Miller adds ‘Elite’ honor to her golfing resume

Cindy Miller.
Cindy Miller.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Cindy Miller’s golf resume continues to grow.

The Silver Creek native is one of three new members of the Ladies Professional Golf Association Professionals “Elite” category.

The distinction, which was announced Saturday, was made to honor those who have reached the pinnacle of the instruction profession.

Miller certainly qualifies.

A 2014 Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame inductee, Miller has achieved at every level of golf. The highlights include being named a Top-50 Teacher by the Women’s Golf Journal and winning LPGA National Teacher of the Year (2010), LPGA Northeast Section Teacher of the Year (2001, 2005 and 2010) and LPGA Northeast Player of the Year (2005 and 2007).

In addition, Miller received the 2021 Nancy Lopez Golf Achievement Award, which recognizes a LPGA professional who gives back to the game in the spirit of Nancy Lopez.

“I first met Nancy Lopez while playing collegiate golf,” Miller said in August 2021. When I watched her play, it was like watching someone float through the course while making almost every putt she looked at.”

Miller added: “She became one of the friendliest LPGA Tour players I have ever met and has been a hero of mine for very long time. She has that special charisma that only a few possess. Her leadership, passion, giving and approachability are qualities I have been striving to emulate my whole career. I am thrilled and honored to receive this award.”

And, after the LPGA’s Saturday’s announcement, Miller is honored yet again.

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