Betty Kaufmann

Okatie, SC

Betty Kaufmann
  • Top 50 Best Teachers, LPGA

  • Golf for Women Top 50 Teacher

  • Golf Magazine Top Teacher for Midwest Section 

  • Golf Magazine Top 400 Teachers

  • LPGA Midwest Section Top Teacher

  • Numerous LPGA Coach of the Year, Midwest Section

One of the most distinguished golf professionals and educators in Illinois and the nation, she taught, coached or competed in golf for most of her adult life. Kaufmann was named one the top 50 Best Teachers by the LPGA as voted by her peers, she was Golf for Women Top 50 Teacher, Golf Magazine Top Teacher for the Midwest Section and Golf Magazine Top 400 Teachers, an LPGA Midwest Section Top Teacher and has also won numerous LPGA Coach of the Year Awards from the Midwest Section.

Since her retirement from DePaul after almost 20 years of coaching the Men's Golf Team, Kaufmann has been traveling internationally working with Junior Golfers in Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines helping them to develop skills to take their games to the next level, She also started a FUN Golf School which concentrates on the Fundamentals of golf and Understanding how the fundamentals relates to the Individual and her favorite is spending time at Pine Needles teaching at Golfari's and being around such great teachers growing the game.

Prior to DePaul Kaufmann taught at Pine Meadows Golf Club in Libertyville, Illinois and was an Assistant golf professional at Deerpath Golf Course and worked at the Health and Fitness Institute in Lake Forest getting injured people back out on the golf course.

Prior to teaching and coaching golf Kaufmann was Senior Women's Administrator and Head Women's Volleyball and Basketball Coach at Lake Forest College. She went to Lake Forest after serving as an assistant to the Women's Athletic Direct and assistant Volleyball and Basketball Coach at the University of Dayton.

An outstanding golfer, Kaufmann played on the Women's Professional Golf Tour in 1979-1980 and played in the 1982 US Women's Open.

A 1976 Graduate of Dayton with a degree in Physical Education and minor in Biology, Kaufmann played volleyball, golf and basketball for the Flyers. She earned her MS from Dayton in 1978 in Education with a specializing in Athletic Administration and was inducted into the Dayton Hall of Fame in 1985.

Betty and her husband, Jamie currently reside in South Carolina. She has four children; J.T., Tucker, Patrick and Norie.