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About Mackenzie Mack

Mackenzie is a competitor, a teacher and student when it comes to the game of golf.

As a competitor, she has played at the most elite levels of the game against some of the best in the world. As a junior golfer she played for and was a member of the numerous tours: and also enjoyed the honor of competing for: the Tiger Woods Jun-ior Golf Team for 3 years, the Girls America Cup team from southern Nevada for four years and the First Tee of Southern Nevada in the First Tee Open at Pebble Beach two years in a row. Also during her junior career, she was recognized as one of GolfWeek’s top 100 junior golfers in the country.

After achieving a stellar junior golf career, she was awarded a full golf scholarship to Indiana State University (ISU) where she was the first black woman to compete as a member of the Women’s Golf Team. She graduated magna cum laude from ISU with a BS in Business Marketing in 2010 and a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from the ISU Scott College of Business in 2011. During her time at Indiana State, She 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 perfected her craft by becoming a teaching professional member of the LPGA T & CP and PGA of America. She has also held status on both the Suncoast Ladies and LPGA Symetra Tours.

Now as a teacher Mackenzie specializes in junior golf and youth development. She has influenced the lives of over 75,000 youth through the game of golf.

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.

Education

Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN

  • Masters of Business Administration
  • BS in Business Marketing, Minor in Finance & Spanish (Magna cum Laude)

Certifications & Accomplishments

  • PGA Class A Member
  • LPGA Class A Member
  • First Tee Certified Coach
  • Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) Certified
  • High School Golf Coaching Certificate
  • 2015 Top African American Golf Instructor 1
  • 2016-2017 Golf Digest Best Young Instructor
  • 2017 WCC PGA Youth Development Leader
  • 2018 LPGA Southeast Section Junior Golf Leader

Experience

The Tennessee Golf Foundation

Associate Executive Director & West Tennessee Regional Director

Memphis, TN — March 2019 - Present

  • Manage and deliver all junior golf programming in West Tennessee
  • Develop and Board and Manage fundraising events
  • Serve as media and community spokesperson

LPGA, Southeast Section

Secretary

FL — November 2016 - March 2019

Treasurer

FL — November 2015 - December 2016

The First Tee of Tampa Bay

Program Director

Tampa, FL — October 2014 - March 2019

  • Manage and train a staff of 30 employees
  • Organize, facilitate, and schedule programing for 13 sites
  • Develop new programing
  • Handle program registration and parent communication

Hillsborough County School District

High school Golf Coach

Tampa, FL — August 2012 - March 2019

  • Organize and schedule practices and matches
  • Train and coach the members of the team
  • Transport member to practice and matches

Assistant Women's Golf Coach

Terre Haute, IN — May 2010 - May 2011

  • Coordinated all travel plans for Spring & Fall Seasons
  • Assisted team members with golf course management and swing mechanics
  • Purchased and Managed equipment for the team using Excel generated expense reports and check requests
  • Communicated with NCAA coaches to coordinate events

Innisbrook Golf Resort

Golf Operations Intern

Palm Harbor, FL — June 2009 - August 2009

  • Inside services- Handled pro shop management including, merchandising, customer service, intermediate level mastery of SMS Host computer system
  • Outside Services- Assisted and communicated with customers, worked with a team of employees
  • PR Department- Collaborated with a team on marketing strategies; Organized customer database for sales department

Leadership and Development

Tee It Up Golf, Inc.

President and Founder

Las Vegas, NV — August 2008 - Present

  • Created and maintained company website
  • Organized youth clinics/lesson that taught golf course management, etiquette, and how to swing a golf club
  • Developed a teaching curriculum to help students learn all elements of the game of golf
  • Maintained company and grant budgeting

Professional Golf Player

June 2012 - Present

  • Member of the Symetra Tour & Member of the Suncoast Tour

Publications

Women’s Golf College Directory (ISBN-10 1500171530)

  • Compiled to provide a quick reference for young, female golfers researching college options

Men’s Golf College Directory (ISBN-10 1502737841)
  • Compiled to provide a quick reference for young, male golfers researching college options