Golf News for Monday, March 10, 2014 | Awards

Wendy Werley earns Top 50 Kids Teacher award for second time

RANCHO VIEJO, Texas -- Wendy Werley Bullock, director of sports and wellness at Rancho Viejo Resort & Country Club, has earned the Top 50 Kids Teachers Award for the second year in a row, the U.S. Kids Golf Foundation has announced.

The U.S. Kids Golf Top 50 Kids Teachers Award annually recognizes the world's most outstanding youth golf instructors. The class of 2013 includes golf professionals from 21 states, Canada, Costa Rica and Mexico, with recipients chosen from a record 747 applicants. Werley has the opportunity next year to be recognized with the Master Kids Teacher Award, given to someone who is named a Top 50 Kids Teacher three times.

Since 2004, U.S. Kids Golf (www.uskidsgolf.com) has honored golf's best teachers with the Top 50 Kids Teacher Award. Applicants complete an online survey and winners are chosen based on their contributions to junior golf, such as: time devoted to teaching young golfers; innovation, creativity and fun in their programs; communication; parental involvement; and overall effort to grow the game.

"I'm honored to be recognized by an organization so dedicated to teaching the fundamentals of golf, while making the sport fun," said Werley. "Golf is about discipline, responsibility and etiquette, important life tools, especially for kids."

A Class-A member of the LPGA, Werley also is an accomplished athlete who not only competed professionally in the U.S. and Japan in golf, but also advanced to the finals in the U.S. Olympic Tennis Trials in 1984. She also trademarked Wellness Golf, a program developed through her collaboration with Dr. Deepak Chopra, one of the world's most foremost experts in mind body medicine.

Managed by Atlanta-based Mosaic Clubs and Resorts, Rancho Viejo Resort & Country Club is a private, family-oriented resort community that stretches across 1,400 lush acres in the Rio Grande Valley at the southern tip of Texas. Offering an inviting year-round climate, it has been concluded that the Rio Grande Valley has 340 playable days of golf per year, more than anywhere else in the United States.

For more information about Rancho Viejo Resort & Country Club call 956-350-4000 or visit online at www.rvrcc.com.

About Rancho Viejo Resort & Country Club
Opened in 1971, Rancho Viejo's two golf courses, the 18-hole El Diablo and 9-hole El Angel, are framed by resacas, the ancient waterways of the Rio Grande Delta. Also located on property are two excellent dining facilities and 12 meeting/event venues with capacity of 10 to 800 people. Rancho Viejo's award-winning swimming pool boasts a large waterfall and a sandy beach landing. Resort guests stay in standard room, or 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom villas, offering the privacy of a conventional hotel room with all the amenities of a luxury home. Rancho Viejo is just minutes from myriad cultural and recreational attractions, including the pristine beaches of South Padre Island, the Port Isabel Lighthouse, two National Wildlife Refuges popular with birders, the Gladys Porter Zoo and the Brownsville Museum of Fine Art. www.rvrcc.com

About U.S. Kids Golf
The mission of U.S. Kids Golf is to help kids have fun learning the lifelong game of golf and to encourage family interaction that builds lasting memories. The U.S. Kids Golf Foundation is a Georgia non-profit recognized as a 501(c)(3) charity and was created in 2001. The Foundation provides services that support the vision of providing kids and their families the opportunity participate in the game of golf through competition and instruction. The Play and Learn Division of the Foundation provides all the resources a parent needs to introduce the game to the beginning golfer, and its Certified Instructor program and Family Course setup are specifically tailored to benefit young golfers. U.S. Kids Golf, LLC is based in Atlanta and manufactures equipment and related golf products designed for kids. It was created in 1997 when Founder/CEO Dan Van Horn found that his children were losing interest in golf due to not having the proper equipment. U.S. Kids Golf products are available in more 75 countries and more than 4,000 golf shops and retail locations in the United States.

For Further Information:
Kaitlin Looby, Director of Marketing
Mosaic Clubs & Resorts
678-679-0523 x303
Kaitlin.Looby@MosaicClubs.com

Warren Grant
Windfall Communications
404-266-2351
windfall72@aol.com