Monday, September 23, 2013

Chris Trout named Director of Instruction at Florida's Sun Cup Golf Center

(FORT MYERS, Fla.) - The Sun Cup Golf Center - formerly Daniels Driving Range at Six Mile Cypress and Daniels Boulevard - is proud to announce that renowned teacher and player Chris Trout, PGA, has joined SCGC as Director of Instruction.

"Adding Chris Trout to our team is a huge step forward for Sun Cup Golf Center," SCGC owner Jason Fry said. "Chris has tremendous ability as an instructor - as well as a proven record as a playing professional. We are proud to have him, and his talent can be of benefit to all our guests."

Trout, 31, is a Class A PGA Professional who most recently was an assistant professional at Cypress Lake Country Club for seven years. The Mariner High School and Florida Gulf Coast University graduate earned his degree in Sports Management, while playing for the Eagles' golf team from 2000-03.

Having won the 2010 South Florida Open champion and Player of the Year in the Southwest Florida PGA Chapter in 2011 and 2012. He holds the course records at Cypress Lake Country Club (61) and Miromar Lakes Country Club (64).

A Titleist Professional Staff Member, Trout has been teaching for over 10 years, having studied under legendary teaching pro Dr. Jim Suttie (2000 PGA Teacher of the Year) at TwinEagles in Naples.

"I believe all students have different levels of abilities, and have to be taught as individuals," Trout said. "Through solid fundamentals, students will gain a better knowledge of their own swing. A game plan will be put into place to better reach their individual goals. I am a proponent of simplifying the golf swing, and video analysis will be provided to show how the body works throughout the swing."

"Sun Cup Golf Center has become a complete practice facility with the addition of Chris Trout," SCGC executive director J.J. Scott said. "His playing talent is impressive, and he has the ability to connect with his students using a combination of technology and proven teaching techniques. He will flourish here, and the Southwest Florida community will improve their golf as a result."

Trout offers lessons to individuals and groups in 30- and 60-minute increments, as well as 30-minute junior lessons. All lessons include one-on-one video analysis.

Sun Cup Golf Center (formerly Daniels Driving Range) has been a popular practice destination for golfers in Southwest Florida for over a decade. With grass and artificial tees, including a covered set of tees and lights, golfers can practice rain or shine, day or night. Sun Cup Golf Center also features a putting green, short-game area and practice bunker. SCGC also offers refreshments and golf accessories, rental clubs, full club repair center and a friendly staff.

SCGC hours are from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily, 365 days a year. Call 239-561-2627 for details.

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