There is a lot of history and accomplishments in the Sandhills with our two guests, Donna Andrews and Sally Austin.
Donna Andrews, currently a golf instructor at Pine Needles, was an accomplished 7 time winner on the LPGA tour including one major tournament.
Sally Austin started taking lessons from Peggy Kirk Bell when she was 13 years old. She has played the mini tours in Asia & Europe as well as one year on the LPGA Tour.
She served as the golf coach at the University of North Carolina from 1993 – 2009.
Together, these ladies discuss their careers, ties to the Sandhills, and the benefits of teaching and coaching students in today’s game.
Donna and Sally both give private lessons.
Born in Lynchburg, Virginia, Andrews played college golf at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, and won the North and South Women’s Amateur at Pinehurst in 1988.
Andrews’ rookie season on the LPGA Tour was 1990; she won six titles between 1993 and 1998, including a major championship, the 1994 Nabisco Dinah Shore, won with a birdie on the final hole. Her best finish on the money list was third in 1998, and she also made the top ten in 1993 (9th) and 1994 (5th). Andrews represented the United States in the Solheim Cup in 1994 and 1998, and was the captain of the Junior Solheim Cup team in 2007.
After her retirement from LPGA Tour, Andrews became a golf instructor at Pine Needles Resort near Pinehurst, North Carolina and is co-owner of Andrews and James Real Estate. Andrews has two children; son Connor and daughter Sarah with husband James Tepatti.
In 2005, Andrews was inducted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame
Will be inducted into the Virginia Golf Hall of Fame in May 2017
Donna Andrews email@example.com
Grew up in Raeford.
Started taking lessons from Mrs. Bell when she was 13 or 14.
At the encouragement of her father she helped start the UNC golf team with Mindy Moore in 1973.
Won the State Am at Mid Pines in 1979.
Turned pro in fall of 1980.
Played mini tours, the Asia and European Tours until 1987 when she played on the LPGA for just over a year.
Taught golf schools at Pine Needles, Ben Sutton Golf School, Craft-Zavichas schools after she left the tour until 1993 when she became the UNC Women’s Golf Coach. Coached until 2009. Taught private lessons at Chapel Hill CC until she moved back to Moore County in July of 2018.
Now teaches at Pine Needles in the Golfaris, Golf Academies and Donna’s bootcamps. She also gives private lessons there too.
Sally Austin firstname.lastname@example.org