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Barbara Puett - 6-time Austin City Champ

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Barbara Puett - 6-time Austin City Champ

When Austin’s Lions Municipal Golf Course went to identify the 18 greatest names in Austin golf, only four women made their list of “Legends of Lions”.  Barbara Puett joined Hall of Famers Betsy Rawls and Sandra Haynie, and 14-time City Champion Beth Cleckler on the extremely exclusive list.  Also on the list were her instructor, the great Harvey Penick, and one of her players on the Lamar High School golf team she coached – Tom Kite.

Puett shares her Legends of Lions hole (#11) with her husband Roane.  Between them, the Puetts won 11 Austin City Championships.  They won titles in the same year in 1961 and 1981.  Barbara’s six titles came over a career that captured multiple tournament wins including a Texas Women’s Public Links title.  When she wasn’t dominating Austin golf as a player, she was making her mark as a coach and instructor.  She is currently a teaching professional at Barton Creek and also offers informal golf classes through the University of Texas.  She is passionate about sharing her knowledge and passion for the game and has authored a large collection of articles and books on golf etiquette and women’s golf.  Visit http://barbarapuett.com/ for samples.

In keeping with her passion for the game and 40+ year investment in growing the game of golf in Texas, Puett has joined 10 other Texas pros in supporting the Breaking 100 campaign by giving 100 Lessons to Women and Girls.  She has spent her life growing the game and introducing new players to golf.  Her efforts for Breaking 100 will raise funds and awareness for programs designed to connect women to the game and encourage the next generation of players.  Click here to learn more about Barbara and find out how to support her in the campaign.

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