Four Seasons Country Club
Top 50 LPGA instructor
First Female PGA Gateway section Head Professional.
60th PGA Female Head Golf Professional in the world.
Played tour golf for a short while. Four children, remember.
LPGA Midwest Section President for over 14 years.
LPGA Executive Board for 14 years.
LPGA Midwest Section Professional of the year.
LPGA Goldie Bateson Service award winner.
PGA appreciation award for service.
Best ever were my children telling me they love me so much.
Teaching for 40 years has been a great pleasure. Nothing better on the golf course than seeing the student with the different looks of satisfaction. I am currently teaching at 4 Seasons Country Club in Chesterfield Missouri. I have been there for four years and have always wanted to teach golf on the golf course. Being able to let the student use the knowledge I have given them, and transfer to a golf swing that they never knew was possible. Golf can be very frustrating for a beginning and seasoned golfer, because they don’t take or get good instruction from their instructor. Learning how to apply what the instructor is asking them to do is very much a part of teaching. If a student doesn’t feel comfortable or doesn’t understand what the person is telling them, I feel it is up to the instructor to be able to teach in a way that the student understands. I have watched so many golfers who come to me, not know the basics of the swing, stance, posture, equipment, how to practice, how to learn to enjoy the game. I teach because I was a beginning golfer with an enormous amount of athletic ability and had only one lesson when the teacher took me to a golf course to play. When I had a bad shot, I asked why and that teacher could not answer my questions. Then I knew I had to find a way to learn to play a great game with little information. I was self taught and was off to college in the fall. University of Missouri, Columbia was
the college I chose to attend. I loved every sport and it was fun becoming fluent at each sport.
My first sport in college was volleyball. I was playing varsity volleyball as a freshman. During one of our practice sessions I was called to the deans office. Thought I was in trouble but had no clue as to why. When I walked over to the deans office and sat down, there were two women in the room. Wow I thought I was going to be blown out of the water. The dean started with: Beverly you are here because we are putting you on the Varsity Girls Golf team division one. I explained that I didn’t really play any golf.
The dean asked me if I had golf in high school. I said, yes I did. She stopped me there and said the team needed me. Of course I was always ready to help with anything.
My first match was one day after a tornado hit Columbia. The course had downed trees everywhere. Now remember, I had only played one game in high school. I didn’t know the rules I said. The dean gave me a rules book and said learn the rules. The dean forgot to tell me what to do when a humongous oak tree lay across the fairway. The were fallen trees everywhere. I finished my round, fell in love with the game and a man I was dating. We married after my freshman year and had four children. I left college after my freshman year and went back to St. Louis to raise our children. After 15 years I was asked to teach my girlfriends how to play golf. We went to the beach where we all lived and I taught them how to putt and swing a seven iron. These friends went to a local course the very next day and played nine holes. We got together, they were all very excited about the results. I asked how they did. They said really good. We shot the best rounds that we have ever played. I asked how they felt about all the other clubs they replied that they only took a seven iron and their putter. I said what? They replied: well that’s all we learned with. They eagerly told me that they shot on average, 15 fifteen strokes better than they had ever played. I knew then that I wanted to teach people how to play golf.