Congrats Maria

Maria Palazola is an Accomplished Golf Instructor and has been for over 20 years. She has received many accolades acknowledging her as one of the top golf instructors in the Midwest such as being selected as one of the Top 50 LPGA Teachers, the Midwest Section Teacher of the Year in 2008, 2011 & 2013. Maria has also been recognized as well from outside the LPGA as one of the Top 5 Teachers in Missouri and a Top 10 Teacher is Illinois by Golf Digest and Top Teacher in the Midwest by Golf Magazine. Her expertise has been highlighted on the Golf Channel, sharing golf tips for Golf Fix and School of Golf, and serving as the co-host for 2 weekly golf radio shows.

These awards come from a lifetime of service and hard work. Maria is also founder of the St. Louis Women’s Golf Academy and, which pioneers online instructions for golfers all over the world. She also runs the St. Louis West Country Chapter of LPGA-USGA Girls Golf.

This all comes after a stunning career playing golf, competing collegiately and in LPGA Tour events. These accomplishments span winning the 2014 LPGA Midwest Pro-Pro and the 2002 Illinois Open, the 199 LPGA Midwest Section Championship, the 1993 Missouri State Amateur, the 1993 All-Sunbelt Conference, and the 1992 and 1993 St. Louis District Championship.

Congratulations, Maria, on a well-deserved honor and for your support of the Midwest Section and Growing the Game!