The Country Club of Roswell and its director of instruction, Jackie Cannizzo, announce the launch of Junior Golf AcademyONE Roswell, a new fitness-focused golf program open to all junior golfers in the area.
"We are excited to bring this new golf program to all girls and boys in the greater Roswell area,” said Cannizzo, a nationally recognized junior golf leader and a member of the Country Club of Roswell staff since 1996. “One of the strengths of Junior Golf AcademyONE is the ability to provide a fun, active fitness program alongside direct golf instruction. As leaders of junior golf in the Atlanta area, we are very excited to offer this new program as we believe this is the training model that we need to follow to maximize results for junior golfers so they can enjoy the game more. This program will enhance what we do from a coaching stand point and take our program to a level above others. It's the way coaching should be.”
Junior Golf AcademyONE was created by LPGA Tour/PGA member Suzanne Strudwick in Knoxville, Tenn.
“Our program was created to get kids excited about learning how to play golf, establish an environment they wanted to come back to often and do all of that with a very active, fitness foundation to learning” said Strudwick, the 1993 LPGA Tour rookie of the year who received U.S. Kids Golf Top 50 Kid Teachers honors in 2011. “I am thrilled junior golfers in Roswell will experience this program under the expert direction of award-winning instructor Jackie [Cannizzo] and her team. Junior golfers from in and around Roswell will benefit from their deep knowledge of the game combined with this very active approach to teaching.”
Junior Golf AcademyONE Roswell Fast Facts:
Country Club of Roswell, 2500 Club Springs Drive, Roswell, GA 30076
Weekly program schedule:
Tuesdays at 4 p.m., Cyclone ages 5-7
Tuesdays at 5 p.m., S.M.A.S.H. ages 8 -11
Wednesdays at 4 p.m., FIRE ages 12-15
To Register for the program or for more information visit the website.
Jackie Cannizzo has been named by one of the top 10 golf instructors in Georgia (Golf Digest), a U.S. Kids Golf Master Teacher and Certified Coach and a U.S. Kids Golf top 50 junior teacher. She has received numerous awards, including being named the Georgia PGA North Chapter Assistant Professional of the Year (2003), the Georgia PGA North Chapter Junior Golf Leader, the Georgia PGA Section Junior Golf Leader (2005) and was given the PGA Education Achievement Award. In addition she served as a 2012 American Junior Golf Association Junior Golf Ambassador. Under her leadership, the Country Club of Roswell Junior Program has grown from 30 kids to 165, including an elite Junior Player Program that has sent several kids to play college golf, and a teaching program that has grown from needing one instructor to three full time instructors.
Lu Bemvenuti was born and raised in Porto Alegre, Brazil. She attended the University of Georgia on a golf scholarship before playing professionally on the LPGA Tour for 15 years prior to joining Country Club of Roswell staff in 2006. She is a member of both the LPGA Tour and the LPGA Teaching and Club Professional Division. She was a member of the Brazilian National Team and represented her country in several International events, including the 2006 Women's World Cup which was held in Sun City, South Africa.
Lisa Chirichetti, a graduate of Indiana University, is a PGA member who joined the Country Club of Roswell staff in 2002. She received the 2006 Junior Golf Leader award from the North Chapter of the Georgia PGA and has been named by one of the top 10 golf instructors in Georgia (Golf Digest).