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Krista Dunton

Krista Dunton

Berkeley Hall / Berkeley Hall Golf Academy

366 Good Hope Road

366 Good Hope Road

366 Good Hope Road 366 Good Hope Road, Bluffton, South Carolina Bluffton, US

http://kristaduntongolf.com

kdunton@me.com

Please indicate past awards won/recognitions:
PGA Section Teacher of the Year, Golf Magazine Top 100, Golf Digest Best in State, LPGA Awards

Other awards won:
LPGA National Teacher of the Year, PGA Section Teacher of the Year 3 times

Total number of individual lessons given per year:
Male: 800
Female: 600
Junior: 100

Total number of individual clinics given per year:
70

Please indicate any Growth of the Game initiatives your facility/academy has launched over the past year (please give specifics on such programs):
1. LPGA Golf 101
2. Have run an LPGA Girls Golf Club for 12 years with 60-80 girls participating each year. We run 10 two hour clinics from Jan – May.
3. Operation 36 for Adults at Berkeley Hall
4. Women Growing the Game for Girls Fundraising Clinic to raise money for our LPGA Girls Golf Club. Bring in 6 Golf Professionals to teach a 2 hour clinic for 80 women….all proceeds going to fund the LPGA Girls Golf Program.
5. On the Board of Members of the First Tee of the Low Country and building opportunities to grow the game in our community

Please share any programming you have made to keep your customers & students engaged:
Offer 6 two hour specialized clinics each month for groups of 6-8 players. Topics include : Full Swing with Bio Swing Dynamics, Short Game, Complete Putting, AimPoint Green Reading.

Offer 3 day golf schools for members and guests at Berkeley Hall. Size ranges from 4-12 players. Complete 3 day school covering all instruction and playing on the course with the students two of the days. Ran 12 three day schools in 2023.

Developed a program for a group called the HAGS…..”Hit and Giggle Golfers” A group of 30 women all new to the game….can’t be good enough to have a handicap…all beginners. Created instruction and on course for this group to learn the game in a fun non-threatening enviornment.

Correspond with a database of 1500 students with monthly newsletter and video tips.
Promote the game through social media with instructional tips on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

Offer weekly complimentary golf clinics to members on varying topics each week.

Supervised Practice sessions for clients to come out and work on their games with supervision and learning how to practice.

Bring in guest instructors to partner with for single and multi day golf schools. Have brought in Jim Hardy for 2 day golf schools, Pia Nilsson and Lynn for a Vision 54 3 day Program.

Partnered with Gia Liwiski for a Women’s …Golf Experience for Her 2 day event for 20 women.