The Latinx Golf Team

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FOUNDER & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, Alexia Gutiérrez

Alexia took her passions in golf and STEM to develop an organization that creates more inclusive, diverse and equitable outcomes in the golf and STEM arenas for the Latinx community.


As the former tutor and current Director of a year-long math tutoring program of 120+ Latinx students and 50+ high school and college tutors, Alexia began incorporating golf lessons in 2015 to afford high school and college opportunities to first-generation-to-college Latinx elementary, middle, and high school students. In 2018, the program evolved with clinics, camps and instruction to not only grow the game of golf, but to also make the connection between golf and related STEM fields. 

  

Alexia is on the national Board of Directors for the LPGA-USGA Girls Golf e-Leader Program and on the Leadership Council for Youth on Course (YOC), a national organization that has subsidized more than 750,000 rounds of golf, hired more than 115 interns and 362 caddies, and awards $250,000+ in scholarships annually. An alumna of the 2018 LPGA Leadership Academy, Alexia incorporates leadership and golf activities learned there into Latinx Golf offerings.    

  

Miss Gutiérrez leads the Latinx Golf Organization through program development, fundraising, resource development and by overseeing and supporting other Directors on the Latinx Golf team. 


Alexia is currently a high school senior, a member of the Neuroscience Journal at Stanford University and plans to study Chemistry in college and in graduate school to work as a scientific researcher within the golf industry. 

Meet Our New Directors

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DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS, Elena Jimenez

Talented in writing creative content, Miss Jimenez is responsible for all communications to ensure branding and messages are uniform and engaging. She is also responsible for producing the Latinx Golf Newsletter, something that she really enjoys. 

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DIRECTOR OF MARKETING, Isabel (Izzy) Guerrero

Developing marketing strategies, campaigns and products to promote Latinx Golf is Miss Guerrero's focus. She is also responsible for research that will position Latinx Golf in the golf and STEM markets. 

Board of Directors

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Azucena Maldonado

Founder & President, Latina Golfers Association (LGA).  With over 1,700 members to date, the Latina Golfers Association was founded in 2008 to introduce women of all ages to the game of golf. Azucena is on the advisory board of Women's Golf Magazine and has received numerous awards and honors for her work to grow the game of golf for Latinas from the East Coast to Texas to Miami, Atlanta and Southern California. Recognized as a leader in the industry, Azucena has appeared in Golf Digest, Golf Business, PGA of America, Southern California Golf Association’s FORE magazine, NBC Latino, New Latina, La Opinion and Latina Style Magazine, as examples. 

www.latinagolfers.com

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Laird Small

Director & Master Instructor, Pebble Beach Golf Academy. Laird  is one of the country’s top 100 Teachers by Golf Magazine—which is considered one of the most prestigious honors golf professionals can attain. He was first inducted into the list in 1995 and has been on it every year since. He is also the 2003 National PGA Teacher of the Year; Best Teacher in California, 2017-2018, by Golf Digest; America’s 50 Best Teachers by Golf Digest; PGA Teacher of the Year and author of Play Golf the Pebble Beach Way

https://www.pebblebeach.com/golf/golf-academy

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Greg Fitzgerald

Chair, Northern California Professional Golfers Association Diversity and Inclusion Committee.  Greg has been a PGA member since 2001 and is the Head Golf Professional at The Institute, a private golf course in Morgan Hill, CA. Greg organizes the Annual San Francisco Pride Pro-Am Golf Tournament every June.   

thp-sfpride.golfgenius.com 

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Scot W.R. Nei

CEO, Director Of Instruction RoboGolfPro® and Pebble Beach Golf Academy Instructor 

The RoboGolfPro® swing trainer was developed by tour player, golf course  designer and world class instructor, Scot Nei. RoboGolfPro® guides students through the motion of their perfect swing, creating the “aha moment” by combining the feel and understanding of what the swing should be. PGA TOUR professionals Vaughn Taylor, Bryson DeChambeau and many PGA, LPGA, Champions, Web.com, and Symetra Tour players all work with the RoboGolfPro®. Vaughn Taylor, while working with Nei and owner of a RoboGolfPro®, won the 2016 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.   Bryson Dechambeau has recorded 7 Professional wins & 1 Ryder Cup since owning his RoboGolfPro. Scot’s robots can be found in the US, Europe, Latin America, Middle East & Asia. 

http://robogolfpro.com