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Smeal Recognized as Top 50 Growth of the Game Teaching Pro in USA


For 4 consecutive years Chris Smeal, FCG Founder and Head Coach at FCG Academy receives Top 50 Growth of the Game Teaching Pro Award in the USA!


Dear Chris,

Congratulations! It is with great pleasure that I can inform you that you have been selected as a 2016 Golf Range Association of America Top 50 Growth of the Game Teaching Professional. We received an outstanding batch of applicants for this honor, so please take pride in the fact that you were selected from a group of highly regarded teachers.

All winners will be listed in the December 2016 issue of Golf Range Magazine as well as on Winners will be invited to pick up their award, a piece of crystal made by Sterling Cut Glass, at the 2017 PGA Merchandise Show. A GRAA representative will be reaching out to you in January to confirm whether or not you will be coming for your award.

We have also created a special logo for all award winners to display on their websites or email signatures to showcase their achievement. As you can see, the logo is below and you can download it by simply clicking on the image and right clicking to do a “save image as” once the logo opens in your browser.

In addition to being listed as a Top 50 award winner in the December 2016 issue of Golf Range Magazine, we will include a brief 50-word bio for each winner. Please send Matt Frey, PGA, your 50-word bio by Friday December 2 by clicking hereor emailing

Helping to congratulate you are Coastal Netting, Tex-Net and Wittek, partners of the 2016 GRAA awards program. These sponsors have stepped up to support the GRAA and its members, so we encourage you to consider them for future needs. You may hear from them throughout the year as they will have special programs and offers designed specifically for our award winners. Thank you for your support of the Golf Range Association of America and congratulations again on your achievement. We hope to see you at the PGA Merchandise Show, and please do not hesitate to call or email me anytime using the contact information below.

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