PGA of the America Awards

Anderson named recipient of 2010 PGA Teacher of the Year Award

September 30, 2010 // 0 Comments

Todd Anderson, the PGA director of instruction at Sea Island Golf Club in St. Simons Island, Ga., and one of the country’s most respected and innovative instructors, is the recipient of the PGA Teacher of the Year Award. Anderson, 48, is a 23-year member of the PGA of America and is the third member of the Georgia PGA Section and second from his home facility to be named recipient of the national PGA Teacher of the Year Award. The award was established in 1986, honoring outstanding teachers of golf among the PGA of America membership. Anderson will be recognized at the PGA of America Awards, Jan. 27, 2011, during the 58th PGA Merchandise Show at the Orange County Convention Center’s Linda W. Chapin Auditorium in Orlando, Fla. “Our 2010 national award winners reflect the best values and qualities of our association,” said PGA of America President Jim Remy. “Our recipients have made an impact among their Section peers, their respective communities and influenced others throughout the country. They have inspired both juniors and young professionals, which is a rite of passage in our profession. By their hard work, we are proud to declare that PGA professionals are experts in the game and the business of golf.” Born in Grand Rapids and formerly of Rockford, Anderson has spent the past six years at Sea Island Golf Club, which also is home to 1995 PGA Teacher of the Year Jack Lumpkin. Since 2000, Anderson has been listed among Golf Digest’s 50 Greatest Teachers, and since 2002 has been one of GOLF Magazine’s Top 100 Instructors. Introduced to golf through his father, Bill, a single-digit handicap player, Anderson evolved from being a multi-sport athlete in high school into focusing on golf. The PGA instruction lineage continues in the Anderson family, with his brother, Dave, 46, the PGA director of instruction at Olde Atlanta Golf Club in Suwanee, Ga. Anderson attended the University of Alabama, competing on the Crimson Tide golf team from 1980 to 1984, and serving as team captain his senior year. He turned professional in 1984, and began his PGA apprenticeship at Green Ridge Country Club, now Egypt Valley Golf Club in Ada. His mentor at the time was PGA professional Lynn Janson, now at Black […]