TOP “UNDER 40” COACH ANDERS MATTSON
To Appear on Golf Channel’s ‘Morning Drive’
ORLANDO, Fla. (Nov. 22, 2016) – Anders Mattson, recognized by Golf Digest magazine as one of the rising young teaching professionals in the game today, is scheduled to appear as a guest instructor on Golf Channel’s Morning Drive November 29 and 30.
The popular daily morning show airs from 7-9 a.m. Eastern.
Mattson, director of instruction at Saratoga National Golf Club in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., is one of the inaugural coaches in Golf Channel Academy (GCA), a dedicated network of teaching facilities. Select Golf Channel Academy coaches are being invited to appear on the network’s news and instruction shows, including The Golf Fix and School of Golf; Mattson is making his first appearance on Morning Drive.
“It’s an honor to be a guest on Morning Drive,” said Mattson, 36, who was recently named to Golf Digest magazine’s list of the 100 “Best Young Teachers in America” for 2016-‘17. “It’s been a great experience to be a part of the Golf Channel Academy network of coaches and I look forward to sharing some of my favorite tips and playing lessons with the viewers at home.”
In addition to being selected as one of the top instructors nationwide under the age of 40, Mattson is ranked among the “Best Teachers” in the state of New York, as rated by his peers in Golf Digest. He was also selected as the 2014 and 2015 Northeastern N.Y. PGA Teacher of the Year.
An accomplished player, Mattson joined Saratoga National in 2002 shortly after graduating from Furman University in South Carolina. After earning his Class A certification with the PGA in 2009, he captured the 2009 NENY PGA Stroke Play Championship and was runner-up in the same event a year later. Mattson added his second sectional major in 2014, capturing the NENY PGA Match Play Championship with a 6 & 5 victory in the final.
As a Golf Channel Academy coach, Mattson continues to teach the way he knows best. The underlying philosophy of Golf Channel Academy is that the best golf “teaching” is done through “coaching” — that is, an on-going relationship between player and teacher devoted to long-lasting improvement.
For more information about the Saratoga National Golf Academy, visit www.saratoganationalgolfacademy.com.
For more about Golf Channel Academy, including a full listing of all its current locations and coaches, go to www.golfchannelacademy.com.
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Congratulations to Jeff Pollard who outlasted Cody Moore and three chip offs to win one of the most exciting Shootouts to date! With the win in the Shootout, Jeff also becomes the winner of the 2016 Challenge Cup. Great playing today and all season Jeff!
Thank you to all of our participants in the Shootout today. The wind was definitely blowing and the temperature was not very warm, but the sun was shining and there was some pretty good golf played. I can’t wait for next year’s season to get started!
Here are the results of the Shootout and the final Challenge Cup Standings.
#10 – Matt Gabryshak eliminated in a chip off by Cody Moore
#11 – Dave Garza eliminated with a double bogey
#12 – David Fitzgibbons eliminated in a chip off with Cody Moore, Ted Christianson, and Scott Grimmett
#13 – Carl Luciano eliminated in a chip off with Jeff Pollard
#14 – Scott Grimmett eliminated in a chip off with Jeff Pollard, Parker Stafford, and Dave Robertson
#15 – Parker Stafford eliminated in a chip off with Dave Robertson and Jeff Pollard
#16 – Ted Christianson eliminated with a double bogey
#17 – Dave Robertson eliminated with a double bogey
#18 – Jeff Pollard eliminated Cody Moore with a Shootout winning par
Final Challenge Cup Standings
10th – Scott Grimmett – 960
9th – Matt Gabryshak – 975
8th – Dave Garza – 1400
7th – Dave Robertson – 1480
6th – Ted Christianson – 1550
5th – Parker Stafford – 1750
4th – Carl Luciano – 1850
3rd – David Fitzgibbons – 2675
2nd – Cody Moore – 4000
1st – Jeff Pollard – 4500
Here are the final results from the 2016 Challenge Cup regular season. The top 10 qualify for the Challenge Cup Shootout on this Sunday, October 23rd. Congratulations to all qualifiers and thank you to everyone who participated in the events this season!
Good Morning Guys,
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Don’t forget to sign up for the Club Championship this weekend 9/24 and 9/25. The signs up close on Wednesday at 11:59pm. Pairings will be released on Thursday, 9/22.