Mike LaBauve

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Director of LaBauve Golf at Westin Kierland Golf Club and Roaring Fork Golf Club

Mike was first introduced to advance teaching techniques by Jack Lumpkin in 1981 in Pinehurst, NC. He worked as Jack's assistant and became a Director for the Golf Digest schools. He also assisted Hank Haney with the Pinehurst Golf Advantage Schools. Jim Hardy brought Mike to the Phoenix area in 1984 where he became a prominent teacher and player. He was awarded the Player of the Year for the Southwest Section of the PGA and Teacher of the Year numerous times. Since then he has elevated his teaching, helping players at all competitive levels. He is a former college golfer from LSU in Baton Rouge and is driven to see students play better golf.
 

Accolades

  • Class A Member of the PGA
  • Instructor for the Golf Digest Schools 1990-2002
  • Golf Digest Magazine Top 50 Instructor over 20 years
  • Golf Magazine Top 100 Teacher over 20 years
  • Golf Digest Top Teacher in Arizona 2020
  • Southwest Section Teacher of the Year
  • Southwest PGA Player of the Year
  • Featured Speaker at National PGA Teaching & Coaching Summits
     

Coached numerous competitive players including:

  • Players on PGA, LPGA, Nationwide, PGA Seniors, and Futures Tours
  • Winner of 2011 Frys.com Open on the PGA Tour, Bryce Molder
  • PGA Tour Rookie of the Year: Keith Clearwater, 1987
  • PGA Tour Come Back Player of the Year: Howard Twitty, 1993
  • LPGA Tour Come Back Player of the Year: Chris Johnson, 1997
  • 2 USGA Women's Amateur Champions: Grace Park, 1998 & Amanda Blumenhurst, 2008
Sandy LaBauve

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Co-Director of LaBauve Golf at Westin Kierland Golf Club and Roaring Fork Golf Club

Sandy has been teaching golf for over 30 years.  Her teaching career has been greatly influenced by the long line of golf professionals in her family including her father, Jack Lumpkin and husband, Mike LaBauve.  In fact the National Golf Foundation named Sandy’s family Golf Family of the Year in 2000.  She played college golf at the University of Georgia and authored a book, Shave 10 Strokes in 12 Days

 

Accolades

  • Class A Member of the PGA and LPGA
  • Instructor for Golf Digest Schools 1998-2002
  • Founder of LPGA*USGA Girls Golf
  • Golf Magazine Top 100 Teacher over 15 years
  • Golf Digest Top 50 Female Golf Instructor over 5 years
  • Top 50 LPGA Instructor in 2020
  • Golf Digest Top Teacher in Arizona 2020
  • Ellen Griffin LPGA National Award 2017
  • Nancy Lopez LPGA National Award 2017
  • Inducted into the Arizona Golf Hall of Fame  2010
  • PGA National Junior Golf Leader Award 
  • PGA Tour Card Walker Award


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Lindy LaBauve

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Director of Instruction for Kierland Golf Club in Scotsdale, Arizona

Lindy is a highly skilled player, coach and teacher.  She instructs all student levels and has trained under some of the best teachers in the world, including Jack Lumpkin, Todd Anderson, Mike Shannon, Gale Peterson and her parents, Mike and Sandy LaBauve. Lindy player her college golf at LSU in Baton Rouge. 

 

Accolades

  • Class A Member of the PGA and LPGA

  • Golf Digest Top Teacher in Arizona 2020

  • Instructor at the Sea Island Performance Center in Georgia over 3 years

  • Women’s College Golf Coach for University of South Carolina, Beaufort over 2 years

  • Accredited Instructor in Mike Shannon’s Laser Optic Putting