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Jeff Malby, Associate Director of Athletics
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Rocky’s Pohle named top 50 kids teacher by U.S. kids golf
BILLINGS, Mont. – January 8, 2016 – Aaron Pohle, Rocky Mountain College head men’s and women’s golf coach and head golf professional at Yegen Golf Club, has been named to U.S. Kids Golf’s annual list of Top 50 Kids Teachers. The Award recognizes the world’s most outstanding youth golf instructors, and Pohle is part of a select group that earned Top 50 accolades.
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 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 Teachers of 2015 includes golf professionals from 26 states, Canada and Kenya. Each year, award recipients include teachers who work at public, private, resort and municipal courses.
Pohle is the only recipient of this award who is from Montana. “It is an honor to receive such a great award,” Pohle said. “I really enjoy making an impact in young golfer’s lives.”
“Golf professionals and coaches who win this award play a vital role in engaging kids in the game and helping them learn that golf is a fun and enjoyable sport”, said Dan Van Horn, President and CEO of U.S. Kids Golf. “This award is designed to provide encouragement to professionals to make their youth golf programs more robust and, importantly, to help parents find great youth golf instruction for their kids.”
Pohle received honorable mention honors for the same award in 2011, 2012 and 2014.