LPGA Master Class A

Kelly has played competitive golf since the age of 8. Growing up in Fort Collins, Colorado she enjoyed early success on the golf course and played and placed in many events in the CWGA through high school. She was the first girl to play on a boys golf team in high school in Northern Colorado 1982-1985-before Title 9 was passed and made the Varsity team all three years at Rocky Mountain High School. She then went on to play Collegiate Varsity Golf For CSU in Fort Collins 1986-1990. Her love for golf along with her degree as an English major/secondary teacher have lead to sharing her love and passion of the game especially to young girls and students of all ages men and women alike.

Kelly Kleckner Hodge is a Member of The LPGA Teaching and Club Professional (T&CP) Division. The LPGA T&CP was founded in 1959 and boasts the largest membership of women golf professionals in the world. LPGA T&CP members are certified as golf instructors, coaches and business managers through a comprehensive curriculum designed to meet the changing needs of the golfing public.

More than 1,500 strong, LPGA T&CP members are dedicated to the advancement of golf and serve throughout the golf industry as head professionals, assistant professionals, teaching professionals, directors of golf, owners of golf schools and facilities, golf administrators, college and high school coaches and more.

LPGA T&CP members support the LPGA’s various grassroots programs that were created to involve women and youth in golf as well as contribute to the overall growth of the sport. These programs include LPGA-USGA Girls Golf, LPGA Tour Junior Clinics, the LPGA Lesson Zone Presented by Volvik, and LPGA Golf Clinics for Women.

Kelly is located at Cherokee Ridge Golf Course, and Colorado Springs Country Club in Colorado Springs, CO. For more information about instruction please contact Kelly via email or phone listed in the contact information.


Coronado High School Girls Golf 2022 – One State Qualifier
Coronado High School: Eight years as head coach – state qualifiers
2021: Individual State Qualifier
2017: Team qualified- first time ever for CHS Girls and one top twenty individual place at 4A State

Second place 5A CSML Team, and two girls placed in the top five for 5A CSML

2018: 5A CSML Team Champions, fourth place state team, and two top twenty finishes

2019: 5A CSML Team Champions, and fourth place state team, and one top ten individual finish

Kate Griffin Golf Athlete of The Year

2018/2019: Kelly Hodge-Gazette’s Girls Golf Coach of The Year

CSU Women’s Team 1986-1990

LPGA Lesson Zone Presented by Volvik

LPGA-USGA Girls Golf Director / Instructor 1996-Present

LPGA Teacher of the Year 1991

LPGA-USGA Girls Golf Teacher 1992-Present

LPGA Tour Junior Clinics Teacher 1996-Present

LPGA Golf Clinics for Women 1996-Present

LPGA National Girls Golf Academy Instructor 2019


Kelly’s 30 years of teaching and coaching lends her to be focused on what her students can personally gain, and what steps they need to take to meet each goal. Playing since she was five, and continuing at Colorado State University with collegiate golf, she pursued her love of golf with a deep understanding and background in physical fitness as well as completing her degree as an English major. Kelly shares strengthening both physically and mentally to become a better golfer. Her lessons are student centered and cater to the daily/weekly goal of her students providing drills and feedback. She is well known in the community for her unrelenting passion for junior golf through coaching at both the middle and high school levels, and mentoring hundreds of young ladies through the LPGA-USGA Girls Golf of Colorado Springs as both the founder and director to college D3-D1 collegiate golf.

< Kelly coaches all ages and abilities, but is most proud of her many programs that promote girls and women in golf such as the LPGA-USGA Girls Golf and Women, Wine and Wedges. Kelly also assisted with the USGA Linkers program for over fifteen years teaching group lessons to over 200 juniors/season. She continually offers golfers semi-private and private lessons throughout the year.

As a student, you can choose from a single lesson or move into a series of 3 or 5 lessons depending on the time you have to develop your skills. She is flexible with days and times, and can accommodate small groups as well as large.

Give Kelly a call or text to set up your success on the course!