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Michelle Holmes

LPGA

2016 GRAA Top 50 Growth of the Game Teaching Professionals

Michelle Holmes

Michelle Holmes School of Golf

1501 Cahoon Parkway

Chesapeake, Virginia 23322

(757) 642-7102

http://www.michelleholmesgolf.com/

michelle@michelleholmesgolf.com

Michelle Holmes is a LPGA Teaching Professional and a Top 50 U.S. Kids Golf Teacher.  Michelle has dedicated her career to growing the game of golf. The mission of Michelle Holmes School of Golf is to create experiences that will encourage kids to play the game forever.

Facility Type: Public

Past awards/recognitions: 

  • US Kids Top-50 Honorable Mention

Approximate number of free “tune-ups” and lessons given per year: 50

Technology used in instruction: 

K-Vest, Orange Whip, Orange Peel, Sklz Smash bag, SNAG Golf, Launch Monitor from Ernest Sport, U.S KIDS Training Kit, U.S KIDS Yard Club, Power fan, TPM Putting, and Eyeline Golf

Growth of the game initiatives:

  • LPGA Girls Golf. Our girls golf program has been one of our most popular programs this year. With the goal of getting the girls out on the course more often, we host weekly clinics and best-ball tournaments. Our program has grown to approx. 75 girls per event. My favorite event of 2016 was “Look Who’s Golfing Now”. All our girls were allowed bring one non golfing friend along to this event.
  • 2016 brought big excitement to our PGA Jr League Program. We now have 5 PGA Junior League teams and hope to grow this in 2017.
  • Drive, Chip & Putt with over 75 kids competing at the local level.
  • PGA Family Course. This was welcomed addition with both juniors and seniors.
  • Bring Your Kid To The Range Month. A fun month to see so many new kids dabble in golf. We saw a significant increase in juniors 5-9 because of this initiative.