Tina Tombs, director of golf instruction for the Arizona Biltmore Golf Club, has received the 2014 LPGA National Teacher of the Year Award from the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Teaching and Club Professionals (T&CP) Membership.
Established in 1958, the LPGA National Teacher of the Year Award annually recognizes a female golf professional who has most exemplified her profession during the year. Candidates must be a master-level LPGA Certified Teaching Professional primarily engaged in teaching golf and making significant contributions to the game.
Tombs has developed a premier teaching program at Arizona Biltmore Golf Club for golfers of all ages and skill levels since becoming director in 2001. Tombs, who began golfing at age 14, has competed internationally for more than 35 years. As a professional who toured with two daughters, she is one of the founders of the Smucker’s LPGA Child Development Center, which provides free day care services for traveling families.