Cindy Miller Awarded 2021 Nancy Lopez Golf Achievement Award
DAYTONA BEACH, FL - Cindy Miller has been selected as the 2021 Nancy Lopez Golf Achievement Award Recipient by the LPGA Professionals, which recognizes a LPGA Professional who gives back to the game in the spirit of Nancy Lopez.
The award was created in 2007 and is given to an LPGA Professional who embodies the characteristics valued by Lopez: leadership, passion, giving and approachability.
“I first met Nancy Lopez while playing collegiate golf. When I watched her play, it was like watching someone float through the course while making almost every putt she looked at. She became one of the friendliest Tour players I have ever met and has been a hero of mine for a very long time," Miller told LPGA.com. "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."
Miller is a former LPGA Tour player, and currently plays on the Legends Tour. She’s competed in five U.S. Women’s Opens and appeared on The Golf Channel’s reality series, The Big Break III: Ladies Only.
As a Class A LPGA Professional, she has been named a Top-50 Teacher by the Women’s Golf Journal and won 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).
She was inducted into the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame in 2011.
Miller won the 1978 NYS Women’s Amateur at Teugega Country Club. Her son, four-time champion and NYSGA Vice President Jamie Miller, won his first state title at Teugega 34 years later: the 2014 NYS Mid-Amateur.