The 2019 Liberty League Women's Golf Coach of the Year, Sherry Makerney enters her 13th season as head coach of the Wellesley golf team in 2019-20.
Makerney helped guide the Blue to the best season in program history in 2018-19, as Wellesley finished the year with multiple program records and a program-best runner-up performance at the 2019 Liberty League Conference Championship. Wellesley earned a program record fourt Liberty League All-Conference honors in 2018-19, while finishing second at the Ann S. Batchelder Invitational and Amherst's Jack Leaman Invitational. In her first four seasons, Makerney coached Kim Eaton ’11, the 2011 NCAA Division III Golfer of the Year, to All-American honors.
Prior to the Patterson Club, Makerney spent two seasons as a certified Golf Digest Teaching Professional at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. She taught numerous golf schools and conducted several ladies only golf events as lead instructor. Makerney also served as the public relations representative for Golf Digest at the Masters tournament in Augusta, Georgia. In addition, Makerney has served as an instructor at Elite Golf Cruises, the Chuck Cook Academy at the Barton Creek Country Club, the Hank Haney Golf Ranch, and Kapalua Golf Club in Maui, Hawaii.
Makerney was a standout member of the golf team at Division II University of Northern Colorado. Serving as team captain, she racked up fourteen top-ten finishes and was named All-North Central Conference. She has continued to maintain a competitive level of play and enjoys playing in competitive tournaments throughout the year.
|Season||Liberty League Championships||
Ann S. Batchelder/Wellesley Invitational
|2008-09||--||No Team Score||Kim Eaton - 45th at NCAA Championships|
|2009-10||--||4th Place||Kim Eaton - 10th at NCAA Championships|
|2010-11||--||3rd Place||Kim Eaton - 49th at NCAA Championships/D3 National Golfer of the Year|
|2012-13||3rd Place (724)||5th Place||--|
|2013-14||4th Place (747)||6th Place||--|
|2014-15||5th Place (699)||7th Place||--|
|2015-16||5th Place (729)||6th Place||--|
|2016-17||3rd Place (660)||5th Place||--|
|2017-18||3rd Place (317 - One Day)||4th Place||--|
|2018-19||2nd Place (649)||2nd Place||--|