Sea Pines Instructor Tim Cooke named ‘Teacher of the Year’

tim cookeThe Sea Pines Resort – host of the RBC Heritage held on its famed Harbour Town Golf Links – announces its Director of Golf Instruction, Tim Cooke, has been named “Teacher of the Year” by the Carolinas PGA Section.

The Carolinas Section is the largest of the PGA’s forty-one sections with more than 2,000 professional members. Its geographic territory emcompassing North and South Carolina as well as a small portion of southern Virginia. PGA members are employed at more than 725 golf facilities in the Carolinas.

In 2009, Cooke was awarded “Master Professional in Instruction” status by the PGA of America. Due to his work with junior golfers, he was recognized as a “U.S. Kids Top 50 Instructor” (2009). Cooke has been named to Golf Digest’s “Best Young Teachers” (2010 – 2013). Golf Digest also recognized him as one of the top teachers in South Carolina for 2013 / 2014.

Cooke’s instructional articles have been featured in Golf Illustrated and Golf Digest. He has additionally made several guest appearances on Golf Channel’s “The Turn” as well as an instructional segment which ran this year on Golf Channel.com’s “Weekly Fix.”

Cooke works out of The Sea Pines Resort’s new 23,000 sq. ft. clubhouse and state-of-the-art golf learning center located at its Heron Point and Ocean courses.

“I’m honored to be named ‘Teacher of the Year’ by such a prestigious organization as the Carolinas PGA,” says Cooke.

“Tim is a major reason why our new learning center has risen to the top echelon of golf instruction in the U.S.,” says Cary Corbitt, Vice President of Sports & Operations at The Sea Pines Resort.

For more information: www.seapines.com, 866.561.8802.

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