Certified Golf Instructor (in training) - New Jersey/New York
Born in South Korea, Sue Lee grew up in New Jersey. She has played in a number of junior and amateur tournaments, garnering multiple wins at the state and regional levels, playing in US Girls Championship in 1999, and setting the course record at Peddie School Golf Course in New Jersey. She has also competed extensively in national and international tournaments alongside players such as Christina Kim and Ari Song.
She followed her father, a KPGA professional, into the business, and turned pro in 2005. Soon after, she began teaching, and her passion for competitive golf took a turn, shifting from a focus on her own game naturally to golf instruction, and improving the games of her students.
She credits her students for her ongoing passion to excel and continue evolving as a better golf instructor. But her initial desire to access the truths behind a successful golf swing grew out of the baccalaureate dissertation she wrote at Rutgers University on the mathematical analysis of golf mechanics. Since then, she has been especially inspired by the teaching methods and theories of David Leadbetter, whose literature has guided her as a golf instructor.
Sue completed her first teaching certification in 1997, and is currently a member of the PGA Professional Apprentice Program. In addition, she has attended multiple LPGA training programs and workshops to keep her teaching knowledge and skills current. Sue is currently in the process of becoming a Leadbetter Certified Golf Instructor in New Jersey – Crystal Springs. This represents to her the consummation of her teaching career because it reinforces her belief that a golf swing constructed on the true principles can provide lasting improvements to any golfer's game, and benefit golfers at all levels.