My name is Ann Wolta Blackstone and I am an LPGA Teaching Professional and the Varsity Coach for St. Mary’s High School Girls Golf team. I have been teaching golf to women, men and juniors for 35 years in the Denver area and have been involved in starting a women’s golf store called “Golf for Her”, Director of the LPGA Girls Golf Club in Denver, Director of the Junior Golf program at Southglenn Country Club and Tournament Co-Director of the Indian Tree Rally for the Cure golf tournament that raises money for Breast Cancer in Colorado. I am a 2-time Breast Cancer survivor of 25 years and a mother of two children who are 30 and 34 years old. I am married to Tom Blackstone.
I learned golf at age 10 and participated in Junior Golf in Arizona where I played High School Girls Golf and won the Arizona State Girls Golf Tournament when I was a senior in High School. After competing in Junior Golf for 8 years, I received a scholarship to Arizona State University where I played on the ASU Women’s Golf Team. After moving to Colorado after graduation from ASU, I became an LPGA Teaching Professional and have been involved in teaching golf ever since. I have achieved the highest status in the LPGA Teaching and Club Professional Division of “Class A/Life” Teaching Professional.
JV Coach: Russell McFall
Coach McFall is excited to join the SMA golf team for his third year. He has coached the team to two consecutive state championships (2021, 2022). Before SMA, he coached at the high school level in Colorado and California, as well as coached in the First Tee. Coach McFall was a four-year varsity letter-winner in high school and has competed in AJGA, FCWT, SCPGA tournaments. He continues to compete in local and regional tournaments and enjoys trying to improve as a golfer every day.