Susie Berdoy Meyers
A member of the PGA of America since 1994, Susie Meyers followed her University of Arizona golfing career by playing on the LPGA Tour, which included four appearances in the U.S. Women’s Open and LPGA Championship.
After her competitive career, Meyers has developed into one of the nation’s leading golf instructors. In 2018 she was selected among Golf Magazine’s Top 100 Teachers in the country.
Among the hundreds of golfers she has worked with is Rincon High state champion Michael Thompson, winner of two PGA Tour events and runner-up in the 2007 United States Amateur.
The application process and the requirements that were met and exceeded by Susie puts her in an elite standing in the golf community. She also wrote a book – Golf From Point A – about how to make positive and productive changes in golf, both while practicing on the range and while on the course.
Susie understands that a golfer’s emotions and self-esteem are the most important part of learning and development. Her philosophy is to guide people through the maze of details that the golf culture produces.
She works with each student where they are personally in their game. She understands that it is insights that are important and understanding the golf club and how it works that can make the biggest difference.
She has been recognized as the 2013 Southwest Section Chapter Teacher of the Year. She has also been the PGA of America, Southwest Section’s women’s champion from 2011 through 2014 and 2016.
Young players have developed and worked their way to the PGA, LPGA, Canadian, and Symetra Tours as well as earning college scholarships and high school state championships under Susie’s tutelage.
Golf is so difficult that it has been famously referred to as “a good walk spoiled.” Meyers, however, would edit that. She would call it “a good walk.”
She grew up in Phoenix, the daughter of an Air Force fighter pilot, choosing golf as a career path at 14, breaking youth scoring records at the Wigwam Golf Course, and becoming the school’s No. 1 golfer during her freshman season at Arizona.
She taught in New York, Texas, and Florida before returning to Tucson and helping her mentor, former Tucson driving range owner Jack Conrad, write his 2011 book “The Golfer’s Guidebook to Inner Peace and Lower Scores.”