Deb Vangellow


2012 GRAA Top 50 Growth of the Game Teaching Professionals

Deb Vangellow

Sweetwater Country Club

4400 Palm Royale Boulevard

Sugar Land, TX 77479

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LPGA Master Professional Deb Vangellow is the director of instruction at Sweetwater Country Club in Houston.  She is the 2012 LPGA National Teacher Of The Year, an LPGA and Golf Digest Woman Top 50 Teacher, a Golf Digest and Golf Magazine Top Regional Teacher, a US Kids Top 50 Kids Teacher, and was continually featured in Golf For Women Magazine as a Top 50 Teacher. Deb serves as the National Vice President of the LPGA Teaching And Club Professionals and is a longtime lead instructor in the LPGA Global Education Program.

Facility type: Private

Past awards/recognitions:

  • LPGA Section Teacher of the Year
  • Golf Digest Top 50 Teachers
  • Golf Digest Best in State

Technology used in instruction:

  • V1 Pro
  • GAW teaching and training aides

Approximate number of free “tune-ups” and lessons given per year: 25

Growth of the game initiatives:

  • Year-round education programs for pee-wee, juniors, women, seniors, men, couples, and special needs golfers
  • Practice club
  • 2-hole, 4-hole, and 9-hole golf play programs
  • Equipment evaluations and recommendations