Former LPGA Player Named Assistant Golf Professional
Michelle Murphy Has All Levels of PGA Certification
Turning Stone Resort Casino named former LPGA Tour player Michelle Murphy Assistant Golf Professional. Murphy competed on the LPGA Tour in 1998, 2000, and 2001 and has completed all levels of PGA certification.
Along with her LPGA Tour experience, Murphy claimed two victories on the LPGA Futures Tour, and three wins on the Players West Tour. She also competed in nine U.S. Women’s Open Championships. In 2006, Murphy was the co-transportation chair for the USGA Women’s Amateur and the only contestant to participate in and chair a USGA event during the same year.
The 1990 graduate of the University of New Mexico was a three-time member of the Western Athletic Conference All-Conference team. Murphy was runner-up at the 1988 Women’s Western Amateur Championship and a two-time winner of the Pacific Northwest Golf Association (PNGA) Amateur Championship in 1988 and 1989. She was also an individual qualifier at the NCAA Division I National Tournament her senior year.
Of her lifetime in the sport, Murphy said, “I’ve been involved in every level of golf. Junior golf, high school, college, amateur, mini tour, Europe, Asia, the LPGA, and now a PGA certified member. Of the 26,000 fully-certified PGA of America members, only eight or nine are women, and I’m one of them. I’m excited to bring that experience to Turning Stone Resort, which has an unmatched reputation everywhere I’ve gone.”
Turning Stone Resort Director of Golf Robert Todd said, “I met Michelle at a PGA merchandise show and found her to be full of energy and golf stories. Her goal is to make the game fun for all. I expect Michelle to spread her knowledge to our Turning Stone golf team members to help them provide the best guest service possible.”
Murphy comes to Turning Stone after working as an assistant professional at Quintero Golf and Country Club in Peoria, Arizona and Waverley Country Club in Portland, Oregon, as well as serving seven years as head women’s golf coach at the University of Portland (Oregon). Her teaching credentials also include certification as a Titleist Performance Institute instructor specializing in fitness, biomechanics, and junior golf. Murphy has worked as a golf instructor at Intrawest Golf/Stratton Golf School in Vermont and Arizona and the Junior Golf Association of Arizona and Washington Junior Golf Association.
Murphy said, “As an instructor, I want to make people better golfers. I’ve already helped thousands ranging from novice to advanced with their golf swing, etiquette, course management, and score saving techniques. I hope to teach thousands more here at Turning Stone.”
Murphy calls the move to Central New York a homecoming of sorts, as her husband has family in Binghamton, about a two hour drive south of Turning Stone.
About Turning Stone Resort • Casino
A premier four-season, destination resort in Upstate New York, the Oneida Indian Nation’s Turning Stone Resort • Casino is conveniently located about 30 miles east of Syracuse at NYS Thruway exit 33. Turning Stone was named “Most Excellent Golf Resort” in 2010 by Condé Nast Johansens. The Academy of Country Music named Turning Stone “Casino of the Year” in 2009. The resort offers world-class gaming, golf, entertainment, accommodations and spa facilities, and has earned AAA Four-Diamond ratings for The Lodge, The Tower Hotel, and Wildflowers restaurant. For more information and reservations, call (315) 361-7711 or (800) 771-7711. Visit the web site at TurningStone.com.
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