Tory Beck, PGA/LPGA, longtime teaching professional and mentor to countless golfers, especially junior golfers, passed away on February 25. Troy was 65.
She spent her entire career at Glenn Dale GC, in Glenn Dale, Maryland, in various positions. Troy played in 4 majors, the 1984 and 1985 US Women’s Open and the 1994 and 1995 McDonald’s LPGA Championship. She played in 13 LPGA Tour events. Troy won the LPGA National T & CP Championship at Woodlands Country Club in Texas in 1994. She was named the MAPGA Women’s Player of the Year four times in 1993,1994,1998, and 2003.
She served on the National LPGA Board and was an LPGA Section President (2003-07). Her Troy Beck Golf Academy was noted for its Junior Golf Programs, introducing and teaching the Game to hundreds of kids each year. Each year junior golfers played over 5,000 rounds at Glenn Dale G. C., where the academy was based. Troy was recognized as the MAPGA Junior Golf Leader of the Year twice, in 1992 and 2000. She was awarded the prestigious LPGA Nancy Lopez National Award in 2008, presented to an LPGA member that exemplifies the qualities of Leadership, Passion, Giving and Approachability. She was also recognized as the LPGA Northeast Teacher of the Year in 1995. Troy is slated to be inducted into the MAPGA Hall of Fame later this year.