On Friday, November 16, 2012, the Florida State Golf Association inducted Marcia Mileti into its prestigious Hall of Fame. The ceremony was held at the Country Club of Orlando in conjunction with the Annual Dinner.
Marcia Bernet Mileti was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and was raised nearby in Shaker Heights. She graduated from Saint Mary of the Woods College in Terre Haute, Indiana, where she received degrees in Journalism and Business. Following graduation, Marcia taught at the Montessori School in Cleveland.
Her father, Bernard Bernet, and Bob Hope were among the directors of the Cleveland Indians during the 1940’s and 1950’s. As part of an avid sports family, Marcia met and married her late husband, Chuck Mileti, at the Cleveland Stadium in 1978. Marcia and Chuck were members at Tequesta CC in Tequesta, Florida, where she worked for the pro-shop assisting with scoreboards and rules.
Her career in the golf industry began when she worked for the PGA, Northern Ohio Section. While working for the PGA, Marcia frequently traveled to Florida in the winter where she played on the popular amateur golf circuit, the “Orange Blossom Tour”.
Marcia also worked for the South Florida PGA and the Women’s Southern Golf Association, of which she is still an active member. She is a past president of the Florida Women’s State Golf Association (FWSGA). While with the FWSGA, Marcia captained the Florida Team at the Southeastern Women’s Amateur Team Championship (SWATCA) for nine years.