The article, which appears in the magazine’s November 2013 edition as well as online, lists the top golf instructors in the country, along with their affiliations and hourly lesson rates. Golf Digest prepares the list every two years, polling more than 1,000 teaching professionals for their opinions on their peers. It is the only list of top teachers voted on by the teachers themselves.
“I’m very honored to be named among the top 10 golf instructors here in South Carolina, and especially proud that this recognition is a show of support from my fellow golf instructors,” Cooke said.
Cooke has been teaching in South Carolina for the past 7 years. His accomplishments include recognition as a PGA Master Professional in Instruction, being on the Golf Digest Best Young Teacher List for 2010/11 and 2012/13, a US Kids Top 50 instructor, and helping multiple players advance from junior golf to the collegiate ranks.