11th August, 2005
Wailea, Maui -- Two Wailea Golf Club teaching pros were voted by their peers as the best golf teachers in Hawaii, according to the August 2005 issue of Golf Digest.
Eddie Lee and Tim Mitchell, both Class A PGA instructors at the Wailea Golf Club, were ranked first and second in Hawaii, respectively, in Golf Digest's newest list of the top golf teachers in Hawaii. Rankings for teachers in every state were determined based upon responses to ballots distributed to more than 1,000 teaching professionals who were asked to review their peers on a grading scale.
"I was taken completely by surprise (at being named number two)," said Mitchell. "I knew Eddie would be up there. I've worked with him for years and he's very highly regarded, very devoted to teaching."
"The fact that this honor is based on evaluations by other PGA instructors is a huge honor for both of us," Lee added.
In 2004, Lee and Mitchell collaborated on, and launched, the Wailea Golf Academy, a personalized instruction program based at Wailea Golf Club's 12-acre outdoor training facility. The two pros direct and teach a variety of lessons programs including half-day and full-day golf schools, video lessons and private instruction. Other Wailea instructors at the academy have also received national and state recognition for their work.
"This is a great testament to both Eddie and Tim, and the tremendous work they've done with our teaching programs at the Wailea Golf Club," said Anne Takabuki, president and chief operating officer of Wailea Golf LLC. "They are two of the reasons behind Wailea's reputation as one of the best golf resorts in the world."
Lee was also named Assistant Professional of the Year in 1999 by the Aloha Section PGA.
For more information, call the Wailea Golf Club at 1-888-328-MAUI or visit www.waileagolf.com.
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