Deb Vangellow


2016 GRAA Top 50 Growth of the Game Teaching Professionals

Deb Vangellow

Riverbed Country Club

1214 Dulles Avenue

Sugar Land, Texas 77478

(281) 277-4653

LPGA President and Master Professional Deb Vangellow works out of Riverbend C.C. near Houston, Texas. She was the 2012 LPGA Teacher of the Year, is an LPGA, Golf Digest, and Golf Magazine “Top Teacher,” and is a U.S. Kids Golf Top 50 Master Kids Teacher. A lead instructor in the LPGA Global Education Program, Deb is also an honorary director of the PGA.

Facility type: Private

Past awards/recognitions:

  • GRAA Top 50 Growth of the Game Teaching Professional
  • PGA National Teacher of the Year
  • Golf Digest Top 50
  • LPGA Teacher of the Year
  • LPGA Section Teacher of the Year
  • U.S. Kids Golf Top 50 Master Kids Teacher
  • Golf Magazine Top 100
  • Golf Digest Best in State
  • Golf for Women Magazine Top 50 Teachers
  • UNI Athletics Hall of Fame
  • UNI School of HPELS Hall of Excellence
  • UNI Young Alumni Award

Technology used in instruction:

  • V1
  • Ernest Sports ES14
  • Tour Tempo
  • ThinQ Golf For Performance
  • Vision 54 For Performance

Approximate number of free “tune-ups” and lessons given per year: 50+

Growth of the game initiatives:

  • Group Instruction Programming For All Populations (Junior, Senior, Women, Couples)
  • Junior Golf League Play Program
  • LPGA-USGA Girls Golf Program
  • Equipment Evaluation Days