Demetria “Dede” Moriarty has been elected president of the Northern California Section of the Professional Golfers Association, it was announced in San Francisco.
Moriarty is an award-winning PGA teaching pro at the historic Presidio Golf Course http://wwwpresidiogolf.com in San Francisco.
“We are extremely honored to have Dede Moriarty as president of our association,” said Len Dumas, NCPGA executive officer and chief operating officer. “Her natural ability to lead coupled with her consensus-building style serves our organization well.”
Moriarty, who is serving her 14th year on the Northern California PGA board of directors, grew up playing golf at Harding Park Golf Course in San Francisco.
Also in her 14th year of a second stint at the Presidio, Moriarty served as the first female head pro at the club and held a similar position at Crystal Springs Golf Course in Burlingame.
Moriarty also has served as president of the NCPGA Foundation, which raises funds for youth scholarships as well as for PGA HOPE, a program that serves as a therapeutic rehabilitation tool for military veterans.
In addition, she was a founding member of the San Francisco Mayor’s Women’s Golf Council.
Moriarty was named a “Top 50” Teacher by Golf for Women magazine, the Top Bay Area Instructor by the San Francisco Examiner and the Top Teacher in California for Golf Digest and Golf Magazine.
Additionally, she received the NCPGA Horton Smith Award for her contributions to PGA Education, and in 2015 was the NCPGA Golf Professional of the Year Award, the highest distinction bestowed upon an association member.