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Allen claims third US Kids accolade


It’s been quite a start to 2020 for Lurgan Golf Club based coach, Zoe Allen, who received her third US Kids Top 50 Coaching award at the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, Florida.

Each year, US Kids Golf selects the 50 top coaches to receive this top honour. Those who have won the award on two previous occasions receive the ultimate accolade of Master Coach.

Zoe has now received the top 50 award for 2017, 2018 and 2019. She becomes the seventh International coach from outside USA to receive the Master Coach award and the first from Ireland.

She joins an elite group of 182 Coaches who have received the award for the third time. This year a further 13 coaches received the Master Coach award.

Since 2017, the 31-year-old has incorporated the US Kids learning programmes into her teaching at Lurgan Golf Club’s Academy. Zoe has also established the first US Kids Local Tour in Great Britain and Ireland.

The US Kids North of Ireland Tour has grown each year now with over 600 competitors. In July 2020, Zoe will host the first US Kids Golf Irish Open, a two-day event to be played at Mount Wolseley, Co Carlow in July.

Zoe has enhanced her experience as a Tournament Director at the US Kids Venice Open, the US Kids Holiday Classic held in West Palm Beach Florida, the US Kids European Championships in Scotland and the US Kids World Championships at Pinehurst.