Mollie Sutherland, assistant director of the professional golf management program at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, will serve as acting director of the program following the March 28 death of Ed Kelbel, the program’s director since 2008. She also will continue to serve the role of internship coordinator.
Sutherland is an active member of the PGA of America and LPGA Teaching and Club Professional Division. She is one of 160 golf professionals in the world to hold dual certification with both organizations.
Locally, Sutherland serves on several Colorado PGA Section Committees and is the LPGA Central Section Education Coordinator. Her professional career includes managing and operating private country clubs and public course operations for management companies and private owners in Arizona, Nevada and Colorado. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of New Mexico, where she was a member of the Division I Women’s Golf Team.