David La Pour

David La Pour

Mission Golf Academy


28 PARK CIRCLE, Bluffton, South Carolina 29910, 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 (Indicate specific awards below in 3-a)

Other awards won:
Operation 36 Top 50 Instructor, Teacher of the year Hilton Head Island PGA Chapter, US Kids

Total number of individual lessons given per year:
Male: 500
Female: 700
Junior: 400

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):
We started a golf academy called Mission Golf Academy, 16 new kids for PGA Jr. League, and 90 new golfers using Operation 36. We also hosted a PGA Family Cup event. See my GRAA article July 2022…

Please share any programming you have made to keep your customers & students engaged:
We first used Operation 36 to engage kids and adult golfers, then incorporated PGA Jr. League and Family Cup, and offered a 12 month program to support local schools and golf education/participation. Also coached the local High School golf teams (girls and boys).