Innsbrook PGA Head Golf Pro Kevin Corn was presented with the U.S. Kids Golf Founder’s Award for his extraordinary contribution to others through the game of golf. Corn accepted the award, presented for only the third time in the organization’s 20-year history, during the PGA Show in Orlando, Fla. on January 26.
Kevin was instrumental in the implementation of an effort to positively impact the youth at Ranken Jordan Pediatric Bridge Hospital through golf. The hospital is one of only a handful in the U.S. that provides subacute medical treatment for children, regardless of their family’s ability to pay.
“The passion and determination Kevin shows towards these deserving kids is more than heartwarming,” said U.S. Kids Golf Founder Dan Van Horn. “By making U.S. Kids Golf a part of his efforts, we learned a new way that lives can be changed and improved through golf.”
Kevin works in conjunction with the Ranken Jordan staff to utilize golf as a therapeutic tool for children with severe medical issues, while also providing them with social and emotional benefits, a sense of accomplishment and fun through the game of golf.
“I could never adequately express the feelings I had as Dan [Van Horn] made the award presentation,” said Corn. “I am eternally grateful to the entire U.S. Kids Golf company for their support of the junior golf program at Ranken Jordan.”
The mission of U.S. Kids Golf is to help kids have fun learning the lifelong game of golf and to encourage family interaction that builds lasting memories.
“This mission is certainly something we stand behind at Innsbrook, and has been one of my personal missions for much of my life,” said Corn. “The opportunity to use golf to help put smiles on the faces of the kids at Ranken Jordan is a great honor and something I look forward to every week.”
You can learn more about this unique junior golf program by visiting Kevin’s blog at http://rankenjordangolf.blogspot.com.