Strudwick Recognized as U.S. Kids Golf Top 50 Kids Teacher
ATLANTA – Suzanne Strudwick of Knoxville, Tenn., is among the class of the Top 50 Kids Teachers for 2011, as announced by U.S. Kids Golf.
After a 13-year LPGA Tour career, the 1993 LPGA Rookie of the Year began teaching full-time in 2005. She is currently the Owner of Golf AcademyONE, which operates out of Fairways & Greens Golf Center in Knoxville. Strudwick, who was named to the Honorable Mentioned list for the 2010 award, is being named a Top 50 Kids Teacher by U.S. Kids Golf for the first time.
"Being recognized with so many wonderful industry-leading teachers is very humbling,” Strudwick said. “I can learn so much from the U.S. Kids Golf Top 50 Kids Teachers and will enjoy networking with them.
This award is like icing on the cake because working with kids everyday is so much fun!"
The award, in its eighth year, recognizes golf professionals across North America who focus much of their time and energy on developing young golfers in their communities. The instructors are judged on several criteria, including percentage of time devoted to kids programs, creativity, communication and efforts to grow the game.
This year’s class represents 25 states and Canada and includes teachers who work at public, private, resort and municipal courses.
“The Top 50 Kids Teachers represent a group of professionals who are dedicated to helping kids develop their skills and their love of the game,” said Dan Van Horn, founder and president of U.S. Kids Golf. “We are pleased to recognize their talents and commitment.”
The 2011 Top 50 Kids Teachers will be recognized Friday, January 27, at the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando.
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