Erynne Lee, an All-American golfer during her collegiate days and who has gone on to a career on the professional tours, has joined the Princeton women's golf program as its assistant coach and Springdale Golf Club as an Assistant Golf Professional.
Just as no one person is the same, golf is a unique, individual sport in which one’s swing is uniquely different from another’s. With that belief, teaching the swing mechanics should be tailored to an individual’s personality, physicality, time commitment, and personal goals around the game. A big part of my teaching philosophy is to simplify one’s approach to every aspect of the game and for a student to become his/her own coach by developing a better understanding of his/her golf swing and how it affects the ball flight.
Having played golf at the highest levels, I can very much relate and appreciate that learning and improving is a process that requires patience and understanding. Utilizing my knowledge of the game and my personal and humbling experiences as a professional golfer, I am committed and motivated to help others improve their game and achieve their goals, big or small, all while finding it fun and enjoyable by creating a positive learning environment.
Lee has competed in 26 LPGA events during her professional career. At the 2018 Bank of Hope Founders Cup at the Wildfire Golf Club in Phoenix, Ariz., Lee tied for seventh, marking her top finish to date on the LPGA circuit. On the Symetra Tour, Lee has competed in 73 events, turning in 10 top-10 finishes, including wins at the FireKeepers Casino Hotel Championship and the Donald Ross Centennial, both in 2017, and the 2016 IOA Championship.
During her collegiate career at UCLA, Lee was a three-time WGCA All-America, earning first-team recognition in 2012 and 2013, was a first-team All-Pac-12 honoree in 2013, was the Pac-12 Freshman of the Year in 2012, and was the NGCA Freshman of the Year in 2012. UCLA qualified for the NCAA Championship all four years with Lee in the program, finishing in the top 10 three times with a high finish of third during her junior year, and twice winning or tying for NCAA regional team titles. Lee played in the NCAA Championship all four years, tying for fourth individually in 2013.
In international competition, Lee was a member of the U.S. team at the 2014 Curtis Cup, was the stroke-play medalist while playing for the U.S. team at the 2013 Copa de las Americas, was part of the U.S. team at the 2012 Women's World Amateur Championship and was part of the U.S. team for the 2008 Junior Ryder Cup.
Prior to UCLA, where she earned her degree in psychology in 2015, the Silverdale, Wash., native and alumna of Central Kitsap High School was a two-time U.S. Women's Open qualifier, in 2008 and 2011, was a five-time AJGA All-American, and was twice named the Pacific Northwest Golf Association and Washington State Golf Association's girls Player of the Year.