Cheryl Anderson
Lake Mary, FL

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Cheryl Anderson, the 2006 National LPGA Teacher of the Year and one of GOLF Digest's Top 50 Best Teachers in America, brings a unique combination of teaching and playing skills to the Mike Bender Golf Academy in Lake Mary, FL where she is the Director of Instruction.

A native of Connecticut, she taught in the Metropolitan New York area from 1992-2007. She is listed among the Top 100 Teacher in America by GOLF Magazine and is currently listed at #7 on Golf Digests list of the Top 50 Women Teachers in America. She was also named the Metropolitan PGA Sections 2007 Teacher of the Year.

Anderson also is one of the best woman club pro players ever. In 2004, she earned the Met PGA Section Womens Player of the Year award for a record fifth consecutive season. Her play in 2002 was historic as she became the first women to win all three of the Metropolitan PGA womens events in one season: The Metropolitan Womens Open, the Met Womens Stroke Play Championship and the Met Womens Match Play Championship.

She also was runner-up in the LPGAs National Club Professional Championship in Southern Pines, North Carolina and in the LPGA's Northeast Section Championship in Manassas, Virginia.

Another professional highlight for Anderson was being named The Journal-News Suburban Golfer Magazines Golfer of the Year in 2001. Her season that year included making the cut at the LPGA Tours Betsy King Classic in Pennsylvania (the only club pro to make a cut on the LPGA Tour that season) and winning her first Metropolitan Womans Open.

A graduate of Rutgers University, Anderson competed on the golf team for four years, including two as team captain. Before turning professional in 1992, she qualified for the U.S. Womens Amateur and U.S. Womens Public Links Championships.

Anderson is a Class A member of both the LPGA and PGA of America and is a member of Proponent Group. She has authored numerous instruction articles in Golf for Women Magazine, Met Golfer Magazine and Golf Digest Woman Magazine. Her first book Teach Yourself Visually Golf was published in 2007.