Erin Szekely has been an LPGA Teaching Professional since 1996. She is currently a Life Member of the LPGA Professionals. She grew up in the Seattle area, attended Blanchet High School and graduated from the University of Washington. She is married to Steven and has three sons, and three grandchildren. She has been involved in sports all her life playing baseball, basketball, and volleyball. She snow skis and is a certified scuba diver. She currently lives in West Seattle and enjoys biking and walking.
After her children were in school, she discovered golf and it has become a passion and a profession.
As an amateur, she was a six time club champion at the Snohomish Golf Course and was a Snohomish County Champion. She was 1st alternate in the USGA Public Links Championship in 1995.
Erin turned pro in 1996 and became a member of the LPGA Teaching Professional division. She taught at Willows Run Golf Course in Redmond WA from 1996-1999 and then taught at Carnation Golf Course and is currently teaching at Twin Rivers Golf Course in Fall City.
Erin coached the girls golf team at Inglemoor High School in 1998 and since 2014 has been the Head Varsity Boys, Girls and Middle School Golf Coach at The Bush School in Seattle receiving two Coach of the Year Awards in 2018 and 2019.
Erin is featured in Hall of Fame Member, Manuel de la Torre's instructional video, "Understanding the Golf Swing".
In 2004 Erin made her own DVD: "Golfing With Erin" in which she goes through lessons on putting, chipping, pitching and the full swing.
She played competitvely on a professional mini tour on the West Coast as well as nationally with the LPGA Professional Division. She won the Senior Division title in the 2003 Colorado Women's Open and had a seventh place finish in the Senior Division in the Nevada Women's Open in January of 2004. She finished in 8th place in the Maryland Open in 2003. She had several top ten finishes on the US Challenge Tour and was a member of the Player West tour.
Her goal is to help her students not only learn how to swing the club but understand the rules and etiquette of the game. She teaches her students to be aware of what the club is doing as opposed to body positions. She credits Ken Kubitz and PGA member Manuel de la Torre for her approach to the game.