Head Golf Professional Michael Phillips demonstrates the proper putting grip to Matthew Slowik, left, and Gabe Mamula during a lesson last July on the practice putting green at Los Alamos County Golf Course. 2021 marks Phillips’ third year in a row winning the Top 50 Kids Coach Award. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com
Los Alamos Community Services Department congratulates Head Golf Professional Michael Phillips for once again being named as a Masters Kid Coach – 2021 marks the third year in a row that he has won the Top 50 Kids Coach Award.
“I have been fortunate to work with Michael at both Golf and Ice for close to 20 years and his dedication to youth programming at both facilities, and how much he enjoys working with all ages, shows in his actions. It’s also shown through the smiles and enthusiasm expressed by those who’ve had him as an ice skating instructor, golf instructor, or both,” said Dianne Marquez, the Parks, Recreation, and Open Space Division Leader.
Since 2008, U.S. Kids Golf has named Master Kids Coaches to honor instructors for their ongoing efforts in growing the game of golf among kids. These individuals have earned the distinction of Master Kids Coach by winning the Top 50 Kids Coach Award three times.
Being named a Master Kids Coach is the highest honor an instructor can receive from U.S. Kids Golf. There are 197 teachers who have received this honor, 15 of whom joined the ranks in 2020.
“Congratulations Michael and thank you for your passion and dedication to our community!” –LAC