Jacqui Nicoletti McSorley is a Class A LPGA member who has enjoyed the game of golf since early childhood. She has spent the last 24 years investing her time and energy in the future of the game. Nicoletti-McSorley was a successful junior golfer, collegiate golfer and professional tour player, and since retiring from the Japanese Ladies Professional Golf Tour in 1992 has been giving back to the game and professional organizations that influenced her life and career path.
Nicoletti- McSorley has a lifetime of personal and professional experiences to bring to the Golf Academy of America. Her golfing talent, love of the game, desire to improve and gift of encouragement give her a unique teaching style that resonates with players of all abilities. Nicoletti-McSorley is a San Diego native and grew up playing golf at the historic Stardust Country Club where she was fortunate to watch the likes of Scott Simpson and Phil Mickelson prepare to make their mark on golf history.
Through hard work, she earned a college golf scholarship at the University of Southern California and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sports Information with an emphasis in Sports Broadcast Journalism. Nicoletti – McSorley played a variety of mini tours and then qualified for her Japanese Tour card in 1986. Married, she lived in Japan full time and played the JLPGA Tour for 7 years, only retiring to start and raise a family. She and her husband have two grown children.
Since her days of professional tour golf, she has owned golf schools and focused on teaching golf. She has authored numerous golf articles and a book, “Golf Guide for Parents and Players: Success for Junior & College Golf, Professional Tour and Beyond”. She has been instrumental in the growth of the game, coaching both boys and girls high school teams and being at the forefront of Girls High School Golf in San Diego in 2000- twenty years after she played for and captained the Point Loma High School Boys Golf Team. In 2010 she started the Point Loma Nazarene University Women’s golf team and in her tenure was honored as 2013 LPGA Western Section Coach of the Year and 2015 Co- Pac West Coach of the Year. She continues to introduce people to golf and is the director of one of the country’s largest LPGA * USGA Girls Golf sites, which she has directed since inception in 2002.
Nicoletti-McSorley has taught thousands of lessons and mentored hundreds of golfers. Her goal is to empower people of all ages, nationalities and skill sets to be the best they can be and inspire them to set and achieve their personal goals. Nicoletti- McSorley has years of knowledge and experiences in the golf industry that give her a special insight to helping others and it is her belief that the game of golf builds character strengths that transcend all ages, personality types and skill levels. She wants to teach others about the game, kindle their passion and help them create a distinct career path that matches those dreams, goals and passions.