Brandon Ray named U.S. Kids Master Kids Teacher

Brandon Ray, Teaching Professional at Patriots Point Links in Mount Pleasant, has been named to U.S. Kids Golf’s annual list of Master Kids Teachers.

The award recognizes the world’s most outstanding youth golf instructors, and Brandon Ray is part of a select group that earned Top 50 accolades three consecutive times, making him a Master Kids Teacher. The award was presented to Ray at the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, Fl. in January.

Since 2004, U.S. Kids Golf has honored the best youth golf teachers with the Top 50 Kids Teacher Award. Applicants complete an online survey and winners are chosen based on contributions to youth golf, such as: experience with 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. Each year, award recipients include teachers 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 fun 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. The foundation, a Georgia non-profit recognized as a 501(c)(3) charity, provides services that include competition and instruction. The foundation organizes over 800 tournaments each year for more than 10,000 players, ages 5-18, including a local U.S. Kids Tour in Charleston.

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