Tara Roden

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PROFILE TARA ANN RODEN tararoden@gmail.com 250.470.0203 WWW.STARGOLF.CA A dedicated golf professional specializing in golf instruction, creation and development of numerous golf academies and lesson programs throughout British Columbia Canada for the past 20 years. Forming the company STARGOLF in 1996, one of the woman golf professional pioneers for creation and development of “Women teaching Women” golf schools and the “Let’s Play Great Golf” competitive women’s league for the Okanagan Valley as well as various mixed fun golf leagues, Ladies Nights and Jr. Girls Leagues, golf schools, marketing and budgeting for academies and programs, freelance golf writer, member of the National Coaches Certification Program and a competitive player in local and provincial events. The past 35 years of golf knowledge and extensive golf experience in the industry has presented exciting new opportunities to grow the game of golf in all levels, ages and genders. Passionate, persistent and enthusiastic in life and work. PERSONAL INTERESTS Recently becoming a long distance runner and cyclist, I have decided to train for a local Triathlon this summer as well as the Axel Merckx GranFondo bike race in Penticton. Fitness is a lifelong interest. With a strong interest in kinesiology and sports psychology, I have been fortunate to learn from many professionals working with them over the years to enhance my knowledge and teaching skills. My interest in playing golf for fun and in competition inspired me to develop the “Let’s Play Great Golf” tour for top level women and junior girls in my local area. I am passionate about sharing golf and bringing new players into the “game of a lifetime” through various lessons, seminars and writing. I often volunteer for local fundraisers and charity golf events plus enjoy the new social media keeping in touch with family, friends and students while travelling and working. Discovering new places, sharing great adventures, developing and organizing events, and spending heartfelt time with family and friends are my most cherished life moments. Learn. Laugh. Love. Live. “You only take with you what you have given away.” CANADIAN PGA EDUCATION 2010 David Leadbetter Golf Seminar, Vancouver BC Various Canadian PGA Training Seminars – Yearly in BC Canadian PGA Class A Fully Qualified Member, BC Butch Harmon Canadian PGA Seminar – Victoria BC 1999 Ed McLaughlin/Ginny Golding - Big Sky Golf Academy, Whistler BC Craig Shankland/Paul Runyan PGA Seminar, Scottsdale Arizona Mo Norman/Garth Hamilton/Shelly Woolner - CPGA Titusville Florida 1994 Canadian PGA Apprenticeship Five Year Program, BC Jack McLaughlin, RCGA Sports Mental Training, Vancouver Post Secondary Education, Malaspina College Nanaimo, Small Business Graduation of Nanaimo Senior Secondary School PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT, CPGA AWARDS AND GOLF EVENTS 2004 2004 1997 1997 1996 2006 2000 2006 2002 2001 1997 1994 1990 1990 2011 The B.I.G. League and Golfer’s Bootcamps, New Players Leagues 2011 “Let’s Play Great Golf” Women’s Competitive Superleague 2011 STARGOLF “Women teaching Women” Golf Schools 2011 PARWARS Return of the Student, Golf Events 2011 Growing Your Game, Mental Training Seminars 2011 Gallagher’s Canyon Golf Academy Development/Marketing 2008 Lynne Taylor Jr. Girls League, Okanagan District Teacher of the Year, Winner of the Okanagan District 2003 Vintage Hills Golf Academy Development/Marketing Junior Promoter of the Year, Winner of Okanagan District Key Note Speaker at Kamloops Women’s Business Seminars Big Sky Golf Academy Development and Marketing 1993 Junior Girls League and Camps, BCGA, Victoria District Host of Regional Education Seminar at Olympic View Golf Club