COMMUNITY SPORTS: Golf leagues at Sanbrook Golf Course in Isanti are now forming and will start in early May. For info on the leagues contact: Monday Senior 18-hole League- Don Butler (763-689-4069) or Mike White (763-233-2188) • Wednesday Knights of Columbus 9-hole League- Brad Swanson (763-689-5214) • Thursday MGA Men’s 9-hole League- Mike White (763-233-2188) or Sanbrook GC (763 -444-9904).
Kathy Swanson hired as PGA director of member services & development
The Minnesota Section Professional Golf Associaton is pleased to announce that Kathy Swanson, PGA and LPGA Member of Cambridge, has been hired by the Minnesota Section PGA to become the first Director of Member Services and Player Development.
Swanson, a 20-year member of the PGA, has been an active member of the Section that includes 14 years on the Section’s Board of Directors, highlighted by being named President of the Minnesota Section in 2006. Swanson has also served on several national and Section committees that include the PGA of America’s Play Golf America and Membership committees and the Minnesota Section’s Junior Golf and Growth of the Game committees.
A PGA and LPGA Teaching Professional, Swanson most recently spent the past two seasons at Medina Golf & Country Club as their Player Developer and Youth Program Director, creating unique member specific golf programs for couples, women and youth. Swanson also founded “Kathy Swanson Golf” in 2009 that has conducted various women, youth, and girls’ instructional programs at five different facilities within the Section.
The Director of Member Services and Player Development will be responsible for the implementation of strategies, initiatives, and programming related to the PGA of America and Minnesota Section Foundation’s Strategic Plan on Member Services and Player Development. In these efforts, this position will be required to build critical-path partnerships with all Association stakeholders to include PGA members, facilities, and allied associations within the local market.