Jeff Smith

Jeff Smith

Bonita Bay Club

4832 Timber Ridge Drive

4832 Timber Ridge Drive, Columbus, Indiana 47201, US

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Please indicate past awards won/recognitions:
PGA Section Teacher of the Year, GRAA Top 100 Growth of the Game Teaching Professional, Golf Magazine Top 100, Golf Digest Best in State, Other (Indicate specific awards below in 3-a)

Other awards won:

Total number of individual lessons given per year:
Male: 1100
Female: 2500
Junior: 500+

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 kept the same things that were successful last season: I did a Jeff Smith version of Operation 36 where the on-course classes were scoring based and the focus was approach to the green and near the green. I shake up the goals and games the students have each week and have prizes to the most improved from the last week and acknowledgements (a.k.a. drinks at the bar) for those with the most participation through the season.

Please share any programming you have made to keep your customers & students engaged:
Each Year is different – this past year I created weekly live lessons from the studio that I broadcast live to my student base using my online platform in the style of a golf channel type call in show where the students sent in questions during the week and I answered them on the net show. I did this in the summer and will now be continuing this in the fall and winter months