Golf has been a part of my life from the very beginning, 66 years ago! It was a family love affair as my parents, my sister and brother were very accomplished golfers. My sister Dorothy Ann Cleary was my inspiration to join VSWGA where I have been a member for over 20 years. She taught me to try to give back to the game in some way in appreciation for what the game has given me in my life.
My brother Donald became a lifetime member of the PGA, and experienced a few years on the tour. I had the honor to caddy for him. His mental toughness and perseverance helped inspire my dedication for the game of golf and self-improvement.
My working career started at American Airlines as a flight attendant, in the restaurant business, then onto developing a successful Avon territory recruiting over 250 female reps, that I trained and worked with to develop successful business models for themselves and their families. Finished my career with a long run of 39 years in the dental business, sales, management and in the end, traveled the world training sales people, lecturing on Infection Control, OSAP and ADA Guideline’s, as I set myself up for retired living.
Currently residing in Stratton Vermont, in the warm months playing at Mount Snow Golf Course where I have been the VSWGA club rep and director at large, and I have led the ladies league for three years. I started with 18 ladies now up to 49! This year helped coach golf with the Mount Snow Bluebirds Adaptive Sports Program to the Olympics Fall Games.
I have also been rating courses, giving me a better understanding of a golf course layout. In my spare time i have two Lake Houses that I rent out with VRBO in Woodford Vt.
During the winter months I retreat to Sun City Center Florida where I am the Captain of Scepter Golf Course ladies league and am active in five golf leagues over the course of the winter, a traveling league, Mid Gulf, where pace of play is a strong issue, State days and majors with FSGA, and EWGA.
My love of golf is pervasive and my passion for sharing this love of the game with beginners, newcomers to competitive, “Fun” golf and established golfers alike is endless. My hopes are to share my experience and energy to help the VSWGA to become a leading voice in Ladies Golf in Vermont for another 90 years!