The Performance Team | The G2 Academy | United States
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Bluffton, SC 

©2020 The G2 Academy. 




The G2 Academy Performance team has the knowledge, experience and passion to uphold the mission of G2 Academy - to provide an effective training model for young females in all components of golf, while simultaneously empowering them to become the next generation of leaders.

The Golf Performance Team

Betty Kaufmann

Shelley Woolner

Betty has always been passionate about women's sports. Before the age of Title IX, she was a 3-sport athlete at the University of Dayton, earning her a spot in the Athletic Hall of Fame in 1986. Betty played on the LPGA Tour for two years, and then qualified and played in the 1982 US Women's Open. 


Betty is one of the most distinguished golf professionals and educators in the nation. She was the Men's Head Golf Coach at DePaul University for 19 years. Under Betty's leadership, her teams were named Academic National Champions four times, in addition to winning conference honors and putting together unbelievable tournament rounds. 


Prior to spearheading the growth of the DePaul program, she was a teaching professional at Pine Meadow Golf Club and the Lake Forest (IL) Heath and Fitness Institute. She also served as a teaching pro for the Golf Learning Centers of America from 1994-98. 


Betty is the mother of 3 sons and a daughter. She and her husband Jamie call Lake Forest, IL home and spend much of their time at their second home on Callawassie Island in Okatie, SC. 

Shelley Woolner is a 40 year member of the PGA of Canada with focus primarily on teaching and instruction. 


She started out in Canada, teaching and running a facility which developed into a focus on coaching, specifically juniors and women as the co-owner and instructor for Canada's National Golf School. She continued to build her resume and reputation in the golf industry, appearing for weekly segments on Canada's #1 Golf Show, ACURA WORLD OF GOLF, in addition to Guest Instructor Appearances on The Golf Channel's ACADEMY GOLF LIVE program. 


Shelley was the Head Instructor for Canada's National Golf School Links for Women until 2014. In 2015, she began a 2 year tenure at The International Junior Golf Academy, under the leadership of CEO Ryley Hendry. 


Shelley is incredibly passionate and cares deeply for the G2 Girls and helping them achieve their goals. She says there is nothing more rewarding than working with the girls and uses her expertise to help them understand course management strategics and fundamental understanding of the swing.  

Betty Kaufmann
Career Highlights

LPGA Midwest Section Teacher of the Year - 1998, 2004, 2007, 2013


Named Top 50 Teachers in Country by Golf for Women Magazine


LPGA Top 50 Teacher as selected by peers - 2008, 2009


Golf Magazine Top Teacher Midwest Section - 2005


2001 Golf Magazine Top 400 Teachers


Led DePaul Men's Golf Team to be awarded "Academic National Champions" by the Golf Coaches Association of America


DePaul Team claimed the BIG EAST Team Academic Award with all 10 team members on the BIG EAST All-Academic Team

Shelley Woolner
Career Highlights

Guest Instructor on the Golf Channel - ACADEMY GOLF LIVE


Appeared weekly on Canada's #1 Golf Show, ACURA WORLD OF GOLF, for 15 years


Head Professional/Director of Instruction - Blue Springs Golf Club, Home of the CPGA


15 years as Instructional Editor for Score Magazine


Voted one of Canada's most influential people in golf, Score Magazine


Head Instructor for Canada's National Golf School Links for Women (2001-2014)


Guest Speaker at Canada's first Teaching & Coaching Summit

Rebecca Kerry

Rebecca is joining the G2 Academy Performance Team working to learn and develop her skills and apply her knowledge and experience in competitive golf.

Rebecca is currently a Level 3 Apprentice in the LPGA Teaching Program, working towards the LPGA Certification.

She played 4 years of golf at Saint Francis College, then interned for the AJGA in 2014-2015 before starting her teaching career at RedTail Golf Center in Beaverton, OR. She has been a Tournament Director for the Peggy Kirk Bell Golf Tour since 2018 in addition to teaching at the Robert Linville Precision Golf School, while continuing to work towards her goal of becoming an LPGA certified professional. 

Lauren Tashman

Director of Mental Performance

Dr. Lauren S. Tashman, CMPC©is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC©) with the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP), providing mental performance coaching and leadership advising to clients worldwide.  

Lauren works with athletes to help them use their minds to their advantage and develop and hone leadership skills. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from The College of New Jersey, and her Master’s and PhD degrees in Educational Psychology with a major in Sport Psychology from Florida State University. Lauren has worked for over 10 years with a variety of sports, such as golf, softball, baseball, gymnastics, soccer, rowing, swimming and diving, tennis, basketball, and volleyball at a variety of levels including youth, collegiate, recreational, professional, and national/Olympic.  In addition, she provides supervision/mentoring for individuals pursuing AASP CMPC©and is the Mental Performance Coach for Canada’s Women’s National Softball Team. 

Previously, Lauren was an Associate Professor in Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology (SEPP) as well as Coordinator of the SEPP master’s program at Barry University in Miami Shores, Florida. She also served as the Coordinator of Sport Psychology Services, providing mental performance coaching to the Barry athletes, coaches, and teams as well as supervising the 

master’s students with their practicum experiences. She has conducted research and assisted with graduate student research on a variety of topics, such as burnout and perfectionism in coaching, case-based approaches to training in sport, exercise, and performance psychology, coaches’ perceptions of athlete leadership, and athletes’ perspectives on vision and cognitive-perceptual training.


During her PhD, she was very fortunate to have a graduate research assistantship in cognitive psychology led by world-renowned cognitive psychologist Dr. K. Anders Ericsson. She has published peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters, has presented and done workshops and seminars for various conferences and groups nationally and internationally, and co-edited two books published by Routledge: “Becoming a Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology Professional: a Global Perspective” (2014) and “Global Practices and Training in Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology” (2016).


Noelle Seman

Director of Fitness and Nutrition

Noelle Seman is a fitness and nutritionist enthusiast, as well as a mother of 3 young boys 14,12 and 9.    Noelle is a NASM  certified trainer who has been in the fitness industry for 16 years as a personal trainer and a competitive figure competitor.  Her drive to stay fit and healthy comes from wanting to be the best role model she could be for her 3 sons.   Noelle understands that "behaviors are caught NOT taught".   and junior athletes are soaking up good habits.  The confidence and self-esteem Noelle observes student-athletes gain throughout our training inspires me to continue to help young athletes.  

Noelle began focusing on training youth athletes after watching her son's and their peers on their practice fields.  

"I witnessed many passionate athletes wanting to excel in their sports but lacked the guidance on how to properly use and fuel their bodies.   I realized that the majority of coaches could teach their athletes and players how to " play the game".  But they couldn't make them "STRONGER to the play game"!  I don't mean Hulk strong, but I do mean core strong, injury prevention strong, and of course confidence strong!  It's been amazing to see kids develop physically and mentally.  Especially when they learn to believe in themselves!"

Noelle creates individualized programs for all G2 athletes. By training them daily, she creates accountability, she attends training and tournaments, educates them on how to use their bodies and motivating them to live a healthy lifestyle by creating great habits.

 Noelle and the Fitness & Nutrition Programs are essential to developing the complete athlete.