Caroline and Steve,
Collin enjoyed the Fall boot camp very much-and also loved the winter program. You are both so knowledgeable and patient with the kids. We are also very impressed on how you really care about these kids you are teaching, they are not just a number to you!
We really appreciate your follow up with Collin. It is very special how you watch the scores of these kids and love to hear about their exciting individual victories as well as being there to give a lending ear and help when things aren’t always going so well. We look forward to having Collin work with you over the years and hopfully mold him into the player he hopes to become.
Kelly and Terry Evers
“Carolyn Genuinely Cares…”
Always a good player, our daughter, Casey lost her only previous swing instructor and was a bit lost. Within weeks of working with Carolyn, Casey had 3 top 5 finishes on the WPGA Players Tour at Horseshoe Bay, Dretzka Park, and Lawsonia. She set a personal low, capturing the SentryWorld Classic with a 68, and culminated her summer run with winning the 2010 WPGA Junior Girl’s Lake Arrowhead Invitational Championship, with 76-74, 150, defeating the last two D1 high school state champions.
Carolyn genuinely cares for her student’s progress; it is not just a job.
– Dean Fait
I am a second grade teacher at Horizons Elementary school in Appleton, Wisconsin. Six years ago, PGA Professionals Steve and Carolyn Howe provided resources and instruction so that our children could have golf in their PE curriculum. I am not the PE teacher, but I am a witness to the excitement and impact the program has had on my classroom students.
My students absolutely love when the “golf dude” comes to visit! As a teacher, I understand that how a subject is presented may make the difference between acceptance and rejection. I giggle at the Howe’s ingenuity as my young charges tell me how “cool” golf is; especially when the kids also share that they “thought they would not like it because it was only for old men…”
The golf program does many wonderful things for our school. First and foremost, a program of this magnitude would not be possible without the generous gift of equipment. Partnering the expertise of the PGA professionals with our teaching staff has led to a collaborative program that reaches the children on their turf and at their level: kudos to the Howes for taking the time to understand our educational requirements and building them into their program.
While my classroom children are not old enough for a field trip to the golf course, the program takes all the fifth and sixth grade classes. Easily, it is one of the most popular field trips each year. Socially and economically, golf is an experience that many of our students would not have “sampled” without the help of the Appleton Golf Initiative. I think I speak for our entire staff when I say that we believe the golf program adds to each and every child’s educational experience here at Horizon Elementary.