Des Mahoney, the teaching professional at Centennial Golf Academy at the Centennial Golf Club in Oak Ridge, was awarded the 2022 PGA Teacher and Coach of the Year by the Knoxville Chapter of the Professional Golfers Association at their event on Monday, December 12.
This is not Mahoneyâ€™s first recognition, a press release said. He has achieved Top 10 PGA Teacher in Tennessee multiple times.
Mahoney said he has a passion for continually improving his teaching skills by talking to other golf instructors in the country to share and implement some of the newest insights in golf instruction.
Mahoney has a special pride in being one of the most active PGA professionals offering PGA Hope, a six-week program for teaching golf to military veterans. This year, 2022, was Mahoneyâ€™s third year running PGA Hope, engaging with 28 veterans so far, the press release said.
â€œIt is very gratifying to see their golf improvement and camaraderie,â€ Mahoney said. â€œI appreciate being recognized as an instructor who is able to help golfers reach their golf goals.â€
Mahoney is also a PING golf equipment ambassador and an expert in golf equipment fitting, according to the press release.
Des Mahoney can be reached at (865) 919-2126 or [email protected].