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The LPGA Foundation announces the recipients of Goldie Bateson Scholarships for 2013.


The LPGA Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2013 Goldie Bateson Scholarships.  The Goldie Bateson Scholarships are an initiative of the LPGA Teaching and Club Professionals (T&CP) Midwest Section membership and are awarded to junior golfers between the ages of 7 and 17 who have an interest in learning and playing the game of golf. Ten $250 scholarships were awarded to the following juniors (last names unpublished for security reasons): 

Michael Busby, (16) Paragould, AR

Sydney Broadway, (15) Louisville, KY

Abigail Dillon, (16) Old Hickory, TN

Naomi Kim, (15) Bloomfield Hills, MI

Sophia Lau, (12) Glenview, IL

Sofia Lowis, (11)Springfield, IL

Margo Minnich, (11) Zionsville, IN

Kaylee Phillips, (16) Laurel, MS

Alena Sirichotiratana, (13) Niles, IL

Kayla Weinacht, (14) Edwardsville, IL


Bateson_Goldie Goldie Bateson was a pioneer in the field of women’s golf instruction and became the first female head golf professional in the state of Wisconsin. In recognition of her accomplishments, she was inducted into the LPGA Teaching and Club Professionals Hall of Fame.  During her career, she was also honored as LPGA Teacher of the Year, received LPGA’s Ellen Griffin Rolex Award, the National Golf Foundation’s (NGF) Outstanding Service Award, was named Honorary Golf Consultant with the NGF and was inducted into the Wisconsin State Hall of Fame. 

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