Harvard Women's Golf Coach Kevin Rhoads Earns Another Honor

GOLF DIGEST -  Harvard women's golf coach Kevin Rhoads has been selected as one of the country's Top 20 Teachers Under 40 (years old). The honors have come steadily for Rhoads who, in 2008, was named the New England PGA Teacher of the Year. Under his guidance, the Crimson has become arguably the top program in the Northeast region.

Much has been made of the youth explosion on the PGA Tour in 2010, with players 30 or under winning nearly half of the events through August, including the last three majors. A similar phenomenon is happening on tour practice tees: Teachers in their 30s, even their 20s, are squeezing between the Butch Harmons and David Leadbetters. Here we recognize these young stars with a new list: Golf Digest's Best Young Teachers.

But this is not just about teaching tour players; in fact, most of these men and women spend their days with golfers like you, at clubs and golf schools across the country--in 21 states, to be exact. To pick them, we started with our Top 20 Teachers Under 40, then we exhausted our industry contacts to find candidates to survey and interview. Finally, we settled on 40 great teachers under 40.

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Rhoads teaches out of The Country Club in Brookline, Mass. - which is also the practice home of Harvard men's and women's golf. Rhoads recently sat down with Golf Digest for a "two minute tip" on hitting a high pitch:

"To hit a high pitch, you need to make ball-first contact with a descending blow. A great image to remember as you swing into impact is hitting the bottom of the ball with the bottom of the clubface. This will help prevent you from decelerating or trying to scoop the ball, two common amateur mistakes." - Kevin Rhoads

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