Faulkner named Top 50 Kids Coach by U.S. Kids Golf
Peachtree Corners, Ga. – Leon Faulkner, from Golf Rocks Kids Academy, located at Bayview Golf Club on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, has been named to U.S. Kids Golf’s annual list of Top 50 Kids Coaches. The Award recognizes the world’s most outstanding youth golf instructors, and Faulkner is part of a select group that earned Top 50 accolades among 300 applicants.
Since 2004, U.S. Kids Golf has honored the best youth golf coaches with the Top 50 Kids Coach Award. Applicants complete an online survey and winners are chosen based on their contributions to youth golf, such as: experience young golfers; time devoted to teaching youth; innovation, creativity and fun in their programs; communication; parental involvement; use of a well-organized instruction program and overall effort to grow the game.
The Top 50 Kids Coaches of 2018 includes golf professionals from 28 states, and nine international countries including Australia, Austria, Canada, China, England, Hong Kong, Italy, and Northern Ireland. Each year, award recipients include coaches who work at public, private, resort and municipal courses.
“These coaches are honored as more than teachers of the game,” explained Dan Van Horn, the President and Founder of U.S. Kids Golf. “They create outstanding opportunities for young golfers to learn in a fun and rewarding environment that instills a love for the game and engages the entire family. Their ability to connect with students and fully engage them in the learning process sets them apart.”
“I’m honoured to receive this award, the recognition opportunities U.S. Kids Golf offers, greatly assists not only us coaches but also parents in their search for the right coach for their child.” says, Faulkner.
Leon will be presented this award in a ceremony at this years PGA Show, Jan 23rd in Orlando, Florida.