Mackenzie is a competitor, a teacher and student when it comes to the game of golf. As a competitor, Mackenzie has played at the most elite levels of the game against some of the best in the world. As a junior golfer Mackenzie played for and was a member of many junior tours and enjoyed the honor of competing for: the Tiger Woods Junior Golf Team for 3 years, the Girls America Cup team for four years and the First Tee Open at Pebble Beach two years in a row. Also during her junior career, Mackenzie was recognized as one of GolfWeek’s top 100 junior golfers in the country.
After achieving a stellar junior golf career, Mackenzie was awarded a full golf scholarship to Indiana State University (ISU) where Mackenzie was the first black woman to compete as a member of the Women’s Golf Team. Mackenzie graduated from ISU in 2010 with a major in Marketing and minors in Finance and Spanish and achieved magna cum laude honors. Mackenzie also received a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from the ISU Scott College of Business in 2011. During her time at Indiana State, Mackenzie spent one season as the ISU Women’s Golf Team Assistant Coach and co-founded a non-profit organization called Tee it Up, Inc. Tee it Up was a means of growing the game of golf and sharing her passion with underserved communities. In 2011, Tee it Up was awarded a grant that allowed Mackenzie and her team to teach golf to kids in Bitburg, Germany.
As a student of the game, Mackenzie has perfected her craft by becoming a teaching professional member of the LPGA Professionals and PGA of America. Mackenzie is TPI Certified, US Kids Certified, First Tee Certified, and PGA Hope Certified. Mackenzie has also held status on both the Suncoast Ladies and LPGA Symetra Tours.
As a teacher, Mackenzie was the Senior Program Director for the First Tee of Tampa Bay that reached over 70,000 students each year, Associate Executive Director of The First Tee of Tennessee in Memphis that generated over 1600 junior golf rounds played in 2020, and was the US Kids Local Tournament Director that had over 900 registrations and had 13 students qualify and participate in US Kids Worlds and Teen Worlds in 2020.
Mackenzie recently successfully completed Callaway Golf Company’s Leadership Rotational Program at their worldwide headquarters in Carlsbad, California and promoted to Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Engagement.
Mackenzie’s #1 goal is to grow the game of golf so that everyone can experience all it has given to her and all it has to offer.