Arizona Biltmore Golf Club’s director of golf instruction, Tina Tombs, has received the 2014 LPGA National Teacher of the Year Award from the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Teaching and Club Professionals (T&CP) Membership.
Established in 1958, the LPGA National Teacher of the Year Award annually recognizes a female golf professional who has most exemplified her profession during the year. Candidates must be a master level LPGA Certified Teaching Professional primarily engaged in teaching golf and making significant contributions to the game. She received the LPGA Central Section Teacher of the Year Award earlier this year.
As Director of Golf Instruction since 2001, Tombs has developed a premier teaching program at Arizona Biltmore Golf Club for golfers of all ages and skill levels. Using advanced golf curriculum and teaching techniques, she provides customized programs for juniors, women, amateurs, professionals, corporate clinics and more.
“It is an honor to be recognized by the LPGA with this prestigious award,” said Tombs. “Through sharing my experiences and expertise with others, I hope to provide the same mentorship and support to my students that I received throughout my career with the LPGA.”
She has long been dedicated to improving the professional landscape for women golfers. As a professional who toured with two daughters, she is one of the founders of the Smucker’s LPGA Child Development Center which provides free day care services for traveling families.