Saturday, October 31, 2015

McMahon Elected To NENY PGA Section Board Of Directors

(LENOX, MA) – Kay McMahon, president of eduKaytion golf and creator of the Golf 8.5 teaching approach, has been elected to the Northeastern New York PGA Board of Directors. McMahon and fellow PGA members John Souza, Noel Gebauer and Josh Hillman were sworn in for two-year terms at the NENY PGA annual meeting by PGA of America President Derek Sprague.

McMahon, an LPGA Hall of Fame instructor, has been active in the NENY PGA Section for many years, and was named the 2015 Horton Smith Education Award winner back in March. That award recognizes golf professionals for their outstanding and continuing contributions to developing and improving education opportunities for the PGA golf professional.

McMahon, creator of the teaching made simple concept, Golf 8.5, has served on the Education Committee for five years and previously served as a Section Board Director from 2010 - 2014.  

McMahon developed Golf 8.5 through 30 years of playing, learning and teaching the sport. The concept eliminates the mind clutter that traditional teaching methods can create.

“I believe that the traditional way of teaching golf leads to too many things to think about during the swing,” said McMahon. “There are really only four things to think about before the swing, and 4.5 things to do during the swing. It really simplifies the thought process in learning the golf swing.”

With partner Eloise Trainor, founder of the FUTURES Tour (now the LPGA Symetra Tour), McMahon created eduKaytion golf, through which they teach groups and individuals using the Golf 8.5 method.

eduKaytion golf offers year-round golf lessons, custom golf schools, corporate golf days, corporate golf events, golf classes and workshops, kids golf lessons and much more inside Studio 1-K., located at Cranwell Spa & Golf Resort in Lenox, MA. Studio 1-K is a 3700 sq. ft. year-round practice facility, equipped with five indoor hitting stations, three putting machines, mirrors, training aids, heat and music.  McMahon offers complimentary video and computer swing analysis with every lesson.

“We have a very high success rate,” she said. “People can actually learn and/or change rapidly. Everyone comes away saying, ‘But it’s so simple.’”

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