Janet offers college scholarship recruiting guidance for girl golfers
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JANET LEADS DARTMOUTH GOLF TEAM TO VICTORY

Dartmouth golf team

Janet, as the Head Coach at Dartmouth College, had the honor to lead the Women's Golf Team to victory at the Dartmouth Invitational, 2011. It was the first time Big Green had won their Invitational in over 10 years, a victory which included shooting a school record of 302.


UCLA'S TITLE IX 40: JANET COLES
Profiling of UCLA's 40 game-changers in Title IX era

June 26, 2012

Title IXCELEBRATING 40 YEARS OF TITLE IX

UCLA Athletics continues its celebration of the 40th Anniversary of Title IX with a series of profiles of UCLA's Title IX 40. This group of 40 Bruin women were game-changers in the Title IX era. The first two profiles are of a pair of athletes from the early 70's - swimmer Karen Moe (Humphreys) and golfer Janet Coles

Janet Coles, Golf (1972-76)
The first scholarship women's golfer at UCLA, Janet Coles later competed on the LPGA Tour for 14 years, and more recently, coached at the collegiate and high school levels for more than a decade.

As a Bruin, she won her first collegiate tournament by 13 strokes and represented UCLA at the 1975 and 1976 AIAW Championships. Meanwhile, as a junior and amateur player, she was a four-time Northern California Junior Champion and played in five USGA Junior Championships, along with four USGA Amateur Championships.

Coles enjoyed a successful career as a professional golfer, playing on the LPGA Tour from 1977-90, competing in over 300 tournaments and 50 majors. Among those majors were 15 U.S. Opens, including a fourth-place finish in 1985. She won two tournaments in her career, the 1978 Tara Classic and 1983 Lady Michelob.

She has coached collegiately at the University of San Francisco and has spent time as a volunteer coach at UCLA, Cal and Santa Clara. Coles was the head coach of the girl's golf team at Santa Catalina High School in Monterey, Calif. in 2009-10, and in 2011-12, she was the women's golf head coach at Dartmouth College.

Ranked among the best golf instructors in California, Coles, the author of Three Shot Golf for Women has been recognized by Golf Digest and the PGA of America for excellence in teaching. In 2004, she was named Top 50 Teachers in America by Golf for Women and Top 25 Teachers in Northern California by the PGA.

Coles is a member of the National Golf Coaches Association Players Hall of Fame, the California Golf Hall of Fame and the Watsonville High School Hall of Fame.



NATE SMITH COMPETES AT AT&TJanet Coles

Nate Smith, 2011 PGA Tour Rookie and Janet at the AT&T. Janet coached and taught Nate from high school at RLS in Pebble Beach, through college at Duke

Janet says, "He is a star. There is no 'give up' in him."

 

 

 

 

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JANET COLES TO BE INDUCTED INTO CALIFORNIA GOLF HALL OF FAME download
January 2010

Coles, Doyle to be Honored at Awards Banquet

There will be a Quail Lodge Resort and Golf Club connection come this year's 51st annual California Golf Writers and Broadcasters Association awards banquet.

Slated for Tuesday evening of AT&T Pro-Am week, this year's gala will honor among others former Quail Lodge instructor and LPGA Tour member Janet Coles, who's being inducted into the California Golf Hall of Fame, and legendary Quail Lodge instructor Ben Doyle...download

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January 2009

Janet ColesFormer LPGA Touring Professional Janet Coles joins the San Francisco Golf Performance Center

The San Francisco Golf Performance Center announced today that Janet Coles has joined its teaching staff. Ranked among the best golf instructors in California, Coles has been recognized by Golf Digest, Golf for Women and the PGA of America for her excellence in teaching. Janet is a 13-year LPGA Tour Player and multiple tournament winner, author of Three Shot Golf for Women, and frequent contributing writer to the nation's leading golf publications.

The San Francisco Golf Performance Center is an indoor state-of-the-art golf facility conveniently located in downtown San Francisco and offers lessons for players of all skill levels.

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IN WINE COUNTRY - SWING LIKE A PRO
November 2008

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SANTA CRUZ SENTINEL
June 2004

Soquel's Nate Smith credits coach Janet Coles with fixing his swing
Smith admits he was down during his fall season as a freshman. Having played both golf and baseball during the spring as a Stevenson senior, his swing was out of whack, and prevented him from cracking Duke’s traveling squad.

So when the Blue Devils were on the road, Smith headed to the driving range and worked on the things he retained from his swing coach Janet Coles, a teacher at Quail Lodge in Carmel who made all 15 cuts when she competed in the Women’s U.S. Open.” . . .

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Janet ColesGOLF FOR WOMEN MAGAZINE
June 2004

Golf for Women Top 50 Teachers & Their Top Tips
The editors of Golf For Women proudly present the fifth annual list of the Top 50 female teachers in the country. To rank among the Top 50 Teachers, an instructor must have at least 10 years' teaching experience and be either LPGA or PGA Class-A certified.

We look for teachers who have been nationally recognized by their peers, who offer original programs for women golfers of all levels and who have competitive playing experience.

A Top 50 Teacher readily adapts her instruction methods to her students' needs, asking questions about their goals, observing their strengths and limitations, enhancing the former and minimizing the latter. . .

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Janet ColesGOLF FOR WOMEN MAGAZINE
By Janet Coles with Matthew Rudy
May 2004

Lost in Translation? Golf is filled with swing lingo that can confuse even the most seasoned veteran. here's your guide to dubious terms such as "shanking" and "skulling" and what they really mean.

“Students come to me all the time and tell me their friends -- and even their teachers -- are critiquing their games with technical terms they don't understand. Often they're too embarrassed or intimidated to ask for an explanation. And it doesn't just happen to recreational players. When I was competing on the LPGA Tour, my teacher told me I was an "under-over" swinger. I even described my swing that way to other people. The only problem? I had no idea what it meant! (Now I know that it means my club was under the ideal path in the downswing, which made me flip my hands over through impact, causing a hook.) Here are some of the more common swing-problem terms, what they mean and the drills to correct them.” . . . .

Photo: Dom Furore

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