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Legends of the LPGA

Janice Gibson

Tulsa, OK
  • Futures Mini Tour- 1985-two time winner

  • LPGA Tour Member 1986-1998 & played in 7 US Opens

  • 1998-present PGA Class “A” Member

  • 2001-present - First Tee of Tulsa Executive Director/ Instructor

  • 2006-2017-East Team Oklahoma Junior Captain in the Oklahoma Junior Cup Matches

  • 2006 Junior Golf Leader South Central Section PGA

  • 2010 Women’s Golf Hall of Fame Inductee

  • 2014 Oklahoma Golf Hall of Fame Inductee

  • 2018 PGA South Central Section Youth Development Award- Eastern Oklahoma Chapter

  • 2019 Tulsa Public Schools Athletics Hall of Fame Inductee    

Played collegiate golf at Oklahoma State University 1979-1984, joined the Futures Mini Tour for 1 year,went on to play on LPGA Tour 1986-1998. Family was a big part of her team on the tour as her father or husband caddied on a regular basis and her mom babysat her daughter, Jessica, as they traveled on the road. After retirement from the LPGA in 1998, her focus turned to teaching golf on a full time basis. In 2001, a new job opportunity was offered at the First Tee of Tulsa. Janice has served as the Executive Director of the First Tee of Tulsa since the inception of the program in 2001. Alongside an amazing First Tee staff, the program has grown from 341 participants attending annually in 2001 to more than 19,000 youth attending annually in 2019 for a total of more than 90,000 students. 

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