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Meet Our Minnesota PGA Award Winners

March 14, 2013

Get to Know our Minnesota PGA Section Award Winners

Each month, we’re putting a much-deserved spotlight on our Minnesota PGA members who have been honored with a variety of awards. Our profile for this month is:

Stacey Christensen – 2012 Teacher of the Year

Stacey is currently the Teaching Professional at Minnesota Valley Country Club. This was Stacey’s first time receiving this award. 

What year did you turn professional?


What was your motivation to become a PGA professional?

Love of the game. I have been playing golf since I was seven years old and wouldn’t do anything else.

How are you growing the game of golf?

Growing the game starts with instruction. I have taught thousands of 

Stacey Christensen

Stacey Christensen

lessons to golfers of all abilities. I am actively involved in junior programs to get kids on the course and away from video games.

What was your greatest moment in golf?

Playing The Old Course at St. Andrews for the first time in 2008. I grew up playing a 9 hole par 3 course and to think how far I have come was a very special moment for me.

Who has had the greatest impact on your career?

Jay Overton. He hired me back in 1994 with no experience, just a strong desire to be a golf professional.

Besides golf, what else do you enjoy?

Love to hang out with my kids, read, watch and attend sporting events, live music, and The Minnesota State Fair… I go 10 times every year!

If you could play any course in the world, which one would it be and who would complete your foursome?

The Old Course at St. Andrews. I would have my three sisters complete my foursome.


2012 Minnesota PGA Teacher of the Year

Congratulations Stacey on an outstanding year playing golf and for being a role model in the Minnesota golf community.

The Minnesota Section PGA consists of PGA Professionals who are experts in the game and business of golf. Our mission is to promote the enjoyment and involvement of the game of golf and to contribute to its growth by providing services to golf professionals, the golf industry, people who play golf or would like to start playing golf. PGA Section Offices oversee the 41 geographic regions throughout the United States and provide the grass-roots network for the nation’s 25 million amateur golfers and with the PGA’s 27,000 members.

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