1984-1997 Boothbay Country Club Ladies Club Champion
1985 Runner-up Maine State school girls Championship
1986 State Champion, Maine State school girls Championship
1987 Runner-up Maine State school girls Championship
1988 & 1989 WMSGA (Women's Maine State Golf Association) Jr. Girls Champion
1991 Runner-up SWMSGA (Southern Women's Maine State Golf Association) Championship
1999 Passed the PGA Player Ability Test
2006 Became a Class "A" Golf Professional for the PGA of America
2006-2010 PGA President's Council on growing the game
2012 Honorable Mention - US Kids Top 50 kids teachers
2015 Tied for 13th place in the LPGA National Stroke Play Championship
2015 Named Best of Bradenton for Golf Instruction
2016 Named one of the top 100 Alumni for the Golf Academy of America
2016 Tara was named one of the top driving ranges in the nation! GRAA Award!
2017 Gross winners of the Southeaster Chapter of the LPGA ProAm event at Celebration
2018 Named on of the top 100 Alumni for the Golf Academy of America
Melissa Williams is the PGA Head Professional at Tara Golf & Country Club in Bradenton Florida. An elected member of the PGA of America in 2006. Melissa's mission is to teach the game of golf to every level of golfer. Golf has been a part of her life since birth, playing with her parents at a 9 hole course in Maine. She played all her amateur golf in Maine, winning the Maine State, Jr. Championship in 1986. She moved to Florida to attend the Golf Academy of America when she received her Specialized Associates Degree in Golf Complex Operations and Management.
She has been featured in the East County Observer, PGA Magazine and the Bradenton Herald with many articles on women's golf. She enjoys teaching both young and young at heart and was Honorable Mention in the 2012 U.S. Kids Top 50 teachers, named Best of Bradenton in 2015 for Golf Instruction & was named in the top 100 Alumni for the Golf Academy of America for 2016 & 2018!
When not teching she has her camera in her hand taking as many photos as possible. Her gallary of photos can be seen here: