Patricia's mentors and coaches throughout her career include:
Orville Moody, PGA Tour player & Champions Tour Player
Todd Anderson (Top 10 Rated Instructor, worked with Todd on her game for 12 years and taught for him at The Breakers in Palm Beach, Florida)
Chuck Cook (Top 5 Rated Instructor)
Mike Adams (Top 10 Rated Instructor)
Bill Davis (Top 50 Rated Instructor)
John Nieporte (Head Pro, Trump International Golf Club)
Dr. Rick Jensen (clients include more than 50 touring pros on the PGA, LPGA and Champions Tours)
Randy Myers (Founding Advisor of TPI, Titleist Performance Institute)
Dr. Patrick Cohn (owner Peak Performance Sports, leading sports and golf psychologist, teaching PGA,LPGA and Champion Tour players)
Kai Fusser (clients include, Annika Sorenstam, Anna Nordqvist and Karen Stupples)
She has not only been a student of these great minds, but she has continually studied their philosophies while applying them to her business of coaching and teaching golf. Patricia, her husband Joel and their 4 year old son live in Lake Worth, Florida.
Out of 23,000+ golf instructors in the United States, there are only an elite few who have achieved the level of playing full-time on a Major PGA/LPGA Tour and achieve life-time tour membership. In addition, only a handful began their careers as an instructor, honing the skills needed to compete full-time on tour with the world's finest players. Patricia has accomplished both of these feats through her experience as an instructor before the tour and competing on the tour against the best players in the world.
After a successful junior career, Patricia developed a passion for both teaching and playing competitively. When struck with a personal family loss she left competing at the college level and began teaching in the golf business as she continued to put herself through college at the University of Texas at Austin. Some years later, with encouragement from U.S. Open Champion Orville Moody and top 10 Golf Digest instructor Mike Adam's, Patricia pursued her dream of playing on the LPGA tour. With intensity and hard work, she was able to advance her own game from club pro to major tour-level status player and earned life-time LPGA Tour Membership.
Patricia has competed in many Major Championships including: U.S. Women's Opens, LPGA Championships and the Women's British Open. She has played against the likes of Annika Sorenstam, Lorena Ochoa, Natalie Gulbis, Se Ri Pak, Laura Davies and Michele Wie, just to name a few.
Living this experience gave her a unique perspective that very few teachers have. Performing the skills she teaches at the highest competitive level. Over a 20 year period, from 1987 to 2007, from her club teaching pro days to her last full year on the LPGA tour. Patricia honed her skills by surrounding herself with some of the best experts in the industry. She trained and studied with three of the current top ten rated instructors by Golf Digest: Todd Anderson (top three rated instructor by PGA Tour players, Oct. 2013; also works with Brandt Snedeker and Billy Horschel), Mike Adams (works with Briny Baird), and Chuck Cook (works with Jason Dufner and Luke Donald Keegan Bradley), in addition to observing them teach students of all levels. Todd Anderson was Patricia's long-time teacher of 12 years. She taught for Todd Anderson at the Breakers in Palm Beach, Florida.
In addition, Patricia has worked with peak performance sports psychologist Dr. Rick Jensen since 1993. Dr. Jensen's performance training enabled Patricia to excel at her golf game and instruction. She continues to study the science of motor learning under Dr. Jensen in order to better instruct her students in the areas of golf skill acquisition and mental training. Bill Davis is another key golf coach Patricia trained with for two years. His expertise on course strategy, structured practice and the short game has been an additional resource for Patricia's career.
In addition to being an LPGA Tour member, Patricia has continued her love for teaching at Trump National in Jupiter, Florida since 2007, and Hampton Hills since 2009. She is a member of the LPGA Teaching Division Tour Class A, a Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) Level 2 Golf Fitness Instructor, one of the first 30 instructors in the world to be credentialed from Dr. Rick Jensen as a Certified Golf Coach, a Hank Haney Level 2 Certified Associate Instructor, and is a Certified Edel Putter and Wedge Fitter. TrackMan University Master Professional
Prior to obtaining her LPGA Tour card, Patricia sharpened her golf skills in the summer and played professionally on the Symetra Futures Golf Tour. During the winter, she served as a golf instructor at The Breakers in Palm Beach under Todd Anderson. In 1999, she finished sixth in scoring average and recorded four top-five finishes. That year, she finished 9th on the money list, advancing her to the Final Stage of the LPGA Tour Qualifying School. There she came in eleventh and obtained exempt status on the LPGA Tour where she still maintains dual status as an LPGA Tour Member and an LPGA Teaching Member.
She has been an assistant golf professional and instructor at some of the finest private golf clubs in the country: Barton Creek Club, Onion Creek Club, and Barton Creek Lakeside in Austin, Texas. In addition, Patricia has traveled, taught, and played professionally in Japan and on other numerous mini-tours, where she won several times.
Patricia and her husband Joel now call Florida their home. Here, she has worked for Randy Myers (Founding Advisor of TPI, Titleist Performance Institute) at PGA National as a Certified Personal Trainer, speaking on golf fitness during Myers's and Mike Adams's golf schools. Her knowledge has been rooted in golf fitness since 1993. Other notables she has worked with in her career include: Kai Fusser (Annika Sorenstam's fitness trainer; she worked with Kai for 3 years on the LPGA Tour), Pete Dravovitch (Greg Norman's trainer; Patricia worked with Pete for two years on the LPGA Tour).
In junior golf, Patricia was a two-time Texas State Champion and won 22 junior golf tournaments including low medalist at the Texas State Junior, shooting 70 at the age of 14. She is also a two-time Southern Texas Junior champion. She qualified for the Optimist Junior World tournament and finished 11th in the same tournament Ernie Els won for the boys division. She won the Optimist Youth of the Year Award as well. She was inducted to her high school hall of fame in Boerne, Texas, for golf in 2010 and for basketball in 2012.