Amy Bond, Head Women’s Golf Coach at Florida State University, has been named the 2019 Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) Founders Award recipient. Bond was recognized on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 during the WGCA business meeting, which was held in conjunction with the WGCA Member Convention that takes place on December 2-5 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Bond was a member of the WGCA Board of Directors for 10 years, serving as treasurer from 2008-12, Vice President from 2012-13 and President from 2013-16, and she recently completed her two-year stint as the Immediate Past President. She is currently on the US Selection Committee for the Arnold Palmer Cup, the Salvation Army Board of Directors, and is in charge of the Angel Tree Program for Florida State Athletics.
Behind Bond, the Florida State women’s golf team has won 13 of the last 17 Athletic Director’s Cups for Service, presented annually to the team that contributes the most service hours to the community over the course of an entire year. In 2017, she started a birdie campaign at the beginning of the fall season to raise money for the victims of Hurricane Harvey. Bond pledged $10 to hurricane relief for every birdie her team collected during the fall season, also pledging $20 for every eagle and $25 for a hole-in-one. This past fall, she did the same for the victims of Hurricane Michael, this time pledging for every birdie and eagle made by the field.
Bond began her coaching career as an assistant coach at Florida State for five years before being named the head coach at Princeton University in 2006. There, she guided Princeton to eight tournament victories and helped the Tigers place in the top-four in the Ivy League each year.
In 2010, Bond returned to Florida State as the head women’s golf coach. In her eight seasons at the helm of the program, the Seminoles have made eight consecutive NCAA Championship Tournament appearances, including three consecutive top-20 finishes. Her teams have recorded the top six single season scoring averages in school history, and in 2016-17 broke the school record for most tournament wins in a season. Bond has coached seven All-Americans, two NCAA Regional Champions, 16 All-ACC selections, and eight WGCA All-American Scholars.