Sanford POWER Golf Academy adds pro golfer Sara Detlefsen

Paul Heinert
Sanford Health Media Relations
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SIOUX FALLS, S.D., Jan. 27, 2021 – The Sanford POWER Golf Academy, the most comprehensive golf program in the region, has hired LPGA member and teaching professional Sara Detlefsen as a full-time golf instructor.

Detlefsen, who has competed on the LPGA’s Symetra Tour since 2016, joins Todd Kolb, Sam Vosler, Matt Stricker and Cindy Rarick at the Sanford POWER Golf Academy.

“As an LPGA member, Sara will bring new programming to the Sanford POWER Golf Academy emphasizing Girls Golf and LPGA initiatives,” said Kolb. “She has a passion for teaching the game of golf to others and will be a wonderful complement to our team and academy.”

Detlefsen is a Class A member of the Ladies Professional Golf Association’s (LPGA) Teaching and Club Professionals division. She played Division I golf at Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, Florida, graduating in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in political science and receiving her master’s degree in public administration in 2016.

Her instructional career began on a volunteer basis with the First Tee of the Twin Cities in St. Paul, Minnesota, in 2011. Since then, her teaching highlights include being invited to teach with the LPGA’s Leadership Academy (2018-2019), Girls Golf Academy (2018-2020) and the ANNIKA Foundation’s Share My Passion Clinic (2018).

The Sanford POWER Golf Academy features movement experts, strength and conditioning coaches and a sports dietitian.
Great Shots, a three-story golf entertainment facility located on the Sanford Sports Complex, is the new home of the Sanford POWER Golf Academy.

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