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Mark Egly, PGA

PGA

2016 GRAA Top 50 Growth of the Game Teaching Professionals

Mark Egly, PGA

Mark applies knowledge we all had access to in Junior High, Newton’s “Three Laws of Motion”, a little Einstein and even how a practical use of Mathematical PI is useful in acquiring Maximum Force Golf and Sports. Mark has written on advanced ball flight laws, the effect on power and the avoidance of injuries and most importantly, make any sports motion more enjoyable for students! Mark is a US Kids Top 50 Instructor in America, the 2002, 2006, and 2011 Iowa Section PGA Teacher of the Year and a Golf Digest #1 Instructor in Iowa for nearly a decade.

Facility Type: Public

Past awards/recognitions:

  • PGA Section Teacher of the Year
  • GRAA Top 50 Growth of the Game Teaching Professional
  • PGA President’s Council for Growing the Game
  • Golf Digest Best in State
  • U.S. Kids Top 50 winner

Technology used in instruction:

  • Cannon high speed HD cameras
  • CSwing video analysis software
  • V1 video software
  • iMovie
  • Final Cut
  • Orange Whip
  • Speed Stik
  • Swing Pro

Approximate number of free “tune-ups” and lessons given per year: 500+

Growth of the game initiatives:

  • Grandview College Free Junior Golf Program
  • Host facility for free of the First Tee
  • Host facility for free the Ankeny CC Junior Golf Program
  • Host facility for free and teach any high school boy’s and girls golf team in Iowa
  • Free clinics for children of the National Guard, Air National Guard and the Army Reserves of Iowa

Facility Type: Public

Past awards/recognitions:

  • PGA Section Teacher of the Year
  • GRAA Top 50 Growth of the Game Teaching Professional
  • PGA President’s Council for Growing the Game
  • Golf Digest Best in State
  • U.S. Kids Top 50 winner

Technology used in instruction:

  • Cannon high speed HD cameras
  • CSwing video analysis software
  • V1 video software
  • iMovie
  • Final Cut
  • Orange Whip
  • Speed Stik
  • Swing Pro

Approximate number of free “tune-ups” and lessons given per year: 500+

Growth of the game initiatives:

Our facility has facilitated the First Tee Program at no charge at our facility since the summer of 1996. The First Tee was officially founded in November 1997 by PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem. Our prototype program continues to this day through the Greater First Tee of Central Iowa. Annually each spring and fall we host all high school teams needing a facility, free of charge, for all their teams, both male and female and all team levels from Freshmen to Varsity. Many take advantage of our free clinics for teams as well. Colleges and Universities have free access and utilize this service as well.