Cathy Harbin, PGA & LPGA
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Cathy is the owner of Pine Ridge Golf Course. She is a member of the LPGA and a Master Professional with the PGA of America. Cathy has accumulated many accolades in the golf industry (click on the tab below for more information), but as your instructor at Pine Ridge she is dedicated to improving your game and making golf a sport you want to play! Cathy understands that learning is a process and will make improving feel manageable by working on just one or two changes each session.
Founder Cathy Harbin’s pedigree includes Class A membership in the PGA of America since 1992 and PGA Master Professional status since 2000. She is also a member of the LPGA and CMAA. With over 20 years as an operator in the golf business, including 12 years managing the World Golf Village golf courses, Cathy has perfected training and operational systems that created a consistent world class experience and sustainable proﬁts. Her reputation is known for creating exceptional member and guest experiences.
As Executive Director of Golf 20/20 for three years, Cathy helped drive the World Golf Foundation mission: to increase awareness and participation in the game of golf. She lead the successful launch of Get Golf Ready, a national instructional program. The initiative continues its dedication to the future health of golf.
Cathy’s history as Vice President of Public Golf, Golf Academy and Programming for ClubCorp in Dallas, Texas, provided operational experience working with over 150 clubs. In this role she helped to drive rounds and revenue. She also lead a culture shift where programming and golf instruction became key engagement activities.
Cathy’s dedication to the ﬁeld of golf combined with leadership acumen has resulted in an esteemed reputation with numerous accolades. Golf Inc. magazine named Cathy as one of the Most Admired Golf Course Operators, Golf News magazine named her as Woman of the Year and United Athletes Foundation named her Athlete of the Year. In addition to receiving numerous PGA Chapter and Section awards from the PGA of America, Cathy has been honored by the community at-large with recognition from the Florida Times Union as one of the 7 Most Powerful Women in Sports and the Jacksonville Business Journal as a Women of Inﬂuence.
Further proof of Cathy’s unconditional commitment to excellence in the ﬁeld is her three Hall of Fame inductions:
• 2011 Hall of Fame, Florida’s First Coast of Golf
• 2012 Hall of Fame, Brown County High School Athletics
• 2012 Hall of Fame, North Florida Section PGA, 24th member inducted
A recognized expert in golf, Cathy serves on many national committees. She is frequently sought after and quoted in both national and international publications.