U.S. Kids Golf Honors Local Golf Pros

Mary-Lee Cobick, head golf professional at the Okeeheelee Golf Course, and Valerie Moore, director of instruction at the John Prince Golf Learning Center, have been named to U.S. Kids Golf’s annual list of the Top 50 Kids Teachers. Keith Weachter, Mark Parker and Anthony Ranieri from the Okeeheelee Golf Course have also been recognized with honorable mentions.

The award recognizes the world’s most outstanding youth golf instructors, and Cobick and Moore are part of a select group that earned Top 50 accolades among more than 500 applicants.

Since 2004, U.S. Kids Golf has honored the best youth golf teachers with the Top 50 Kids Teacher Award. The Top 50 Kids Teachers of 2014 includes golf professionals from 22 states, Canada and Costa Rica. Each year, award recipients include teachers who work at public, private, resort and municipal courses.

“The teachers and coaches who win this award play an important part in our corporate mission to make the game of golf for kids,” said Dan Van Horn, president and CEO of U.S. Kids Golf. “Our goal in recognizing these youth golf coaches is to recognize their accomplishments and also to help parents find quality golf instruction for their kids.”

The Top 50 Kids Teacher Award is administered by the U.S. Kids Golf Coaches Institute, a division of the U.S. Kids Golf Foundation. For info., visit www.uskidsgolf.com.