Diné golfer turning passion into career

Former UNM graduate Jessica Daillebouts is a PGA Tour Superstore Golf Instructor and Talking Stick Golf Course Assistant Golf Professional in Scottsdale, Ariz. (Special to the Times Photo by Oree Foster)

Former UNM graduate Jessica Daillebouts is a PGA Tour Superstore Golf Instructor and Talking Stick Golf Course Assistant Golf Professional in Scottsdale, Ariz. (Special to the Times Photo by Oree Foster)

FORT DEFIANCE

Jessica Dailleboust has an impressive resume as a golf instructor.

Dailleboust, a 27-year-old Navajo/Comanche/Ottawa/Mohawk originally from Albuquerque, gained knowledgeable experience working for the Notah Begay III Foundation and at the University of New Mexico Golf Course.

For the past three years, Dailleboust has been employed with PGA Tour Superstore as a Golf Instructor and as an Assistant Golf Professional at Talking Stick Golf Course.

“For NB3, I primarily worked summers and (did) some volunteer time when I was able to,” Dailleboust said, while adding that she started her LPGA Teaching program when she was working at UNM Golf Course.

“I started doing some lessons,” she said. “We ran a junior program, a beginner program and some individual lessons.”

She began working for the Superstore in early 2013 in Palo Alto, Calif. She remained in Palo Alto until 2014 when she moved with the company to open a new location in Scottsdale, Ariz., where she is presently living.

Dailleboust said her full time position at the Superstore is an instructor. She said her job responsibility varies from single lessons, packages, clinics and group lessons.

“Single lessons are for students who have a specific goal and topic for that lesson that they may be struggling with,” she said. “Lesson series are sold in packages of six. The students often want to work on fundamentals and understand that this will often take several lessons as well as practice in between. We do group sessions with kids, as well as all ladies beginners program. My clients range from juniors, ladies and men.”

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