CINDY MILLER

CINDY MILLER

Pro Golfer & Renowned Golf Teacher

The climate in Western New York may not be perfect for an aspiring female to hone her golf skills and to rise to the level of professional, but that didn’t stop Cindy Miller from driving right to the top of her field.

Cindy took her first golf lessons at the age of 15; however her interest in the sport still did not take hold. It wasn’t until her mom took her to an LPGA event at the age of 17 that she had a change of heart.

With a new-found interest and determination, the Silver Creek native qualified as a walk-on at the University of Miami. The next year, she improved enough to earn a scholarship, and by the time she graduated with a degree in education, Miller had served as her team captain and helped the Hurricanes win the NCAA national championship in both 1977 and 1978.

Cindy returned home and won the New York State Amateur in 1978, and one year later she claimed her first professional victory at the Lake Chabot Women’s Open on the Women’s Professional Golf Tour. That win qualified her to compete on the LPGA Tour, where she is a veteran of five U.S. Women’s Opens.

Cindy now lives in Western New York and is married to Allen Miller, a 15 year veteran of the PGA Tour. She is a Class A LPGA Teaching and Club Professional Division Member, and twice has served as Vice President of the Northeast Section.
As a player, Cindy has won both the LPGA Northeast and Southeast Section championships. In 2004 she captured the Golf for Women Magazine LPGA Teaching & Club Professional Championship in Daytona Beach, Florida. She is currently a member of the LPGA Legends Tour, where she competes with such stars as Nancy Lopez, Beth Daniel and Rosie Jones. She has six top ten finishes and sits 27th on their career money list.

Cindy was recently named the 2010 LPGA National Teacher of the Year. In addition, she has been named to the 2001, 2006, 2007, and 2008 Top 50 Teachers in the country by Golf for Women Magazine and has been voted twice by her peers as the LPGA Teacher of the Year for the Northeast. She won LPGA Northeast Section Player of the Year honors in 2005. Cindy was also listed in the 2004 and 2005 Golf Magazine as a Top Teacher by Region and has been nominated to their prestigious Top 100 Teacher in America list. In 2010 Cindy was listed among Golf Digest’s Top 50 Women Teachers in America.

In addition to her work as a golf instructor, Cindy is also internationally known for her role on the Golf Channel’s hit reality show, Big Break III-Ladies Only, where her play and finish won the hearts of the viewing audience. Cindy is a member of the National Speakers Association and travels around the country inspiring people to pursue their potential. She is the CEO of Cindy Miller Golf, a company that uses the game of golf as a tool to improve performance of individuals and corporations. They provide corporate training, team building seminars, and executive golf retreats.

The climate in Western New York may not be perfect for an aspiring female to hone her golf skills and to rise to the level of professional, but that didn’t stop Cindy Miller from driving right to the top of her field.

Cindy took her first golf lessons at the age of 15; however her interest in the sport still did not take hold. It wasn’t until her mom took her to an LPGA event at the age of 17 that she had a change of heart.

With a new-found interest and determination, the Silver Creek native qualified as a walk-on at the University of Miami. The next year, she improved enough to earn a scholarship, and by the time she graduated with a degree in education, Miller had served as her team captain and helped the Hurricanes win the NCAA national championship in both 1977 and 1978.

Cindy returned home and won the New York State Amateur in 1978, and one year later she claimed her first professional victory at the Lake Chabot Women’s Open on the Women’s Professional Golf Tour. That win qualified her to compete on the LPGA Tour, where she is a veteran of five U.S. Women’s Opens.

Cindy now lives in Western New York and is married to Allen Miller, a 15 year veteran of the PGA Tour. She is a Class A LPGA Teaching and Club Professional Division Member, and twice has served as Vice President of the Northeast Section.
As a player, Cindy has won both the LPGA Northeast and Southeast Section championships. In 2004 she captured the Golf for Women Magazine LPGA Teaching & Club Professional Championship in Daytona Beach, Florida. She is currently a member of the LPGA Legends Tour, where she competes with such stars as Nancy Lopez, Beth Daniel and Rosie Jones. She has six top ten finishes and sits 27th on their career money list.

Cindy was recently named the 2010 LPGA National Teacher of the Year. In addition, she has been named to the 2001, 2006, 2007, and 2008 Top 50 Teachers in the country by Golf for Women Magazine and has been voted twice by her peers as the LPGA Teacher of the Year for the Northeast. She won LPGA Northeast Section Player of the Year honors in 2005. Cindy was also listed in the 2004 and 2005 Golf Magazine as a Top Teacher by Region and has been nominated to their prestigious Top 100 Teacher in America list. In 2010 Cindy was listed among Golf Digest’s Top 50 Women Teachers in America.

In addition to her work as a golf instructor, Cindy is also internationally known for her role on the Golf Channel’s hit reality show, Big Break III-Ladies Only, where her play and finish won the hearts of the viewing audience. Cindy is a member of the National Speakers Association and travels around the country inspiring people to pursue their potential. She is the CEO of Cindy Miller Golf, a company that uses the game of golf as a tool to improve performance of individuals and corporations. They provide corporate training, team building seminars, and executive golf retreats.

The climate in Western New York may not be perfect for an aspiring female to hone her golf skills and to rise to the level of professional, but that didn’t stop Cindy Miller from driving right to the top of her field.

Cindy took her first golf lessons at the age of 15; however her interest in the sport still did not take hold. It wasn’t until her mom took her to an LPGA event at the age of 17 that she had a change of heart.

With a new-found interest and determination, the Silver Creek native qualified as a walk-on at the University of Miami. The next year, she improved enough to earn a scholarship, and by the time she graduated with a degree in education, Miller had served as her team captain and helped the Hurricanes win the NCAA national championship in both 1977 and 1978.

Cindy returned home and won the New York State Amateur in 1978, and one year later she claimed her first professional victory at the Lake Chabot Women’s Open on the Women’s Professional Golf Tour. That win qualified her to compete on the LPGA Tour, where she is a veteran of five U.S. Women’s Opens.

Cindy now lives in Western New York and is married to Allen Miller, a 15 year veteran of the PGA Tour. She is a Class A LPGA Teaching and Club Professional Division Member, and twice has served as Vice President of the Northeast Section.
As a player, Cindy has won both the LPGA Northeast and Southeast Section championships. In 2004 she captured the Golf for Women Magazine LPGA Teaching & Club Professional Championship in Daytona Beach, Florida. She is currently a member of the LPGA Legends Tour, where she competes with such stars as Nancy Lopez, Beth Daniel and Rosie Jones. She has six top ten finishes and sits 27th on their career money list.

Cindy was recently named the 2010 LPGA National Teacher of the Year. In addition, she has been named to the 2001, 2006, 2007, and 2008 Top 50 Teachers in the country by Golf for Women Magazine and has been voted twice by her peers as the LPGA Teacher of the Year for the Northeast. She won LPGA Northeast Section Player of the Year honors in 2005. Cindy was also listed in the 2004 and 2005 Golf Magazine as a Top Teacher by Region and has been nominated to their prestigious Top 100 Teacher in America list. In 2010 Cindy was listed among Golf Digest’s Top 50 Women Teachers in America.

In addition to her work as a golf instructor, Cindy is also internationally known for her role on the Golf Channel’s hit reality show, Big Break III-Ladies Only, where her play and finish won the hearts of the viewing audience. Cindy is a member of the National Speakers Association and travels around the country inspiring people to pursue their potential. She is the CEO of Cindy Miller Golf, a company that uses the game of golf as a tool to improve performance of individuals and corporations. They provide corporate training, team building seminars, and executive golf retreats.

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