PEACHTREE CORNERS, Ga. — Lucas Cohen, from New York Golf Park, located in Hudson, has been honored as a Top 50 Kids Coach by U.S. Kids Golf, the world’s leading organization in developing young golfers.
The Award recognizes coaches who have excelled in developing players, fostering a positive environment, and using the best available resources to help advance their students.
The Top 50 Kids Coaches of 2019 includes golf professionals from 25 states, and seven international countries including Australia, Austria, Canada, England, Hong Kong, Italy, and Northern Ireland. Each year, award recipients include coaches who work at public, private, resort and municipal courses.
In 2019, Cohen personally travelled to eight different schools in Columbia and Greene counties and delivered programs to both elementary and middle school children during gym classes while working hand and hand with the physical educators.
“This is the highest distinction for youth coaches,” noted Van Horn. “These are the professionals that have dedicated a career to youth golf and families, and truly embody the spirit of the U.S. Kids Golf mission.”
The Top 50 Kids Coach Award has been administered by the U.S. Kids Golf Coaches Institute (a division of the U.S. Kids Golf Foundation) since 2004. The awards were officially presented on January 22, during a special presentation during the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando.
Top 50 Kids Coaches — Class of 2019
Jeff Allen, Lake Merced G.C,, Daly City, Calif.; Leslie Andrews, Nehoiden G.C., Wellesley, Mass.; Tim Bakker,King Ranch G.C., Frenchtown, Mont.;
Jean Paul Bedard, Niagara Falls C.C., Lewiston, N.Y.
Jennifer Bermingham, Coto de Caza Golf and Racquet Club, Coto de Caza, Calif.; Kerry Bower-Herr, Victoria Hills G.C., DeLand, Fla.; Chrisitne Brembs, Mt. Freedom Golf, Randolph, N.J.; Jon Bullas, Laurel Oak C.C., Sarasota, Fla.
Emily Burns, Cantigny Youth Links, Wheaton, Ill.; Linda Campbell, The Peninsula Club, Cornelius, N.C.; Marianna Causin, Golf della Montecchia, Padua, Italy; Frankie Chan, Tuen Mun Golf Centre, Hong Kong; Barry Churchill, Stonebridge G.C., Monroe, N.C.; Lucas Cohen, New York Golf Park, Hudson, N.Y.; Alfredo Da Corte, Campodoglio G.C., Chiari, Italy
Nix Duncan, Cherokee Town and C.C., Atlanta, Ga.; Leon Faulkner, Golf Rocks Kids Academy, Sydney, Australia; Lauren Gates, Summit Golf School, Spring, Texas.