Val Patrick named Coach of Year by LPGA West

Updated: October 3, 2023

One of Patrick’s students is Chloe Cho, who already is a U.S. Kids Golf champion, and who also made it to the second round in Drive, Chip and Putt competition in just her first year of trying.

For her efforts in championing women’s golf in the region, and in particular her role as a leader and mentor of young and beginning golfers, Val Patrick of Everett, Wash. was named the Coach of the Year by the LPGA Professionals Western Section. 

Val was nominated for the award by other LPGA Professional members. Having now received the award for the Western Section, Val will now be considered for the LPGA national award later this year. 

She has a long list of recognitions for her commitment to coaching. In 2022 Val received the Operation 36 Coach Impact Award, and was named one of the Top 50 Coaches for Operation 36. In 2021 and 2022, she was nominated for the Sandy LaBauve Spirit Award, which was named after the founder of Girls Golf LPGA-USGA and honors an individual who has gone above and beyond to inspire the lives of juniors through their passion and dedication to empowering girls through golf. 

Val is now the Director of Instruction at Mill Creek (Wash.) Country Club. In her practice as an instructor, Val also serves as a coach for the Girls Golf LPGA-USGA, The First Tee of Greater Seattle, and Operation 36. She is also the coach of the girls’ golf team at Shorewood High School in Shoreline, Wash. 

For information on lessons or to find out about golf school and junior golf with Val please email her at