Brian Jones

Brian Jones

Kenwood Country Club

6501 Kenwood Road

6501 Kenwood Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45243, US

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Please indicate past awards won/recognitions:
GRAA Top 100 Growth of the Game Teaching Professional, Golf Digest Best in State

Other awards won:
2023 – Southern Ohio PGA Hall of Fame, 2023 SOPGA Patriot Award, 2023 SOPGA Bill Strausbaugh Award, 2018 SOPGA Teacher of the Year, 2016 SOPGA Youth Player Development Award, 2010 – SOPGA Horton Smith Award, 2008 SOPGA Golf Professional of the Year

Total number of individual lessons given per year:
Male: 475
Female: 300
Junior: 50

Total number of individual clinics given per year:

Please indicate any Growth of the Game initiatives your facility/academy has launched over the past year (please give specifics on such programs):
I have been working a lot with RGX and Will Robbins, converting my teaching to results-based coaching, getting students onto the course more, and doing more group/team practicing. I offered more variety in my coaching programs during the spring and summer, including a monthly 9-hole playing lesson, two individual lessons, and two supervised practices a month in the “Eagle Program.” The “Birdie Program” had two individual lessons and one supervised practice a month. I would also do TPI screens and equipment checks as a part of the programs. In the winter, I designed a Winter Golf Coaching Membership. Each student was given a free TPI screen, three lessons/practice sessions a month, and used our technology indoors or out depending on weather. We would use Trackman, JC Video, Boditrak, K-Vest, and HackMotion. I have also been an instructor at our Chapter PGA HOPE clinics each year, Co-Chair of the National PGA HOPE Committee, and sit on the National Adult Player Development Committee. On the APD Committee, we have been working closely with continuing to improve and implement PGA Coach. Teaching veterans the game of golf. Last, I helped develop and instruct in the SCRATCH golf program. A program that teaches children with heart defects and obesity issues. Developed in conjunction with the First Tee and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.

Please share any programming you have made to keep your customers & students engaged:
I feel my Coaching programs keep my students engaged and show that I have a long-term interest in them succeeding. I incorporated CoachNow as a great communication tool to send them videos, notes, or interesting articles that I might run across. It is all about keeping in front of them by entertaining them or just being an ear to listen when things are tough in their games and lives. In the winter, I run monthly coaching programs to work on swing and fitness issues for my students and, on course using the Trackman simulator.