Mary Hafeman has come a long way from her days growing up in West Bend and the distinction of being the first WIAA state girls golf champion.
The University of Florida. The LPGA Tour. The PGA of America. The Wisconsin State Golf Association Hall of Fame.
Those have all been stops in a distinguished career as a player and teacher that has spanned five decades. And now comes another.
Hafeman has been honored with the 2016 PGA Player Development Award for her commitment to implementing dynamic programming for golfers of all ages and skill levels, the PGA of America announced this week.
The PGA Player Development Award bestows special recognition on a PGA Golf Professional who has displayed extraordinary and exemplary contribution and achievement in the area of player development.
This recognition comes on the heels of Hafeman, who now splits her time between Deer Creek CC in Florida and Missing Links GC and Driving Range in Mequon, receiving the Player Development Award for the North Florida PGA Section in 2014 and 2016.
Hafeman, a dual member of both the North Florida and Wisconsin PGA Sections, is president and owner of Fore in One Golf Services, and is a highly regarded and accomplished player, instructor and operations specialist within the golf industry. A Golf Range Association Top 50 Growing the Game Teacher, Hafeman is extremely active in hosting programs, such as Get Golf Ready, PGA Junior League and LPGA Girls Golf, among others.