How about some good old times on the fairways with legends of women in golf?

Penny Zavichas, co-founder of the recognized Craft-Zavichas Golf School since 1973, along with LPGA Tour friends Susie Berning and Lesley Holbert, have formed a partnership to bring to women golfers an opportunity to learn and improve their game. 

Susie, Lesley, and Penny have called on distinguished LPGA tour players of their era to be a major part of the instruction staff. Not only do these pioneer women have the tournament knowledge to pass along to golf students, but they also have become some of the most outstanding teachers of golf.
A message from Penny Z.
I am thrilled to endorse a golf instruction school for women that is most unique in its presentation of talent and programs for all women in golf.

The school will be staffed by pioneer LPGA tour players who I have had the joy of knowing and teeing it up with in days gone by.
The instruction school will offer the features that made the C-Z Golf School one of the best in the market since 1973, and will make Tour Pioneers Golf School one of the best as well:
  •  Human Element
  •  Passion For What We Do
  • Simplified Proven Programs
  •  Veteran Pioneer Former Tour Player Staff
  •  Personalized Instruction 3 to 1 Ratio
We haven't hung up our soft spikes yet! What an opportunity for female golfers!
Come join the Tour Pioneers Golf School
Exceptional Staff of the...
Susie Berning
Winner of 4 major championships, including 3 Women's US Opens, Susie Berning has won 11 professional events since becoming an LPGA professional in 1967 (Rookie of the Year). Since retiring from tour play, Susie has taught for Nicklaus Flick Golf Schools as well as taught private instruction in both CA and CO. She is an inductee of the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame. Visit for free golf tips.
Lesley Holbert
Lesley Holbert played full-time on the LPGA tour from 1966-1972, but during that time she found that her heart was in teaching the game. After teaching privately and holding head professional positions, Lesley became the Head Coach for the University of Miami Women's Golf Team in 1977 where she led the team to two National Championships. She also held position of Head Coach for the University of Washington when she moved back to her home state.
Penny Zavichas
Penny Zavichas is co-founder of the Craft-Zavichas Golf School, which began in 1973. Penny is a LPGA Master Life Member, and was awarded LPGA Teacher of the Year in both 1973 and 1992. Penny is member of the LPGA T&CP Hall of Fame, and is an inductee of the Colorado Golf Hall of Fame, Golf Digest's "Best Teacher in State" winner, and received the Ellen Griffin ROLEX Award in 2001. 
Betsy Cullen
After 15 years and 3 victories on the LPGA, Betsy began her remarkable teaching career. She has received many "Top Teacher" awards including being a two-time LPGA Central Section Teacher of the Year and being a Golf Digest “Top 50 Women Teachers in America” selection. Betsy received the prestigious LPGA “Ellen Griffin Rolex Award” and she is an inductee of the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame.
Wiffi Smith
Wiffi Smith has won 32 major golf tournaments, including 9 on the LPGA tour. She is a French Open Champion, Mexico Open Champion, British Ladies Amateur Champion, Trans Mississippi Champion, and Curtis Cup Team Member. Wiffi is an inductee of the Michigan Golf Hall of Fame, a Distinguished Award recipient from the Women's Western Golf Association, and has over 55 years teaching experience.  
Gloria Ehret
Gloria Ehret played on the LPGA tour from 1965 to 1979. She won the LPGA Championship in 1966, the Birmingham Classic in 1973, and she won the Legends Tour in 1994.

Gloria has worked for the Edwin  Watts Golf Shop and teaches golf in Dallas, Texas. 
Our remarkable Teaching Staff will guide you in successful and proven fundamental teaching and playing techniques developed by Craft-Zavichas Golf Schools since 1973. You will work with, and learn from, our professional women staff instructors who have amassed a combined 77 years of experience playing the LPGA Tour and 250 years of teaching experience to assist you in your desire to become a better golfer. No matter what your aspirations are, the Tour Pioneers Golf School staff will help you achieve your goals. Simply put, our Tour Pioneers Instructors have been there and done that!
Since 1968 - Years of Successful Learning
Small Class Sizes
Our low ratio of 3 students per instructor assures you of personalized instruction. We cover every aspect of the game at the appropriate speed. However, our programs also offer flexibility. If, for example, you wish to bring your favorite 4-some and learn together, you can form your own group. However, if you come by yourself, or with one other golfer, be assured we will group you with other ladies of your ability level so you are comfortable in the fun learning environment. We welcome beginners! Our core Instructors are Penny Zavichas, Susie Berning and Lesley Holbert. The more students we have per school, the more opportunities you have to meet, learn, and play with our other LPGA Instruction Staff members as well! Bring your friends to experience the knowledge this unique opportunity provides, one that no other Golf School can match!
Rotating Schedule
The daily schedule of activities will assure each individual of experiencing the joy of learning from all staff members of the Tour Pioneers Golf School. What a wonderful learning experience being with LPGA tournament champions, players, and LPGA teachers who have reached the pinnacle of their profession. We know that no other golf school will have the experience of the staff of the Tour Pioneers Golf School. 

From Tee to Green
On the practice range and on the golf course you will learn how to improve your:
  •  Driving
  • Fairway woods
  •  Hybrids
  •  Irons
  •  Trouble Shots
  •  Chipping
  •  Pitching
  • Sand play
  •  Putting
  •  PING Club Fitting
  •  Course management...
from seasoned teachers and former LPGA Tour players of the Tour Pioneers Golf School.
A Typical Day at a Tour Pioneer Golf School
From 9 AM to noon reap the benefits of lessons and practice on your long and short game. Repetition is the key to learning, or re-learning, and positive practice optimizes time spent to improve your game. Then enjoy lunch with your Instructors, followed by 9 fun holes of on-course playing lessons with the Pros to learn course management and lower your scores! We also offer welcome and closing dinners, so there is plenty of time to socialize.
Golf With Your Instructor
You will get the opportunity to put the skills learned during lessons into play on the golf course. In the case that a group has 3 students, a Tour Pioneer Golf School instructor will play with the group to create a 4-some, and observe each individual on the golf course. If a group has 4 students the instructor may hit a few shots during the round but observe and coach the students during play as 5-somes are not allowed on most golf courses. The best way to lower your scores is to play smart golf. There are tricks to proper course management that our seasoned teaching staff can and will teach you! You will have fun learning the best way to manage par 3’s, 4’s, and 5’s. You will learn when and where to “gamble”, how to hit shots off un-even lies, out of rough, fairway bunkers, reading greens, etc.

Our instruction staff will show you how to hit any shot, anywhere on the golf course!

Techniques for Productive Play
While we are serious about improving your golf game, we also emphasize the fun in golf. We help our students develop positive thinking, resulting in productive play and lower scores.
Time to Relax and Reflect
All students and instructors eat lunch and planned dinners together, providing camaraderie and ample time to ask questions and get to know each other. These treasured times when we all gather together create lasting friendships and share the fun of the daily activities. 
We make golf enjoyable!
The Tour Pioneers Golf School is focused on the Women’s Game!
There is a distinctive manner in the way we take care of business customers. Over our many years in the golf school business, we have presented an easy, effective and complete way to learn. We realize that individuals vary in strengths and expectations. Our staff excels in working with each individual in a stress free way that enhances each person’s best efforts and focus. This is your opportunity to capitalize on our 247 years of successes on the lesson tee and 77 years of experience and winning on the LPGA Tour. Come join us – we’d love to meet you and treat you to an enjoyable golf school with memories that will last for many years to come!

Sign up now for the school of your choice, and check back with our Tour Pioneers Golf School web site for future programs, additions, sites and date offerings. We look forward to hearing from you!
2019 Locations & Dates
Pueblo, Colorado
APRIL 30 - MAY 4, 2019 
MAY 5-9, 2019
Since 1973, Penny Zavichas has been conducting golf schools in the Pueblo area - her hometown. 

Walking Stick Golf Course is a full service facility that offers a very challenging test of golf with its rolling terrain and excellent greens and is a regular site for both amateur and pro events.
Scottsdale, Arizona
MARCH 10-14, 2019
What a fantastic pairing of a terrific golf and learning facility at Starfire Golf Club and our host hotel Hampton Inn and Suites Scottsdale Shea for the Tour Pioneers Golf School. March is the perfect time of year to hone and improve upon your golf game for the upcoming season.

The Starfire Golf Club features a full length 18 hole par 70 King's course, and a 9 hole Executive course par 28, which will provide school participants all the challenges of the long and short game. Daily instruction will take place on the new expanded full length driving range, with ample tee lines, several greens, bunkers, and additional areas to learn any shot you desire. This expanded area is a gem of a teaching facility.

Within a mile and a half of Starfire, the Hampton Inn & Suites Scottsdale Shea offers all the amenities you desire for a place to stay and enjoy while at the Tour Pioneers Golf School. The hotel is located near exciting Scottsdale Old Town, attractions, dining and shopping, with complimentary shuttle service within 5 miles. Spacious rooms, free hot breakfasts daily, 24 hour fitness center, whirl pool and outdoor
swimming pool are just a few features of this fresh welcoming hotel.

What a Great Stay, Learn, and Play Package Offering from Tour Pioneers Golf School
Fun from Pueblo 2019
Fun from Pueblo 2018
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Celebrating their 60th Anniversary in 2019!
The Craft-Zavichas Tour Pioneers Golf School thanks PING Golf Company for their sponsorship and involvement with us and our participants - since 1980
With Gratitude!
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