LPGA Teaching Professional Karen Palacios-Jansen has been voted as one of America's "Top 50 Instructors" by Golf for Women magazine since 1998 and this year was named LPGA Southeast Teacher of the Year. Karen has her own golf events company-Swing Blade Enterprises in Mooresville, North Carolina, and was recently named managing editor for Golf Fitness Magazine. Karen, a certified personal trainer, developed a golf specific fitness system called Cardiogolf™ available on DVD.
A former David Leadbetter trained instructor and Jim McLean Golf School master instructor, Karen has been teaching golf for 17 years and has appeared on The Golf Channel and a is regular contributor writer to golf publications such as Golf for Women and Golf Tips. Karen also has a weekly golf internet radio show that follows the LPGA Tour on Prime Sports Radio Network. Frequently requested as a public speaker and lecturer at local and national golf shows and conferences, Karen has helped thousands of golfers improve their golf games. For more information-visit www.kpjgolf.com.
Karen Palacios-Jansen Career Highlights
- LPGA Teaching Professional, Class A Member.
- Director of Instruction Swing Blade Enterprises in Mooresville, NC.
- Voted 2008-2009 LPGA National Teacher of the Year.
- Voted 2008-2009 LPGA Southeast Section Teacher of the Year.
- Managing Editor-Golf Fitness Magazine.
- AFAA Certified Personal Trainer and Group Exercise Instructor.
- Nike Golf Staff Advisor.
- Former Jim McLean Golf School Master Instructor.
- Developed CardioGolf™ exercise program- www.cardiogolf.com.
- Former David Leadbetter Golf School Instructor.
- Former Faldo Golf Institute Instructor.
- Regular Guest Instructor on The Golf Channel. Karen has the most appearances on the show Golf Academy Live by a female instructor.
- Voted to Golf Digest magazine's ranking list of the 50 Best Women Teachers in America and in 2008 was named LPGA National LPGA Teacher of the year as well as Southeast Teacher of the Year
- Member of The Golf Writers Association of America.
- Member of the North Carolina Golf Panel.
- Voted as one of Florida's "Top 50 Teaching Pros" Golf Digest Magazine 1997-1999.
- Over 300 published articles in local and national magazines including Golf Fitness Magazine, Golf Magazine, Golf For Women, Golf Digest and Golf Tips.
- Speaks fluent Spanish and travels extensively throughout. Latin America conducting golf schools and clinics. Karen has taught golf clinics in 12 different countries.
- Master's Degree in Journalism from Columbia College in Chicago, Illinois graduated 1990. Bachelor's Degree in Speech and Theatre from Stetson University in Deland, Florida, graduated 1988.
- Karen hosts an Internet radio show called Inside the LPGA on Prime Sports Radio Network.
- Intercollegiate Golf Team, Stetson University 1984-1988.
- Qualified for five LPGA events as an amateur. Played on Future's Golf Tour 1990-1993, 2000, 2004-2005. Career low round 67.
- Named as one of the "Top 40 Business Leaders in the Golf Industry under the Age of 40" by Golfweek Magazine 1999.