Horseshoe Bay Resort’s Gary Parsons recognized as U.S. Kids Golf certified instructor

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NORCROSS, Ga. — Gary Parsons, the director of instruction at Horseshoe Bay Resort, has earned a certified instructor recognition from U.S. Kids Golf, a junior golf equipment and instruction company.

Parsons’ involvement with U.S. Kids Golf began in 2009.

“With the U.S. Kids Golf program, we are able to offer our junior golfers more opportunities to develop their skills in a fun environment,” Parsons said. “They learn the skills they need to play the game in a pace suited to their skill level. The certification provides me with more knowledge, tools and resources to benefit our junior program.”

U.S. Kids Golf certified instructors are golf professionals who are experts in teaching golf to children 12 and younger. More than 400 PGA and LPGA professionals have earned certified instructor distinctions, and these instructors use a curriculum that features game-based teaching methods.

To be recognized as a certified instructor, PGA and LPGA professionals must attend a U.S. Kids Golf certified instructor seminar and pass a series of online tests, including the Positive Coaching Alliance Double-Goal Coach test.

“Parents of young golfers can expect that a certified instructor will bring great enthusiasm to instruction,” said Dan Van Horn, president and CEO of U.S. Kids Golf. “They understand that kids learn best while having fun.”