It is awarded to the teacher who initiates and implements innovative teaching programs, publishes golf articles and excels at teaching at his/her facility. This award goes to teachers who excel at teaching golf. The Southern Chapter has proven year after year that we have some exceptionally talented teachers in our Chapter. Our 2010 Teacher of the Year has proven that he can excel in a very competitive market. While taking on the teaching duties at a facility that already has not one, but two Southern Chapter PGA Teachers of the Year. One of his students says, “He is very precise, very knowledgeable, cares about his students and will teach all skill levels.” He has been honored with this award before, this years Teacher of the Year is Ventana Canyon’s John Basden.