Leon Faulkner, from Bayview Golf Club, located in Sydney, NSW, has been honoured as a Master Kids Coach by U.S. Kids Golf, the world’s leading organisation in developing young golfers. The Award recognises coaches who have excelled in developing players, fostering a positive environment, and using the best available resources to help advance their students.
In 2008, U.S. Kids Golf introduced the Master Kids Coach Award which honours those who have been awarded the Top 50 Kids Coach Award three times. Faulkner joins the elite list of 197 Master Kids Coaches along with 15 others who are being recognised this year.
“This is the highest distinction for youth coaches,” noted Van Horn. “These are the professionals that have dedicated a career to youth golf and families, and truly embody the spirit of the U.S. Kids Golf mission.”
Presented since 2004, the U.S. Kids Golf Top 50 Coach award, is widely recognised as the pinnacle achievement for junior golf coaches worldwide. Candidates are evaluated by a selection committee from among the Certified Coach candidates based on a variety of factors. These include innovation, creativity, retention, communications, parental engagement, organisation, and the ability to instil a passion for the game in young golfers. Award recipients will be recognised in a variety of ways including being featured in various media platforms sharing their expertise.
Master Kids Coaches – Class of 2020
Kerry Bower-Herr… Victoria Hills G.C…. DeLand, Fla.
Emily Burns… Cantigny Golf Links… Wheaton, Ill.
Linda Campbell… The Peninsula Club… Cornelius, N.C.
Frankie Chan… Tai Po Nine Eagle Golf Park… Hong Kong,
Leon Faulkner… Bayview G.C…. Sydney, Australia
Lauren Gates… Augusta Pines G.C…. Spring, Texas
Andy Little… Little Golfers… Surbiton, United Kingdom
Travis Lynch… The Trails of Frisco… Frisco, Texas
Brian Moose… RiverCrest G.C. and Preserve… Phoenixville, Pa.
Oliver Oliquiano… Island Pacific Golf Academy… Kapolei, Hawaii
Michael Phillips… Los Alamos G.C…. Los Alamos, N.M.
Jane Rosenberg… Black Gold G.C…. Yorba Linda, Calif.
Evan Sales… Angel Fire Resort… Angel Fire, N.M.
Daniel Shea… Michelle Holmes School of Golf… Norfolk, Va.
Brody Whetham… Sawmill G.C…. Fenwick, Ontario