“Golf is a game, it can be challenging at times, but it should always be fun.”
Atlee is a native Sacramentan who comes from a family that is actively involved in all kinds of sports, including golf. Her parents, both sets of grandparents, brother, and numerous aunts and uncles all played golf recreationally as she was growing up. Her father started coaching her in the game when she was 10 years old.
All four years of high school, Atlee was on the Bella Vista Girl’s Varsity Golf Team. In her Sophomore, Junior, and Senior years she received All League honors as one of the top 10 players among all six schools competing in her conference. In her Senior year, she helped the Bella Vista team take 3rd place overall in Northern California High School Championships.
Following high school, Atlee played one year on the Sierra College Women’s Golf Team before deciding to commit her education to becoming an LPGA teaching pro. She is currently an Apprentice Professional and is pursuing her goal to become a certified LPGA Class A Professional.
Starting as a cashier in the Pro Shop in 2006, Atlee quickly moved into a position in the Haggin Oaks Appointment Office. The next year she began coaching The First Tee programs at Haggin Oaks, introducing life skills and core values to juniors through the game of golf. In addition to coaching the juniors, Atlee is also providing private lessons to golfers of all ages as well as teaching many of Haggin Oaks’ group programs.
Atlee has transferred over to Bing Maloney Golf Course to continue to grow The First Tee junior program. She will also continue to teach private lesson to golfers of all ages and teach group class. Atlee’s philosophy of teaching is to make the game of golf fun and enjoyable regardless of an individual’s skill level. She believes it is important to use a variety of teaching techniques and activities to motivate students and help them be successful. As a coach, Atlee encourages her students to believe in themselves and to put their whole heart into their game. Her ultimate goal is that her students love the game of golf.