Frank LaRosa with Golf to Go on ESPN 1320 sits down to talk to Suzy Whaley, PGA and LPGA member, on the impact that she has had on the world of golf. She is considered a top 50 teacher by Golf Digest, she is a lecturer, a commentator, a mom and a former LPGA and PGA Tour player.
Becoming a golf professional was not in the plans initially for Suzy. She started college with plans of becoming a lawyer. During her senior year, and with the full support of her family, Suzy decided to go to Tour School and got her Tour card on her first try.
Suzy spent a few years on tour before leaving to get married and start a family. It was during this time without a job that her husband encouraged her to go out and watch Jim Flick teach to see if that was something that might interest her. She got to spend time with Martin Hall, Bob Toski, Charlie Epps and many more amazing instructors. These teachers helped shape Suzy’s love for the game. They mentored her and she credits them with many of the teaching philosophies she has today.
Suzy Whaley is one of only three women to ever compete on the PGA Tour. Babe Zaharias did it first and it took 58 years before another woman, Suzy Whaley, qualified for another event. She did it when she won the Connecticut PGA Section Championship which allowed her to compete in the 2003 Greater Hartford Open.
Suzy now operates the Suzy Whaley Golf School in Cromwell, CT. where she teaches a wide range of students with various skill sets.