About

LPGA/ Certified PGA Golf Instructor at Kiawah Island Golf Resort (2005 – Present)

First Tee Golf Instructor of Greater Charleston (2008 – Present)

ACHIEVEMENT

  • Honorable Mention U.S. Kids Top Golf Instructors
  • Published golf article in Golf Digest
  • Golf Digest Top 40 Under 40 2010-11, 2012-13, 2014-152016-17
  • November 2011 mentioned in Departures
  • Nominated Junior Golf Instructor of the Year for the Carolinas PGA Section in 2009
  • August 2009 published golf article in Southern Living Magazine
  • April 2008 published golf article in Charleston Magazine
  • University of South Carolina 4 Year Scholarship Athlete
  • 1996 Illinois State High School Team Champions
  • 1996 Illinois State High School Individual 5th Place Overall

EDUCATION  

  • Member of the LPGA since 2007
  • Certified in Instruction in August 2007
  • A-6 PGA Classification in May 2005
  • Member of Professional Golf Association of America since 2003
  • Bachelor in Business at University of South Carolina (1997-2001)
    • 4-Year Scholarship Athlete, Team Captain, President of Student Athletic Association
    • Double Major in Marketing and Management; Minor in Sports Administration

PERSONAL

  • Grew up in Lake Forest, IL
  • Married in 2008 to Greg Welch
    • (picture above at after our ceremony, Yes he made the putt!)
  • Cole Welch born in 2012