For Second Straight Year, Bridgeport Country Club's Michael Gervais Named Top 50 Kids Coach in U.S.

By Connect-Bridgeport Staff on January 11, 2019 via Connect-Bridgeport.com

Michael Gervais, from Bridgeport Country Club, located in Bridgeport, has been named to U.S. Kids Golf’s annual list of Top 50 Kids Coaches. The Award recognizes the world’s most outstanding youth golf instructors, and Gervais is part of a select group that earned Top 50 accolades among 300 applicants.
 
This marks the second year in a row Gervais has won the award. Gervais, a former Bridgeport High School golfing standout, was the only person from West Virginia chosen. Their program is available for youth by contacting the Bridgeport Country Club.
 
Click HERE for a blog on Gervais winning the honor as part of the Class of 2017.
 
Since 2004, U.S. Kids Golf has honored the best youth golf coaches with the Top 50 Kids Coach Award. Applicants complete an online survey and winners are chosen based on their contributions to youth golf, such as: experience young golfers; time devoted to teaching youth; innovation, creativity and fun in their programs; communication; parental involvement; use of a well-organized instruction program and overall effort to grow the game.
 
The Top 50 Kids Coaches of 2018 includes golf professionals from 28 states, and nine international countries including Australia, Austria, Canada, China, England, Hong Kong, Italy, and Northern Ireland. Each year, award recipients include coaches who work at public, private, resort and municipal courses.
 
“These coaches are honored as more than teachers of the game,” explained Dan Van Horn, the President and Founder of U.S. Kids Golf. “They create outstanding opportunities for young golfers to learn in a fun and rewarding environment that instills a love for the game and engages the entire family.  Their ability to connect with students and fully engage them in the learning process sets them apart.”
 
The Top 50 Kids Coach Award is administered by the U.S. Kids Golf Coaches Institute, a division of the U.S. Kids Golf Foundation. For more information about the Top 50 Kids Coach Award, please contact U.S. Kids Golf at coaches@uskidsgolf.com.
 
Top 50 Kids Coaches – Class of 2018
 
Zoe Allen… Lurgan G.C… Lurgan, Northern Ireland
Leslie Andrews… Nehoiden G.C… Wellesley, Mass.
JP Bedard… Niagara Falls C.C… Lewiston, N.Y.
John Bierkan… Aronimink G.C… Newtown Square, Pa.
Tasha Bohlig… El Caballero C.C… Tarzana, Calif.
Kerry Bower-Herr… Victoria Hills G.C… DeLand, Fla.
Christine Brembs… Mt. Freedom G.C… Randolph, N.J.
Richard Brown… Richard Brown School of Golf… Missouri City, Texas
Emily Burns… Cantigny Youth Links … Wheaton, Ill.
Mark Caldwell… Canyon Springs G.C… San Antonio, Texas
Linda Campbell… The Peninsula Club… Cornelius, N.C.
Frankie Chan… Tuen Mun Golf Centre… Tuen Mun, Hong Kong
Anna Diletta Daffan… G.C. Ca' Daffan… Arzignano, Italy
Deac Dawson… Cabarrus C.C… Concord, N.C.
Richard Degree… Royster Memorial G.C… Shelby, N.C.
Leon Faulkner… Golf Rocks Kids Academy… Sydney, Australia
Christine Felton… Sea Island Golf Performance Center … St. Simons Island, Ga.
Suzie Fisher… The G.C. of Oklahoma… Broken Arrow, Okla.
Lauren Gates… Summit Golf School… Spring, Texas
Michael Gervais… Bridgeport C.C… Bridgeport, W. Va.
Andy Griffiths… M.I.G.A… Shanghai, China
Katie Hanneman… Pioneer Creek G.C… Maple Plain, Minn.
Billy Hoffman… Westwood C.C… Vienna, Va.
Paul Kaster… Paul Kaster Golf Coaching… Little Silver, N.J.
Josh Kendall… Lomas Santa Fe C.C… Solana Beach, Calif.
Susie Kirk… The Woodlands C.C… The Woodlands, Texas
Justin Klemballa… Paradise Valley C.C… Paradise Valley, Ariz.
Travis Lynch… The Trails of Frisco… Frisco, Texas
Mackenzie Mack… Rogers Park G.C… Tampa, Fla.
Jordan McKelvy… Rolling Hills C.C… Wichita, Kan.
Cameron Milton… Polson Bay G.C… Polson, Mont.
Brian Moose… RiverCrest G.C. & Preserve… Phoenixville, Pa.
Janean Murphy… Oakhurst G.C… Porter, Texas
Daniel Neben… T.P.C. Potomac at Avenel Farm… Potomac, Md.
Ed Oldham… The Ranch C.C… Westminster, Colo.
Michael Phillips… Los Alamos G.C… Los Alamos, N.M.
David Pocock… Bryn Meadows… Ystrad Mynach, United Kingdom
Boykin Powers… City of Charleston Municipal G.C… Charleston, S.C.
Chip Ranco… Haworth C.C… Haworth, N.J.
Martin Rentenberger… G.C Marco Polo… Vienna, Austria 
Rico Riciputi… Wentworth By The Sea C.C… Rye, N.H.
Kathleen Robinson… Skywest G.C… Hayward, Calif.
Jane Rosenberg… Black Gold G.C… Yorba Linda, Calif.
Evan Sales… Angel Fire Resort… Angel Fire, N.M.
Abigale Schepperle… Fox Creek G.C… Marietta, Ga.
Dan Shea… Michelle Holmes School of Golf… Norfolk, Va.
Hoppy Smith… Diamondhead C.C… Diamondhead, Miss.
Andrew Spaulding… Broadlands G.C… North Prairie, Wis.
Bob Usher… Grey Oaks C.C… Naples, Fla.
Brody Whetham… Academy at Sawmill G.C… Fenwick, Ont.
 
Editor's Note: Photos show Gervais with students, a portrait shot and receiving his 2017 award.



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