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Sarah Bidney, PGA

PGA & LPGA

2014 GRAA Top 50 Growth of the Game Teaching Professionals

Sarah Bidney, PGA

Sugar Creek Municipal Golf Course

1505 6th Street

Waukee, IA 50322

http://www.desmoinesgolflessons.com

SarahBidney@DSMGolfLessons.com

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Sarah Bidney is the only woman in the history of the Iowa PGA Section to have been awarded Teacher of the Year honors, first in 2010 and a second time in 2012.  Sarah was also a 2012 & 2013 GRAA Top 50 Growth of the Game Teaching Professional and given a U.S. Kids Top 50 Kids Teacher Honorable Mention.

Facility type: Public

Past awards/recognitions:

  • PGA Section Teacher of the Year
  • GRAA Top 50 Growth of the Game Teaching Professional
  • US Kids Top 50 Teacher

Technology used in instruction:

  • V1 Pro
  • CoachesEye
  • iPad
  • SwingByte

Approximate number of free “tune-ups” and lessons given per year: 30-40

Growth of the game initiatives: 

  • Get Golf Ready
  • Women’s classes
  • Intermediate Camps
  • Free Special Olympics clinics
  • Leading Edge Junior Golf Club
  • Pee Wee clinics
  • Pee Wee Summer Program (Program Director) – 3 sessions, 64 kids ages 5-7 involved having started with 20 participants in 2011.Spring After School Golf Program (Program Director) – 14 participants
    Fall After School Golf Program (Program Director) – 16 participants
    Spring Women’s Get Golf Ready (Program Director) – 25 participants
    Summer Women’s Get Golf Ready (Program Director) – 8 participants
    Intermediate Summer Camps (Lead Instructor) – 5 camps, 40-45 kids per camp