Mark Anderson named Philadelphia PGA Teacher of the Year for 2012

I am both humbled and honored to announce that I have been named Teacher of the Year for the Philadelphia PGA.  There are so many great teachers in our Section and I am proud to accept this award on their behalf.  It has been an amazing year for me in regards to teaching.  Purchasing TrackMan and spending hours and hours understanding the science behind it has made me a much better teacher.

The Penn team had a great year as well finishing 2nd at Ivies with 2 players unable to play due to injuries.  We also had a 17 shot victory at Sacred Heart and Olivia Chang won the ECAC Championship as an individual this past Fall.  I am very proud of our team and I look forward to many more trophies in the future.

Many thanks are due to all of the teachers that have helped me during my career.  I have taken many lessons and watched many excellent teachers teach over the past 20 years.  I love to learn as much as I can about teaching this amazing game and I enjoy sharing what I have learned with others.  I am excited to host my first Teaching Seminar for the Philadelphia PGA this February at the Cricket Club.  I will be joined by Penn Men’s Coach Bob Heintz, John Spina – Director of instruction at the Cricket Club and Eric Kennedy – Head Golf Professional at Overbrook Country Club.

A big thank you goes out to all of my students and players that have trusted me to help them with their games.  I promise that I will continue to learn and will work hard to come up with new and exciting ways to help you shoot lower scores on the course.

Here is a link to the announcement of all the award winners –   http://philadelphia.pga.com/news/article_3288/

Congratulations to everyone in the Philadelphia Section that won an award this year.  Well done!

Have Fun and Play Well!

Mark

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