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Wednesday
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Susie "Meyers may be the lone female PGA teaching professional to claim a modern-era PGA Tour winner as a primary student."

Here's a nice unbylined PGA.com story on 52-year old instructor and former LPGA Tour player Susie Meyers, disciple of Mike Hebron and teaching pro at Ventana Canyon in Tucson, who has been working with Honda Classic winner Michael Thompson since he was 14.

This was interesting:

The synergy between Thompson and Meyers also extends to Thompson's caddie, Matthew "Matty" Bednarski of Lancaster, Pa.

"Michael gave me permission to coach the caddie," said Meyers. "It's a rare chance to communicate everything about what is taking place during a round and learn about the way the two are working together. Matty has been great to work with. It is all part of the plan to help Michael make the next big step."

Last weekend, Thompson made one of those big steps, capturing his first PGA Tour event in the wind and cold at PGA National Golf Club.

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Reader Comments (7)

Pam Barnett taught Ted Purdy when he won the Byron Nelson. Pam also won an LPGA event.
Her dad had a great golf nickname, "Dynamite".
There was a guy I remember getting interviewed I believe after he won named John Morse. He said his teacher was Pat McGowan and the interviewer asked where "he" worked out of and Morse said no "she"--Patti McGowan. Memory is going, I believe he won Buick Classic in Michigan.
03.7.2013 | Unregistered CommenterOl Harv
Bednarski is one of the more entertaining human beings I have ever met. A very good caddy.
03.7.2013 | Unregistered CommenterRose
I believe she is the one who also said Tiger Woods 'sold his soul' to become the best in the world. Apparently she has been appointed God as well.
03.7.2013 | Unregistered CommenterBuck
I hope that some day in the future a great woman teacher teaching Tour Pros is not such a story. She is a Professional, no different than any other PGA professional. Gender to me doesn't matter. I hope PGA.com highlights all the teachers when their players win. The PGA Professional is so important. My Pros are amazing, my instructor is incredible. Without them I would be less of a player, enjoy the game less. Here is to all the PGA professionals that deserve all kudos for making the game better.
03.7.2013 | Unregistered CommenterJim
"Apparently she has been appointed God as well. "

I'll be at her golf course next week...will let you know.
03.7.2013 | Unregistered CommenterBobby D
Bobby D -

Bring your camera for the par 3 on the Mountain course. Both courses are nice!
03.7.2013 | Unregistered CommenterRickABQ

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