Lisa DePaulo founded Tournament Treasures 14 years ago and has brought her characteristic passion and perseverance into every aspect of this unique business. You can’t understand Tournament Treasures without knowing the foundation upon which it was built.
As a young teen Lisa was encouraged and challenged by her grandfather to pursue her natural talent in golf, and she converted her skill and support into a full scholarship at the University of Texas at Austin (Go, Longhorns!). From there she made her way into the professional circuit in 1998, winning and placing in tournaments across the globe. In 2000 Lisa became a member of the LPGA tour and expanded her repertoire to include membership in the LPGA Teaching and Club Pro elite.
Success on the golf circuit yielded countless relationships and professional opportunities including Club Glove, TRG Group, and E-Z GO Textron.
Lisa founded Tournament Treasures in 2005 to provide unique tournament and corporate gifts that are a cut above what is typically offered in the marketplace. As a parallel to her colorful golf career, Lisa continued to find new opportunities and build special relationships in the business arena. President George W. Bush asked Lisa to create over 40 “leader to leader” gifts for his tournaments and events, and she also worked with the George W. Bush Library foundation to provide distinctive gift items. Tournament Treasures customized yardage books have made their way into Solheim Cup teams, Ryder Cup teams, and Walker Cup teams.
As the trajectory of her business grew upward Lisa was brought back down to earth by the news that her mother was ill. In a matter of days Lisa put her career on hold to care for her mom who faced a terminal colon cancer diagnosis. Again, with passion and unwavering commitment Lisa seized opportunities and forged relationships to create the best possible scenario for her beloved mother Gail. Lisa, Lisa’s mom Gail, and her mom’s two little poodles spent the last few months of her mom’s life together traveling in their expansive new motor home as Gail was able, and cherishing every last minute and experience together. Gail passed in 2015 and neither she nor Lisa had any regrets.
And now Lisa and Tournament Treasures are back stronger than ever with a renewed commitment to provide unparalleled customer service and support.
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