Lurgan golfer had double reason to celebrate at the U.S. Kids Golf North of Ireland Summer Tour event at Lurgan Golf Club. Not only did he win the event but he made a hole in one.
Zoe Allen was only one of five PGA Professionals from outside USA to be presented with a U.S. Kids Top 50 Teachers Award at the 2018 PGA Show in Orlando. The ceremony, hosted by former Golf Channel Presenter Jennifer Mills, recognises the top 50 US Kid’s coaches for 2017. In addition, those who have won the award for the third time are given the title of US Kids Master teacher.
During 2017 Zoe has been very active in introducing the first US Kids learning programmes to Ireland, helping as a Tournament Director at the US Kids European and World Championships and establishing the first US Kids Local Tour in Ireland.
Zoe had an exciting end to 2017 when she was invited to act as one of the Tournament Directors at the US Kids Golf 2017 Holiday Classic in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.
In May Zoe was invited to help out at the 2017 US Kids Golf European Championships at Gullane, Scotland. During that week Zoe was appointed Tournament Director at Longniddry Golf Club, one of six East Lothian courses used in the European Championships.
In January Zoe attended a US Kids coaching course in Orlando Florida which enabled her to introduce the US Kids Golf Learning Programme in Lurgan. During her time at the course, Zoe was invited to help out at the 2017 US Kids Golf European Championships held at Gullane, near Muirfield, East Lothian, Scotland in May. Zoe describes her experience at the Championships and how young Golfers can enjoy top competition at a tournament run like a tour event!