Nora McGuire

McGuire, of St. Paul, is the former head golf professional at the Phalen Golf Course, who retired in 2010 after serving for 28 years. She has earned numerous honors during that time including the Minnesota PGA Section’s Bill Strausbaugh Award – twice, in 2002 and 2009; the Minnesota PGA Section’s Facility Promoter of the Year, in 2001; the LPGA Midwest Section Professional of the Year, in 1994; the LPGA’s National President’s Award – also twice, in 1995 and 1999; and she was inducted into the Minnesota Golf Hall of Fame in 2011. 

McGuire, who got her start in the golf business as a caddie at St. Paul’s Town & Country Club, dedicated her life to serving the game, especially women and junior golfers. She has given countless hours to the LPGA-USGA Girls Golf program and charity golf events, including the Tapemark Charity Pro-Am and the Komen Foundation (Breast Cancer), as well as serving as host and co-chair of the HOPE Golf Classic, helping to raise thousands of dollars in the fight against breast cancer. 

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