Golf Digest ranks BallenIsles Golf Pro among America's 50 Best Women Teachers

Jul 09, 2012, 10:56 ET from BallenIsles Country Club

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla., July 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- BallenIsles LPGA Teaching Professional Annette Thompson has named to Golf Digest's biennial ranking of America's 50 Best Women Teachers.

"There are more than 2,000 female teaching professionals in the United States, and their popularity is growing among women and men--not just because we see more of them working with tour players, but because golfers of all skill levels appreciate their expertise, nurturing and communication abilities," Golf Digest editors note in this month's issue of the magazine.

The coveted Golf ranking of America's 50 Best Women Teachers is based on peer voting, which tripled the numbers of votes cast in 2010, according to Golf Digest. More than 1,600 pros cast their vote from ballots sent by Golf Digest to all female Class A PGA of America and LPGA Teaching and Club Professional members, as well as the teachers on Golf Digest's "Best Teachers In Your State" ranking. Thompson, LPGA Teaching Professional at BallenIsles, is ranked #20 on the "America's 50 Best Women Teachers" list.

"This prestigious ranking from Golf Digest is further testimony of Annette's dedication and we appreciate her role in grooming the quality of golf at BallenIsles," said BallenIsles Country Club's Director of Golf, Brian Kelley.

BallenIsles is also highly regarded for its championship golf courses, where many golf legends originally qualified for the PGA Tour. Whether it's the $9 million redesigned East Course by award winning golf course architect Keith Foster, the North Course, designed by Joe Lee, or the South Course, redesigned by Gene Bates, members enjoy the exceptional choice of playing at three distinct courses at BallenIsles.

Although restricted to members and their guests, BallenIsles' exceptional facilities, which include a $26 million state-of-the-art Sports Complex that is testimony to the Club's extraordinary commitment to a healthy member lifestyle, have a distinguished history as the choice of many professional athletes for both practice and competition. These include members, Venus and Serena Williams and the Senior PGA Tour's major success story, Bruce Fleisher. For more information visit

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