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Caitlin Cannon

Caitlin Cannon

Atlanta Athletic Club

1930 Bobby Jones Drive

1930 Bobby Jones Drive, John's Creek, Georgia 30097, US

crc@aac1.org

Please indicate past awards won/recognitions:
GRAA Top 100 Growth of the Game Teaching Professional, Other (Indicate specific awards below in 3-a)

Other awards won:
2023 Georgia PGA Player Development Award

Total number of individual lessons given per year:
Male: 20
Female: 750
Junior: 400

Total number of individual clinics given per year:
250

Please indicate any Growth of the Game initiatives your facility/academy has launched over the past year (please give specifics on such programs):
We launched a Summer Scramble League that brought ladies of all skill levels together to play in a weekly partner event. We also launched a Playing Clinic where ladies meet once per week and play a different format or game with a pro so that they will feel more comfortable going out and playing in different events.

Please share any programming you have made to keep your customers & students engaged:
We run Operation 36 for ladies and it has been a resounding success. We use 8 week sessions where students come to class once a week and in addition play 9 holes every other week. They start from 25 yards and if they shoot 36 or better they scoot back to 50, then 100 and so on. Every session has at least 90 ladies participate. Many ladies come back for multiple sessions. We have reached over 300 ladies at the club, many of who would have never tried golf otherwise.

In addition to Operation 36, we run little league style junior golf leagues. Participants come to 1 practice a week and have matches on Saturdays. The juniors are split into teams and have a season long points race. These leagues cover ages 5-12. We have weekly clinics for 3/4 year olds to introduce them to the basics of the game. Also, all year long juniors can compete in a stroke play tournament on Saturdays and a scramble on Sunday.

When Operation 36 is not going on, I offer weekly playing and practice clinics for the ladies to keep their skills sharp. Many of them also participate in 9 or 18 hole groups.