Villages High School golf coach named to national top 50 list of instructors

Wade Martin
Wade Martin

Golf professional Wade Martin, who teaches at The Villages Golf Academy and also coaches The Villages High School’s boys golf program, has been named among the US Kids’ Golf list for top 50 instructors.

Us Kids’ golf certified coaches are recognized in teaching golf to youngsters 12-and-under.

Certified coaches team to leverage their expertise by incorporating an in-depth understanding of club fitting for young golfers, utilizing an established curriculum that features game-based learning methods, offer playing opportunities on the golf course from scaled yardages and communicate effectively with parents.

Martin has been a Professional Golf Association professional since 1990.

He has fulfilled the task of doing something some said couldn’t be done – creating a strong, successful junior golf program in a retirement community.

Martin has had three young men individually qualify for the state finals during his time at the school. His 2016 Buffalo team finished second to Trinity Catholic in the 2016 Boys Golf State Championship.