Perry Green

Perry Green

Wescott Golf Club

5000 Wescott Club Dr

5000 Wescott Club Dr, Summerville, South Carolina 29485, US

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Please indicate past awards won/recognitions:
GRAA Growth of the Game Teaching Professional

Other awards won (if provided):
2010 Carolinas Junior Golf Leader, 2019 Carolinas PGA Patriot Award

Total number of individual lessons given per year:
Male: 150
Female: 55
Junior: 350

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):
Juniors – I do eight junior golf camps each year for ages 4 through 16. These camps average 16-20 golfers. I scholarship anyone if money is an issue. ( I have donors who pay for the scholarships) My student teacher ratio stays at about 4:1. In these camps we spend half of the time on the course playing team, partner and individual events. The goal of the on course activities is to help the kids develop golf buddies that they can play with outside of class. I’ve arranged for Wescott to allow all kids to play golf for free.
We also host a Drive Chip & Putt local qualifier. The qualifier is always on a Thursday in July so I run a Drive Chip & Putt Prep Camp for the three days leading up to the qualifier. I’ve had kids come from North Carolina, Georgia and Florida to attend. Over the years I’ve noticed that these kids bond together and root for each other on competition day. I coach our PGA Jr League team and that begins in March and finishes in July. We had 23 participants in 2022 and hold at least one practice each week.
I am also a First Tee coach and teach all levels in six classes per week for 8 weeks in Spring, Summer and Fall.
PGA HOPE is a huge growth of the game initiative and PGA HOPE Charleston is the largest in the country. I was the founding PGA member for PGA HOPE Charleston in 2016. In our chapter, golf becomes the therapy to help veterans deal their injuries both seen and unseen. Nation wide veterans commit suicide at the rate of 31 per day. Here in Charleston we have over 1000 members and haven’t lost one to suicide. We have had dozens of veterans tell us they are alive today because of PGA HOPE.

Please share any programming you have made to keep your customers & students engaged:
In the case of PGA HOPE members, it is very important to keep them engaged so they don’t slip backwards in a bad or dangerous direction. To that end we created playing groups at different courses on different days. I use all veterans as volunteers to run Drive Chip & Putt. The veterans enjoy that so much that I created a Drive Chip & Putt competition for PGA HOPE. We give out the same ribbons that the kids get and they love it.
Parents always ask me “What’s next?” after a camp or clinic. That’s why I do so many youth programs. So there is always an option. Coming up is my Jr Golf Christmas Camp between Christmas and New Years. And of course that’s why kids play free at Wescott.