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Louisville Urban League awards highest honor to

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10th Annual George “G.G.” Johnson Charity Golf Scramble June 5th

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Urban Youth Golf Program Staff

 

D'Shawn Johnson, Youth Development Specialist

Louisville Urban League

(502) 566-3382

djohnson@lul.org

 

 

 

Professional Golf Instructors

The UYGP provides year-round golf instruction and other activities. The Program kicks off a new season of services each April, offering weekly instructional and practice sessions, life skills training, academic assistance, cultural enrichment, community service opportunities, college scholarships and much more.  The UYGP employs PGA professionals Craig Heibert, Kevin Greenwell, and the legendary George “G.G.” Johnson, as instructors.

 

 

Craig S. Heibert, PGA Professional

Shawnee Golf Course

Louisville, KY

UYGP Instructor Since 2004

 

Craig Heibert, began his professional career as an Assistant Pro at Audubon Country Club in 1991. He served as an Assistant Pro at Persimmon Ridge from 1992 to 1995. In 1996, Heibert became an Assistant Pro at Hunting Creek Country Club. From 1997 to present, he has served as the Head Professional at Otis Park Golf Course in Bedford, Ind. Heibert is respected for his junior instruction abilities, and is a former Indiana PGA merchandiser of the year and state Horton Smith honoree for education and training.
 

 

Kevin Greenwell, PGA Professional

Seneca Golf Course

Louisville, KY

UYGP Instructor Since 1998

 

Kevin Greenwell, began his golfing career at Iroquois Golf Course in 1980. In 1981, he became an Assistant Professional at Seneca Golf Course. Greenwell became a PGA ‘Class A’ member in 1985. In 1997, he became the Head Professional at Shawnee Golf Course. Greenwell was named the Kentucky Golf Professional of the Year in 2001, and is one of Golf Digest’s top 400 golf instructors nationally. He is this past year’s Kentucky PGA Junior Leader, an honor he’s received three other times.
 

 

George “G.G.” Johnson, PGA Professional

Bobby Nichols Golf Course

UYGP Instructor Since 1998

 

George Johnson is the first and only African-American head golf pro in Kentucky. He began to learn the game at the age of 15 when he caddied at a segregated country club in Georgia. He turned pro in 1964 and qualified for the US Open in 1965. He received his tour card after successfully completing the PGA qualifying program (or graduating “Q” school) in 1968 and began playing in tournaments with the likes of Jack Nicklaus, Miller Barber and Tom Kite. In 1971 he won the Azalea Open and became the fourth African-American to ever win a PGA tournament. George spent a total of 10 years on the PGA Tour and three on the Senior Tour and remains a Lifetime Member of the PGA. He served as the Head Pro at Victory Drive from 1980 to 1995, minus a two-year stint (1990-1992) as Director of Golf at the K.W. Golf Academy in Greeneville, S.C. In 1997, George became the head golf pro at Bobby Nichols Golf Course here in Louisville Metro. His passion for the game translates to the young people he continues to teach today. In 2008, he was inducted into the African-American Golfers Hall of Fame.

Louisville Urban League Mission: As an active partner, leader and catalyst we will assist African Americans, other minority groups and the disadvantaged to attain social and economic equality and stability through direct services and advocacy.

The Louisville Urban League is a non-profit 501(c)3 charitable organization serving the Louisville community since 1921. The Louisville Urban League provides workforce development services, housing services, and youth development & education services to more than 11,000 annually. For more information about the League and its programs, visit www.lul.org

Louisville Urban League

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