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.
US Kids Golf
July is a busy month in any Golfer’s calendar and especially this year for Zoe whose activities range from teaching at Lurgan’s Golf Academy, running summer camps, shooting videos for the Belfast Telegraph and teaching at the Swingzone at The Open Championship in Portrush.
One week into my trip to the Michelle Holmes School of Golf and having a great time so far!
Junior golfers in Lurgan got their first taste of the successful U.S. Kids Learning programme when U.S. Kids Certified coach, Zoe Allen, launched Lurgan's U.S. Kids Learning programme.
When PGA Professionals, Michelle Holmes and Zoe Allen met Kenyan PGA Professional Emanuel Kasio, they were impressed with Emanuel’s achievements in introducing Golf to children in Kenya. Emanuel, one of six US Kids Master Teachers based outside USA, has ambitious plans to run US Kids tournaments in Kenya and introduce Golf to neighbouring Uganda and Rwanda.
Following her experience as a Tournament Director at the 2017 European and World Championships, Zoe was invited to be Tournament Director at Longniddry Golf Club for the 2018 US Kids Golf European Championships. A total of six courses will host the event held near Muirfield, East Lothian, Scotland in the last week of May. Fresh from organising the U.S. Kids North of Ireland Spring Tour in Ireland, Zoe describes her experience at the Championships.
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!
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.
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.
Zoe’s calendar for 2018 is filling up fast!
Zoe has had a great start to 2019 as she has just been named a US Kids Top 50 Coach for the second year running.
For the third successive year, Zoe is to receive the prestigious US Kids Top 50 Coach award.
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.
Following a successful visit last year to the prestigious Michelle Holmes School of Golf, Chesapeake, Virginia, Zoe has once again been invited to return and will spend June, July and the start of August at the Michelle Holmes School of Golf. Zoe has also been invited by US Kids to help out at the World Championships, Pinehurst, North Carolina, which is at the beginning of August.