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Maulana Dotch - LPGA, Breaking 100 leader

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Maulana Dotch - LPGA, Breaking 100 leader

Maulana Dotch is doing her part to grow the game of golf.  Many have heard that the golf industry struggles to connect with young people, women and minorities, but one would never suspect this after visiting Cedar Crest Golf Club.  The Tillinghast-designed course hosted the 1927 PGA Championship, but a recent Saturday afternoon visit proved that the course is not just an historic landmark, but also a leading example of what the game of golf can be.  The place was crawling with kids, women, beginners and seasoned golfers.  There were people playing, practicing, laughing and generally just enjoying golf and making friends.  The 1st Tee Chapter and programs to encourage women and juniors in the game are thriving at Cedar Crest.

Programs like this don’t happen in a vacuum and it takes a dedicated professional with a passion for the game to cultivate interest and connect people to the game.  Dotch began her path to Cedar Crest by playing collegiate golf at Bethune-Cookman University where her team won the PGA National Minority Collegiate Championship and she claimed the women’s individual title.  She is the first African American woman in Texas to earn PGA Class A membership and she is also certified as an LPGA teaching professional.  She played professionally on the Symetra tour before moving into the business of golf.  She is currently the Director of Instruction at Cedar Crest and is responsible for all instructional programs at the facility.  These include Get Golf Ready, Ladies Golf Clinics and the Cedar Crest Junior Golf Program that incorporates a junior golf team, the Cedar Crest Tigers.

Dotch hosts the annual Maulana Dotch Classic which raises funds for scholarships for seniors graduating from the Cedar Crest Junior Golf Program and other programs.  Additionally, she works with the LPGA / USGA Girls Golf program and the Pink Tee Foundation to introduce girls to golf and the valuable lessons and opportunities it provides.  She is also one of 11 teaching pros involved in the Breaking 100 campaign who have pledged to give 100 Lessons to Women and Girls to raise funds and awareness for the TGA Foundation’s Women’s Initiatives.

Click here to find out more about Maulana and her programs.  Or click here to support her in her 100 Lessons campaign.
100 Texas Women is a blog with each post featuring a different notable woman from the history of Texas golf.  You can honor these women and invest in the next 100 years of women's golf by contributing to the Breaking 100 campaign.  All proceeds benefit the TGA Foundations' Women's Initiatives.  Learn more and support the campaign here.
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Either I am out of touch (a very real possibility), or the Dallas area golfers have done a very fine job of keeping Maulana Dotch a prize all to themselves. I have never heard of anyone so accomplished in so many different aspects of the business of golf! And add to that her brilliant smile that appears to reflect her continuing passion for the game and all it offers in addition to sport. Thanks for helping the WTGA Break 100!
Posted by Molly Price on May 6, 2016 @ 12:15 am

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