Paula Pearson-Tucker

Paula Pearson-Tucker is a LPGA Teaching and Club Professional and head golf professional for the City of Lauderhill (1999- present). She is also the Founder and Executive Director of Fore Life, Inc. a not-for-profit organization she founded with Football Hall of Fame, Lawrence Taylor. Fore Life, Inc. uses golf and its decision making skills to help vulnerable youth from underserved communities survive and succeed. Her commitment to golf is also monumental as is evident by her involvement in the following:

  • The First Tee Lauderhill (1998- 2008) – Lauderhill, Florida
  • The First Tee Miami (2005- present) – Miami, Florida
  • Joe Roach Minority Golf Foundation (1998-2005) – Miami, Florida
  • East Lake Junior Golf Academy (1997) – Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1997 Tiger Woods Golf Clinic – Browns Mill Golf Course- Atlanta, Georgia
  • Project One Cleveland Avenue Junior Golf (1997)– Atlanta, Georgia
  • Black Enterprise Titleist Junior Golf Clinics (1998-99)– Doral, Florida
  • Boys & Girls Club of America Nike Leadership Camps (1998-99)
  • Doral/Publix Junior Golf Tournament (Rules Official 1999-2012) – Doral, Florida
  • Multicultural Golf Association of America Junior Golf Camps (2001) – Miami, Florida
  • Children With Disabilities Golf Clinics/Special Olympics (2003-present)– Miami, Florida
  • St Croix Junior Golf Association (2008) – United States Virgin Islands
  • Golf Oriented Leadership Foundation, Inc. (G.O.L.F.), Board Member since 1999
  • African American Golfer’s Digest Player of the Year 2007
  • Miami Dade College Alumni Hall of Fame, Sports 2009
  • African American Golfers Hall of Fame, 2013

Ms. Tucker left a 14 year career in the financial services industry as a licensed broker to pursue her passion for golf. She moved back to Miami from Atlanta in 1998 where she could play golf year round and fulfill her desire to play professionally. In 2004, Ms. Tucker turned professional and was a member of developmental tour of the LPGA for over 10 years. Ms. Tucker holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Florida in Journalism and Communications where she majored in Public Relation and Early Childhood Education. She was listed in the inaugural edition of “Who’s Who in Black South Florida (2007)” and is featured in the book “African American Women in Golf, Her Legacy” and Heroines of African American Golf by M. Mikell Johnson, Ph D.

“I have children of children that have gone through Fore Life.”

Paula Pearson-Tucker

“My family and I are extremely grateful to be members of the Fore Life, Inc. program. Fore Life has enriched our lives tremendously. Fore Life offers us the opportunity to not only pursue our interest in golf but it also serves as a personal enrichment and life skills program for my children. I am happy that they have the opportunity to not only learn the game of golf but also learn valuable life lessons.” Fore Life, Inc. Parent"

Alison M. Brooks-Wilson

Fore Life, Inc. is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) established in 1998 to use the game of golf to give at-risk youth every opportunity to succeed.