Shelley began playing golf in 2000 after 3 years of heading up a celebrity charity golf event for her company's title sponsorship of the National Spinal Paralysis Foundation. After joining LPGA Amateurs Dallas Corpus Christi in 2000, Shelley established a handicap, won her flight in the Chapter Championship and ultimately winning 1st place Low Gross at the EWGA Championship in Kiawah Island, SC, being the first winner from Corpus.
Shortly after, Shelley joined the board and served 5 years as the Director of Events. Shelly has served on the boards for March of Dimes and Susan G Komen. Shelley was recognized as a National Recipient for the Pinnacle Going the Distance Award in 2013 for her dedication and fundraising efforts for Susan G Komen. She is the proud mother of one daughter Victoria "Tori" who is 8 years old. Her husband, Val, is a PGA professional and works for KemperSports running golf courses across the country. Shelley currently works for AT&T in Dallas.
Maribeth is from Minnesota originally, but has moved around throughout her working career to Texas, New Jersey, Illinois, and Kentucky. She has worked in a variety of roles in the plastics industry, including process engineer, technical service manager, marketing manager, global product manager, and business line controller. Maribeth recently retired and can now devote her energy to improving her handicap and serving on the LPGA Amateur Golf Association board.
When Maribeth returned to the DFW area in 2015, she was happy to find the LPGA Amateurs Dallas. She had been playing golf every week with girlfriends in Kentucky and was missing those fun times. The LPGA Women Who Play Girlfriend Golf at Luna Vista has helped to fill that gap. In addition, Maribeth has appreciated other opportunities to play golf in LPGA Amateur Golf Association events, meet some great ladies, and develop new friendships.
Patte Lee has been involved with golf for "way more years than her handicap reflects". She helped to found the Charlotte, NC chapter of LPGA Women Who Play and belonged to the Atlanta, GA chapter before moving to Dallas and getting involved with the chapter here. She has met life-long friends in LPGA Amateurs Dallas and is thrilled that her parent company, Guardian Life Insurance Company has decided to be a national sponsor for LPGA Amateur Golf Association. In May of this year, she "tied the knot" with her husband Skip Lutz on the golf course (yep, she played in her dress and veil) at Stonebriar Country Club in Frisco.
Patte has over 15 years of experience helping families create and preserve their wealth. Since approximately 80% of her clients are women, she is passionate about educating and empowering women to take control of their finances. In fact, she teaches a class in SMU's Continuing Education Program called "Financial Literacy for Women". In addition to obtaining the Certified Financial Planner credential (CFP®), she is also received training as a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst. Patte received her BBA from Howard University in Washington, DC and her MBA from Georgia State University.
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Lisa grew up primarily in Lincoln, Nebraska and golfed at, and graduated from, the University of Nebraska in 1987. She got to Texas as quickly as she could after graduating with a Bachelor's Degree in Finance. Lisa considers herself an honorary Texan having now lived in DFW over half of her life and having a beautiful 22 year old daughter, Katie, who is a 7th generation Texan.
Lisa is a Managing Director with C-III Capital; a national commercial real estate fund management company and has been in the commercial real estate/banking industry for 30 years. Golf is her addiction! She started golfing when she was 12 or so and hasn't put down a club since. Lisa joined LPGA Amateur Golf Association two years ago after leaving the country club she belonged to and is so grateful for the wonderful golf experiences, friendships and memories that this organization has afforded her and looks forward to many more. She recognizes the significant voluntary involvement needed to make LPGA Amateurs Dallas so great and is looking forward to contributing as the Golf Events Director.
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A native of New Orleans, Ali found her way to Dallas via Ft. Lauderdale in 2007 with playing golf being the furthest thing from her mind. After arriving in Dallas, her husband, Bill, who is a long-time golf enthusiast, decided playing golf together would be a lot of fun, so he purchased her a set of golf clubs. After several years of the clubs collecting dust, Ali decided to give it a try and took some lessons. Much to her surprise and pleasure, she discovered she really enjoyed the game. Ali has been playing golf for only a few years and is continually challenged with improving her game and naturally her handicap, too.
For the past 12 years, Ali has worked for CMA in the community management industry, overseeing the day to day operations for a community in Grand Prairie.
Ali was introduced to the LPGA Amateurs in 2016. Happily, her network of women playing golf grew exponentially since then. She recently decided to step outside the box and offer to volunteer in the organization and was appointed Membership Director. She looks forward to assisting with increasing membership for the chapter.
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Sherry is an excited Cubs fan from Chicago that is probably the only person from up North that does not like the famous deep dish pizza. She is a Creative that loves learning new trends, programs and technologies in the graphic design field. Also, Sherry creates custom pet paintings in watercolors. After attending the American Academy of Art and Columbia College in Chicago, she moved to Kalamazoo Michigan for three years where she got a taste of playing golf even though the golf season in Michigan is only about three weeks long!
She played golf a little bit after moving to Dallas in 1994, but soon set it aside as couples dancing became a passion that took up most of her time. Dallas is THE mecca for couples dancing where one can find every style imaginable to dance seven nights a week. Her favorite is dancing Argentine Tango!
In 2011, Sherry decided to dust off the sticks and get back to her passion of golf. She loves this game that teaches her patience on and off the course. She joined LPGA Amateurs Dallas in 2016; and in May 2017, was appointed to the Communications Director position.