Gayle Leslie, PGA to Receive South Florida PGA Teacher of the Year Award

Gayle Leslie, PGA to Receive South Florida PGA Teacher of the Year Award

ATLANTIS, FL – Gayle Leslie, PGA Golf Instructor at the Rick Smith Golf Performance Center at Trump National Doral has been named the 2019 South Florida PGA Teacher of the Year.

The Teacher of the Year award recognizes the PGA Professional who provides outstanding service as a golf instructor with the recipient selected based on his/her efforts in promoting golf, use of teaching involvement in junior golf activities and teaching techniques.

"It is an honor to be selected as the South Florida PGA Section Teacher of the Year,” said Leslie. “I am humbled to have been nominated and selected by my peers for this prestigious award.  I share this award with my PGA mentors who have helped me become the instructor and golf professional I am today."
 
Leslie, who has been with the Rick Smith Golf Performance Center since 2018, has taught golf in south Florida since 2004 and was elected to PGA membership in 2007. As a Senior Elite Instructor, Leslie is one of the lead instructors for multiple-day golf schools, member/resort clinics and corporate events.

As a certified instructor in JC Video, Trackman Launch Monitor, BodiTrak Pressure Mat, Robo Golf Pro, HD Stimulator and 3D Motion Capture System, Leslie is one of the only instructors in the world to be trained and experienced in integrating this combination of technology in golf instruction.

A teacher in Miami for 14 years, Leslie has developed a large local following and annually tracks around 1,200-1,400 hours of lessons, including over 850 already for 2019 alone. Leslie was previously awarded the SFPGA Southern Chapter Teacher of the Year Award in 2016.

In addition to his teaching ability, Leslie is on the South Florida PGA Tournament Committee, is an active participant in section and chapter tournaments and has served as an instructor for the SFPGA Foundation Smiling Fore Life program.

The Teacher of the Year Award is one of the South Florida PGA’s annual awards. Each award recipient as well as Hall of Fame inductees will be honored at the SFPGA Annual Awards and Hall of Fame Dinner on November 12th at the Country Club at Mirasol. Click here for a list of this year’s award winners.