SPRINGFIELD, Louisiana —- (December 9, 2010)– Carter Plantation, managed by Stirling Properties, proudly announces that Andre’ Caldwell, PGA Professional at Carter Plantation, was named the 2010 Merchandiser of the Year by the Gulf States PGA of America. The award was presented for superior skills as a Merchandiser and Promoter of the Game of Golf. Caldwell won the award in the Resort & Daily Fee category of the Gulf PGA Member Clubs.
Andre’ is a 1985 graduate of Louisiana State University, where she served as the Women’s Golf Team Captain and was a four year letterman. Caldwell became the first woman to win a college event for LSU in 1981, when she won the Memphis State University Invitational. In 1988, she played professionally on the LPGA Futures Tour before completing her PGA of America Membership later that year.
In 1992, Caldwell won the Gulf States PGA Merchandiser of the Year Award for Private Clubs, while working at Beau Chene Golf & Racquet Club in Mandeville. She moved to Carter Plantation in May of 2007, where she has served as Director of Instruction and Head Golf Professional.