OCALA, Fla. (Seminoles.com) – Amy Bond, who is in her 10th season as the Head Women’s Golf Coach at Florida State, was recognized as the 2019 Memorial Honoree by the Rotary Club of Metropolitan Ocala and the Public Education Foundation. The ceremony was held at the Country Club of Ocala.
Bond is an Ocala native who graduated from Vanguard High School in 1994.
Presented for the 21st time, the Memorial Honoree is a person who, through her relationship to the game of golf, has made meaningful contributions to the City of Ocala. The Honoree has traditionally been recognized as one whose commitment to the high ideals of the game of golf has been a source of pride in the community.
“I am truly blessed to be the 2019 Memorial Honoree by the Rotary Club of Ocala and the Public Education,” said Bond. “Golf has awarded me the privilege of making an impact on my hometown of Ocala and the student-athletes whom I have had the honor of coaching. This is a very meaningful honor to me as it encompasses the educational aspect of what we do as college coaches.”
Bond continues to set the bar nationally for winning, recruiting, coaching, and most importantly to her and her program, graduating her student-athletes.
During her time as a head coach, Bond has earned numerous accolades including 2017 ACC Coach of the Year and being named to the ACC’s 50th Anniversary Women’s Golf Team. She has led the Seminoles to a school-record four consecutive NCAA Championship appearances, 17 tournament wins (11 at Florida State) and has a 100 percent NCAA Academic Progress Rate and student-athlete graduation rate for her entire coaching career.
Bond has served as the President of the Women’s Golf Coaches Association (2013-16), coached seven All-Americans, six All-Regional Selections and 16 All-ACC Academic Selections. She recruited and coached Frida Kinhult — the greatest women’s golfer in Florida State history — and has coached each of the top-15 Seminoles statistically in terms of career low stroke averages.
“I am thankful for the opportunities that I have each day and for the individuals I get to interact with while working in the sport of golf. I share this honor with my family, my friends, coaches, players and support staff as each one of those people help make me a better person.”
The Memorial Honoree ceremony kicked off multiple events that lead up to the Memorial Golf Tournament January 18 and 19, 2020.