Dustin Johnson Golf School Hires Former Mrs. South Carolina America and Golf Magazine 2015 Innovator of the Year Meredith Kirk

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The Dustin Johnson Golf School has expanded its instructor team with the hiring of Meredith Kirk, LPGA. Kirk will serve as a Lead Instructor at the school’s TPC Myrtle Beach facility.

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Her addition to our team gives us the best staff of instructors in South Carolina. She brings excitement, passion and a love for the game of golf, and will help us to our goal of becoming the top destination for game development in the southeast.

The Dustin Johnson Golf School has expanded its instructor team with the hiring of Meredith Kirk, LPGA. Kirk will serve as a Lead Instructor at the school’s TPC Myrtle Beach facility. She is set to begin her new role on January 1.

TPC Myrtle Beach is one of the 22 courses owned by Founders Group International.

Kirk brings 17 years of teaching experience with top PGA and LGPA instructors and players, and is no stranger to the Grand Strand. She is a graduate of Coastal Carolina University where she earned a B.A. in public relations. Kirk also received a B.A. in biblical counseling from Trinity Bible College. Her vast list of accomplishments include being named among America’s ‘Best Golf Teachers Under 40’ by Golf Digest, and ranking third in South Carolina by Golf Digest as one of the state’s Best Teachers.

“We are excited to attract a talented instructor like Meredith to our team,” said Allen Terrell, Director of Coaching/Managing Partner of the Dustin Johnson Golf School. “Her addition to our team gives us the best staff of instructors in South Carolina. She brings excitement, passion and a love for the game of golf, and will help us to our goal of becoming the top destination for game development in the southeast.”

In addition to her teaching experience, Kirk has also been an active advocate for growing the game of golf. She was named Golf Magazine’s 2015 Innovator of the Year for her creation of the Junior Golf Exchange, a non-profit organization that helps children under the age of 14 receive fitted golf equipment at no cost. In Kirk’s quest to bring greater awareness to Junior Golf Exchange, the organization served as her charitable platform as Kirk pursued – and won – the 2014 Mrs. South Carolina America crown. She then gained additional nationwide recognition when she was named one of the ‘Most Beautiful Women in Golf 2014-2015’ by Golf.com.

“I am honored to join the Dustin Johnson Golf School and continue my passion for teaching the game of golf,” said Kirk. “The Dustin Johnson Golf School has become one of the most recognized golf schools in the country, and I couldn’t be more proud to join their team.”

In addition to her new position at the Dustin Johnson Golf School, Kirk will continue in her role with Founders Group International as an ambassador for Myrtle Beach golf.

About The Dustin Johnson Golf School
The Dustin Johnson Golf School opened at TPC Myrtle Beach in 2013, offering a complete golf training facility. The school is the only Myrtle Beach area school to offer a PGA and LGPA instructor. The Dustin Johnson Golf School features facilities at TPC Myrtle Beach and is headed by Allen Terrell, a world leader in player development. The staff focuses on using a comprehensive approach to player development through the combination of technology such as the Trackman Launch Monitor, Bodi Trac Pressure Plates and V1 Swing Analysis, as well as a focus on proper techniques and programming. Among the certifications held by Dustin Johnson Golf School instructors are: US Kids Instructor, AimPoint Certified Instructor, Trackman Master Instructor, TPI Level 3 Junior Coach, TPI Level 3 Golf Professional and Golf Mechanic and Top 50 US Kids Instructor.

About Founders Group International
Founders Group International is the foremost golf course owner-operator company in the Southeast. Formed in 2014 through various purchases and the 2015 acquisition of National Golf Management, Founders Group International owns and operates 22 golf courses (423 holes) in and around Myrtle Beach, S.C., the world’s most popular golf destination. Founders Group International also has a division that does residential and retail development. And, it has partnered with one of the biggest travel agencies in China to bring golfers and wedding parties to Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Founders Group International administers http://www.MBN.com, a leader in online tee time bookings, as well as package outlets Ambassador Golf and Myrtle Beach Golf Trips. With the help of Golf Insider’s 100 percent player-generated course ranking system, thousands of golfers plan and assemble their ideal golf itineraries through Founders Group International’s assets, including “top-100 caliber” courses Pawleys Plantation Golf and Country Club, Grande Dunes Resort Club, TPC Myrtle Beach, King’s North at Myrtle Beach National Golf Club, Pine Lakes Country Club and more than 80 other Myrtle Beach area courses.

For more information about Founders Group International, visit http://www.foundersgroupinternational.com, http://www.mbn.com or MyrtleBeachGolfTrips.com.

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