Indian Canyon Golf Pro Named National PGA Teacher of the Year


Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 3:28 p.m.

Kathy Jensen, Pro at the City of Spokane’s Indian Canyon Golf Course has been named PGA National Teacher of the year. Kathy is the first woman as well as the first professional in the northwest region to win the PGA National Teacher of the Year award.

Kathy started playing golf at the age of nine, on a 9-hole golf course in Baker City, Oregon. She received an athletic scholarship to play golf at Oregon State University and after became a PGA and LPGA Golf Club Professional under Joe Durgan.

Kathy has been a Class A Golf Professional since 1990 and became the Head Gold Professional at the Highlands Gold and Country Club in Post Falls, Idaho where she stayed until 1996. Kathy spent the next 15 years as a Golf Professional at Deer Park Golf Club in Deer Park.

Currently, Kathy is the Director of Golf Instruction and  co-founder of Jensen Lindeblad Impact Golf Academy located at Indian Canyon Golf Course in Spokane. She continues to play in local Pro-Ams and tournaments.

A list of Kathy’s accomplishments includes the following:

  • PGA Class A Member since 1990
    ***2014 PGA Teacher of the Year - National
  • PGA Certified Member since 2013
  • PGA National Teacher of the Year 2013 - Finalist
    (Top 3 out of 28,000 PGA Golf Professionals)
  • PNW PGA Section Teacher of the Year 2012
    Oregon, Washington, N. Idaho, W. Montana and Alaska
  • IEPGA Teacher of the Year: 2010, 2012, 2013
  • Golf Digest Top Teacher’s Best in State List (Washington #4) 2013
  • GRAA (Golf Range Association of America) Top 50 Teachers Nationally 2013
  • US Kids Top 50 Best Junior Teachers 2013
    Honorable Mention (Top 100) Nationally
  • Henry-Griffitts Master Golf Club Fitter

About the Parks and Recreation Golf Program

Spokane Parks and Recreation maintains and operates four championship municipal golf courses all less than ten minutes from downtown Spokane. Enjoy excellent facilities, beautiful scenery, and challenges for the beginner or professional. The courses include Indian Canyon, Downriver, Esmeralda and the Creek at Qualchan. The courses are operated as an enterprise fund that is not supported by tax dollars. Spokane’s courses welcome major tournaments from all over the country. Special arrangements can be made by calling or submitting a written request to the attention of the golf course Professional where you wish to play. Fore more information, please see our web site, like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter.