futures Tour from 1998 to 2001.
Teresa is a certified Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) golf fitness instructor and a certified personal trainer with the International Fitness Professionals Association, a Board Member for the Ovarian Cancer Alliance of Florida, and is the author of a Golf Academy Instruction Handbook used for golf schools and extended programs.
A graduate of Michigan State University, Teresa joined Ladies Links Fore Golf, LLC in 2007. As the Director of Tournaments, she helps to oversee tournament events, handicap services, online instruction tips and many other aspects of the operations.
LPGA CLASS A PROFESSIONAL
CONTROLLER, TEACHING PROFESSIONAL, PELICAN POINTE COUNTRY CLUB
Partner, Ladies Links Fore Golf
Sue Powers has been on the fast track in the LPGA since 2003, obtaining her Class A Teaching status in just three years. She served as Secretary of the LPGA Southeast section before being elected as President of the section for the 2009 -2011 term. In addition to her role as a partner in Ladies Links Fore Golf, LLC, Sue is a full time teaching professional at Pelican Pointe Country Club in Venice, FL.
Sue enjoyed a successful junior golf career in California and was a founding
member of the San Jose State Women’s golf team under the direction of LPGA Hall of Famer, Betty Hicks. She has been a Member Advisor for the LPGA and an instructor for the LPGA National Education Program in Managerial Leadership and Teaching Certification. In 2007 she was a teaching instructor for LPGA’s Front Row Experience at the ADT Championship. Sue also is a Titleist Performance Institute Certified Golf Fitness Instructor, and is a Head Coach for Sarasota County Special Olympics golf program, mentoring special needs athletes to develop and demonstrate their skills and talents while increasing public awareness about Special Olympics.
Prior to entering the golf profession, Sue held leadership and financial positions within the manufacturing industry for twenty years. Today she utilizes that background as director of financial operations at Ladies’ Links Fore Golf and in her management team position at Pelican Pointe Golf & Country Club.
PERSONAL TRAINER AND YOGA INSTRUCTOR
Co-Founder, Ladies Links Fore Golf, LLC
Tracy Reeves began her career in the health industry over 25 years ago in Miami. She uses a combination of physical exercise, dance, weight training and yoga to inspire her clients toward better performance and self-care. Her tenacious spirit, inquiring mind, and loving approach, combined with the high standards she exemplifies personally, enable her to provide her clients with an optimistic coach, good listener and role model.
Beginning in 1979, through her own company, Home Health Care Nursing Agency, as Tracy coordinated nursing care for her patients, she saw the need for ongoing, regular physical programs geared to the capabilities and goals of individuals.
By the early 1990''s, Tracy began her education in personal training, obtaining certification as an Aerobic Instructor through the California State Irvine College. Next, she added the American Council’s Exercise Group Fitness Instructor certification. She went on to obtain certification as a Personal Trainer, to enhance her abilities to work one-on-one with individuals.
To further her knowledge in personal training and fitness, Tracy gained certification in diet and nutrition through Indian River Community College, in Florida. Finally, she added yoga credentials. Yoga has become a guiding passion, and she continues to receive training from internationally famous instructors and through yearly retreats at the famous Omega Institute. Tracy also holds a certificate in Pilates Small Apparatus Specialty from SCW.
Today, Tracy is employed at Grand Island Athletic Club in Stuart, Florida. In addition, she is in high demand for personal training and yoga instruction throughout the community, reflecting client satisfaction with her high standards for training and client care. As of 10/14/07, Tracy is certified to teach Gyrotonics, level 1. She has recently opened up her own studio in Stuart, Florida to focus on Gyrotonics.
As a co-founder of Ladies Links Fore Golf, LLC, Tracy directs the organization’s physical conditioning and fitness division. She is responsible for the fitness educational seminars and monthly training tips.
STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS AND PUBLIC RELATIONS CONSULTANT
Los Angeles, California
Director of Marketing/Public Relations, Ladies Links Fore Golf, LLC
Lisa Freeman is a 30-year veteran of the public relations and marketing communications field. As a consultant to mid-sized and large public relations agencies in the Los Angeles area, she has garnered extensive media coverage for clients in the healthcare, insurance, technology, real estate and wellness industries.
Lisa’s broad and deep communications experience encompasses all aspects of media relations, customer and employee communications, crisis communications, corporate identity management, event and meeting management, investor communications and marketing communications. She provides a wide range of services for her clients, including strategic planning, media outreach, web site development, publications management and writing.
Throughout her career, Lisa has been recognized for her outstanding communications programs and writing excellence by such organizations as the International Association of Business Communicators, The Healthcare Public Relations and Marketing Association, and the Public Relations Society of America.
In 2007, Lisa joined Ladies Links Fore Golf, LLC, as the Director of Marketing/Public Relations, where she helps to oversee strategic marketing and communications planning, web content, member communications, media relations and business outreach.
Cathy Brennan''s work and experience in the communications field for over 25 years, includes direct associations with major communications leaders such as AT&T, Siemens and Cisco, interacting with these technology giants on both executive and technical levels.
New York, New York
Director of Member Relations, Ladies Links Fore Golf, LLC
Cathy became immersed in the world of golf in 1997 and found it to be the perfect combination of physical and mental challenge, while also presenting her with exciting opportunities to expand her social circle.
Since joining Ladies Links Fore Golf, LLC in 2007 as the Director of Member Relations, she has provided oversight for internal communications, general operations and the member newsletter.