Carol Rhoades Honored By U.S. Kids Golf
Jan. 24, 2014
NORCROSS, Ga. – U.S. Kids Golf recently announced the recipients of the 2013 Top 50 Kids Teachers Award, which annually recognizes the world’s most outstanding youth golf instructors. UIC women’s golf head coach Carol Rhoades was amongst 100 teachers who earned honorable mention recognition. The class of 2013 includes golf professionals from 21 states, Canada, Costa Rica and Mexico, with recipients chosen from a record 747 applicants.
“The award was created to help parents find the best coaching for their kids,” said Dan Van Horn, President and CEO of U.S. Kids Golf. “The mission of U.S. Kids Golf is to make the game fun for kids, and the Top 50 Kids Teacher Award is an important part of encouraging golf professionals who are key in supporting us and achieving this mission.”
Since 2004, U.S. Kids Golf has honored golf’s best teachers with the Top 50 Kids Teacher Award. Recipients are selected based on their contributions to junior golf, such as: time devoted to teaching young golfers; innovation, creativity and fun in their programs; communication; parental involvement; and overall effort to grow the game. Recipients include teachers who work at public, private, resort and municipal courses.
Rhoades was named the first head women's golf coach at UIC on August 6, 2010. Rhoades is a member of the Professional Golfers' Association of America (PGA) and has been instrumental in the development of various junior programs including Hook a Kid on Golf, First Tee and the Special Olympics.