Sue PhillipsJuly 9, 2021
Chris SmithAugust 30, 2021
Co-owner of eduKaytion Golf, Director of Instruction, Award-Winning Golf Professional and Teacher, LPGA Professionals Hall of Fame, PGA of America member, Author, Speaker, and Sports Journalist.
Kay McMahon established eduKaytion Golf in upstate New York, as a company dedicated to quality and simplified instruction with her signature and trademarked Golf 8.5 approach.
Kay created Golf 8.5 realizing early on that the golf swing needs to be taught so that people “get it sooner”. Golf 8.5 de-clutters the 6-inch attic. There are only 4 things to do before the swing and only 4 1/2 things to do in the swing. Golf 8.5 starts from the beginning, focusing first on understanding the principles of the golf swing. In the 8.5 approach so many things happen automatically and never have to be taught, such as posture, alignment and how far to stand from the golf ball. The learning curve is fast-tracked and quickly learned.
Kay was inducted into the LPGA Professionals Hall of Fame in 2010, is an LPGA Professionals National Teacher of the Year, named LPGA Top 50 Best Teachers – Elite Class of 4 – 2020, a Former National President LPGA Professionals, Golf Digest 50 Best Women Teachers in America, elected into the PGA of America as a Member as one of first ten women to do so, Northeastern New York PGA Former Board Member, and named NENY PGA Section Teacher of the Year (3 times), and currently President of Women in the Golf Industry (WIGI).
With over 35 years of experience, she is a well renowned teacher, a teacher of teachers, an author, a speaker, and a sports journalist. She is an enthusiastic and entertaining speaker, bringing with her a wealth of experience into practical, simple and real-life lessons.
She conducts private lessons, workshops, and webinars throughout the Northeast, including establishing a Golf Academy now in Orlando, FL. Her leadership in the industry as a teacher has included tour players to beginners.
Kay hails from Minnesota and during her amateur playing days, she captured the Minnesota State Publinks Championship twice. Her professional playing career includes 9 LPGA Tour Qualifying Schools, and qualifying and playing in three USGA Women’s Open Championships.