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KemperSports’ Carole Clark Awarded LPGA Professional of the Year


KemperSports’ Carole Clark Awarded LPGA Professional of the Year

NORTHBROOK, Illinois, November 21, 2019 – KemperSports is proud to announce that Carole Clark, director of golf and assistant general manager at The Club at Grandezza – an 18-hole privately-owned club and gated community in Estero, Florida – has been awarded the LPGA Teaching and Club Professionals (T&CP) national Professional of the Year. This recognition is awarded annually to an LPGA T&CP member primarily engaged in a golf operation, golf association or industry position, who is promoting the game through player development, growth of the game initiatives and other golf-related activities.

“On behalf of hundreds of KemperSports PGA and LPGA professionals and more than 6,000 staffers across the country, I want to congratulate Carole on this prestigious recognition,” said Steve Skinner, KemperSports CEO. “It’s wonderful to see Carole, who has been a loyal supporter of the LPGA for many years, receive such a high honor. Within her first year at KemperSports, Carole has accomplished so much, including growing programs for player development. We look forward to her continued success within our organization, at the club and within the industry.”

A 20-year industry veteran, Clark leads Grandezza’s golf operations, including hiring, training and managing the professional staff; developing, implementing and facilitating programs for Player Development within the membership and community. Prior to her current role, Clark worked as a golf professional at Wood Hole Golf Club and Fiddlesticks Golf Club.

Clark has been a loyal supporter of the LPGA and its programming. She has served as an officer for over a decade, worked on various committees and the Global Education Team, and participated in championships and pro-am tournaments. Carole also received the Southeast Section’s 2019 Professional Leadership of the Year Award by the LPGA T&CP membership.

The LPGA Professional of the Year is selected by the LPGA T&CP membership’s Executive Committee from the pool of the section award winners voted on by officers of six regional sections.

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About KemperSports

Northbrook, Ill.-based KemperSports builds, owns, leases and manages golf courses, resorts, athletic clubs and lodging venues across the U.S. and Caribbean. The company manages an award-winning portfolio including nationally-ranked courses, private clubs, municipal courses and tournament venues such as Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, named the No. 1 Golf Resort in North America by Golf Digest and GOLF MagazineStreamsong ResortThe Glen ClubDesert Willow Golf Resort; and Chambers Bay, host of the 2015 U.S. Open. For more information about KemperSports, please visit

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