Special to the Citizen
Recently, the PGA of American, Georgia Section, honored its most distinguished members at their annual awards ceremony held at the 755 Club at Turner Field Stadium in Atlanta. Among those recognized was Cuscowilla on Lake Oconee’s Director of Instruction, John Tillery, who received the 2015 Teacher of the Year award. Tillery’s work with youth golf programs, several PGA Tour players, and numerous web.com, mini tour, and collegiate players has steered his passion to help lead his players to college scholarships, profession wins, and nearly $20 million dollars in PGA Tour earnings, thus, making him a prime candidate for the Teacher of the Year award. In his most recent venture with the Cuscowilla Golf Academy, Tillery launches the new Junior Golf Program at Cuscowilla this month where he and his team have designed a program for kids of all ages beginning as early as 3 years old and continuing through the completion of high school. He aims to teach kids the game and develop them as players as they progress through the program, as well as cultivate long-term athletic development. The Junior Golf Program is open to both Cuscowilla Members as well as non-members. To find out more information about the new Junior Golf Program and to schedule a lesson with John Tillery, please visit Cuscowilla.com. Cuscowilla on Lake Oconee is a private, gated community feature a Coore/Crenshaw designed course. The 18 holes of golf is set among a natural serene setting along the beautiful shores of Lake Oconee with a laid-back lifestyle of members that would want to make anyone choose Cuscowilla as their ‘place on the lake.’ Memberships are available, and for more information, visit, www.cuscowilla.com or call 706-484-0050.