Please indicate past awards won/recognitions:
PGA Section Teacher of the Year, GRAA Top 100 Growth of the Game Teaching Professional, Golf Digest Best in State, Other (Indicate specific awards below in 3-a)
Other awards won:
Golf Digest Best Young Teacher (2018-2019, 2021-2022), 2022 Distinguished PGM Graduate in Golf Instruction (Methodist University), 2021 Operation 36 Master Top 50 Coach.
Total number of individual lessons given per year:
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):
Since adding the Operation 36 curriculum to our golf academies in 2017 we have created over 500 “golfers.” By definition, Operation 36 defines a golfer as a participant that plays nine holes from 25 yards and scores 36 or better. Since 2017 we have had over 1,714 participants in our golf academies powered by Operation 36.
The Operation 36 curriculum involves: instruction (12 objectives and 6 ranks or levels), training (practice sessions and drills where students can track their progress using an app), and on course playing (students play from their “division:” 25 yards, 50 yards, 100 yards, 150 yards, 200 yards, etc. trying to score 36 or better in order to advance to the next level.
We also offer Future 36er clinics for ages 4-6 on a weekly basis in season.
This past year we introduced two hour “bootcamps” focusing on Jim McLean’s 25% Theory with topics on: long game, short game, mental game, and management game. All of these bootcamps sold out in their first season.
For new members we offer one complimentary golf lesson that typically serves as a good assessment and introduction so we can better advise them which instructional programs are the best fit.
Please share any programming you have made to keep your customers & students engaged:
Operation 36 has been our home run to keep customers and students engaged. We track their progress so we can measure how often they play and practice along with tracking their number of strokes lost (improvement). The long term curriculum that provides structure along with the correct challenge point has been very successful for us.
Private golf lessons and clubfittings. On course playing lessons. Demo days.
We use the Operation 36 curriculum for ladies and juniors: Summer 8 week semester, Fall 8 week semester, Winter 8 week semester, and Spring 12 week semester.
Sunday Future 36er junior clinics for ages 4-6 using Kate Tempesta’s Birdie Basics and SNAG golf.
Super Speed Golf Clinics.
Drive, chip, and putt bootcamps to help juniors prepare for qualifiers.
Previously hosted PGA Junior League.
Summer junior golf camps. All Sports Camps.
Parent/child tournaments. Holiday tournaments. Captains cup mens league. Season long match play for men and women.