Leta Lindley Retires After Incredible LPGA Career
Callaway Golf would like to congratulate longtime staffer Leta Lindley on her retirement after 18 remarkable years on the LPGA Tour. Following her tremendous collegiate career at the University of Arizona, where she was a four-time All-American and three-time academic All-American, Lindley earned over $3 million on the LPGA. In the short time that she’s been retired, Leta’s peers have described her as one of the toughest competitors and nicest people in the sport
Lindley’s greatest moment on Tour came at the 2008 LPGA Corning Classic, where she won with a playoff birdie on the first hole of sudden death. She also received the prestigious Heather Farr Award in 2008, an honor given to the LPGA player who through her hard work, dedication and love of the game of golf, has demonstrated determination, perseverance and spirit in fulfilling her goals as a player. Leta’s husband, Matt Plagmann, was her caddie throughout her professional career.
Lindley believes that now is the right time for her and Matt to step away from the game and focus on their family. “It’s time for me to say goodbye and pass the baton on…and I can dedicate my time to my family which is, at the end of the day, the most important thing,” said Lindley, a proud mother to her eight-year-old son, Cole, and six-year-old daughter, Reese. While she’s excited to start the next chapter in her life, Leta appreciates all of her experiences on the LPGA Tour.
“(I’ll remember) the opportunity that it’s given me, the platform that I have to raise awareness for my charity, the Prader Willi Syndrome Association, and to do something bigger with my golf and to make a difference for other people,” Lindley said. “It’s been an amazing opportunity for me to travel the world, to meet so many people across the country and make new friends and do what I love doing.”
Leta will continue to be involved with the Prader Willi Syndrome Association. The organization works to raise awareness, offer support, provide education and advocacy, and promote and fund research to enhance the quality of life of those affected by Prader-Willi Syndrome, the most common known genetic cause of life-threatening child obesity.
We’re proud to have had Leta as one of our Callaway Staff Pros for so many great years, and we wish her all the best. If you’d like to congratulate Leta, please leave her a message on our Callaway Facebook and Twitter pages.