Quarter Century Club
Quarter Century Club Celebrating 25 Years of Service as a PGA Member
GA Members who have served the PGA of America with honor and pride for 25 years are elected to the Quarter Century Club. Their steadfast promotion of our great sport is recognized with a letter from the PGA President, a special Quarter Century Club certificate and a gold Quarter Century Club lapel pin. This month, the Colorado Section is proud to feature Quarter Century Club Member, Anne Kelly, PGA.
Anne Kelly, PGA
University of Colorado – Head Women’s Golf Coach Where did you grow up? I grew up in Tucson, Arizona. What was your first introduction to the game of golf? My dad introduced me to the game. He loved golf! Why did you choose to become a PGA Golf Professional? I love the game and being a part of it. After my stint on the LPGA, I wanted to stay involved with the profession. Being associated with the PGA gave me the most opportunities to do so. What makes you most proud about being a PGA Professional? The work the organization does to help kids become involved with the game, especially those that haven’t had the opportunity or exposure to golf, is what makes me proud. What golf facilities have you been employed at and in what capacity? I have worked at Silverbell Golf Course in Tucson, Arizona, as an Assistant Golf Professional. Then, at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, I was a Golf Coach, like I am now at The University of Colorado. What do you feel is the most meaningful contribution to the game of golf you have made? Coaching student athletes and helping them to pursue their goals not only in golf, but with future professions, is the most meaningful contribution I feel I have made to others.
From left to right: Brittany Fan, former CU Player and currently a Symetra Tour Member; Anne Kelly, PGA, and Esther Lee, current LPGA Member.
What hobbies do you have outside of golf? I enjoy hiking, biking, skiing, pickle ball and listening to Podcasts. If you could have a dream foursome, who would it be and why? My dream foursome would include former team members Emily Talley, Brittany Fan and Erin Kerr Houstma because they loved playing golf and had so much fun playing the game.
This and That? Short par 5 or short par 3? Short par 3 Match Play or Stroke Play? Stroke Play Pizza or tacos? Both
Music on or music off on the course? Off Morning or evening person? Morning
Favorite fast food chain? Chick –Fil-A Shorts, pants or skort on the course? Skort Chocolate or vanilla? Chocolate