MEDIA PHOTOS AND BIO
1. MEDIA PHOTOS (Fall 2013) and permissions for presentation and release purposes provided below.
2. SHORT BIO:
Raised in Lakeville, Massachusetts and beginning golfing near age 4, Nicole Weller rose through youth golf and women's amateur golf competition before playing on scholarship for Wake Forest University, where she earned her B.A. in Psychology ('94). Nicole followed with a master's degree in sport psychology at The University of Tennessee-Knoxville ('95) and proceeded to enter into both the LPGA and PGA of America certification programs while working as an assistant professional at Cherokee Country Club in Knoxville. Nicole progressed as a teaching professional at Fairways and Green Golf Center in Knoxville, where she grew the LPGA*USGA Girls Golf chapter there from 15 to nearly 80 girls ages 4-17 before moving to Savannah, Georgia, with her husband (PGA member and Head Golf Professional Ty Weller). Nicole served members and their guests there at The Landings Club as Head Teaching Professional before joining forces with U.S. Kids Golf in the Pinehurst area at the Longleaf Golf & Family Club in Southern Pines, where she currently serves as a senior director for the Coaches Institute and Longleaf Academy.
Nicole is a Class A member of both the PGA of America and the LPGA T&CP. She is U.S. Kids Golf and Spirit of Golf Certified, has attended TPI/TPI Junior, served on two PGA National Youth Player Development Committees, one LPGA Education Committee and one PGA Special National Awards Committee.
Nicole has been a presenter at PGA National Youth & Family Summits and the LPGA National Teaching Summit, as well as PGA sections around the country.
Having authored Stick to Sports: Let's Play Golf for children ages 4-8+ (2011) and expanding into the related Match Play Golf educational flaschard memory games in 2014, Nicole is the first duo award recipient in the same year for both the PGA and LPGA Junior Golf leader Awards (2013). She launched Little Golf T.R.A.I.N. with partner Dr. Patricia Donnelly in 2016, a certification and turnkey curricula/kit program designed to assist professionals and industry coaches learn how to work with youngsters ages 2-5 through various early childhood concepts such as behavior, nutrition, early childhood theory, safety and near-golf activities (interpersonal skills, intrapersonal skills, physical movement, fitness, art and music).
Nicole has earned other honors to include GRAA Top 50 Growth of the Game Teacher, U.S. Kids Golf Master Kids Teacher, Georgia PGA Horton Smith Section Award, Golf Digest Best 50 Women Teachers, Golf Digest Best Young Teacher, Golf Digest Top Teacher in the State, LPGA T&CP Southeast Junior Golf Leader and Teacher of the Year, Georgia PGA East Chapter Teacher of the Year and Inaugural LPGA / Women's Golf Journal Top 50 Teacher.
Nicole enjoys quiet downtime at home, traveling, baking, home improvement projects and family time with her husband in Pinehurst, NC. Her background includes a European upbringing, with both parents having immigrated to the U.S. from Germany and Switzerland and a brother who now resides overseas. She has been hanggliding, skydiving and has attained a black belt in the Isshinryu martial arts form (weapons, forms, sparring).
For further information, videos and product, please visit www.nicoleweller.com.
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