Deb Vangellow, LPGA


2015 GRAA Top 50 Growth of the Game Teaching Professionals

Deb Vangellow, LPGA

Riverbed Country Club/Houston, Texas and LPGA Teacher Education Lead Instructor

1214 Dulles Avenue

Sugar Land, Texas 77478

(281) 277-4653

LPGA Master Professional Deb Vangellow is the director of instruction at Riverbend Country Club in Sugar Land, Texas. She was the 2012 LPGA National Teacher of the Year, is an LPGA and Golf Digest Woman Top 50 Teacher, a Golf Digest and Golf Magazine Top Regional Teacher, a U.S. Kids Golf Top 50 Master Kids Teacher, and a multi-year selection GRAA Top Growth of the Game Teaching Professional. Deb serves as the LPGA Teaching and Club Professionals national president and is a longtime lead instructor in the LPGA Global Education Program.

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