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Meet the Team RON JONES Joins GGGA as Senior Golf Coach GGGA is excited to announce that Ron Jones has joined our coaching team as Senior Golf Coach. Ron is a seasoned professional with an extensive teaching career; he’ll be a huge asset to GGGA’s training team. Ron became a PGA professional in 1996 and he began teaching exclusively in 2003. In addition to his successful career as head golf instructor and director of golf, Ron has also served as Academic Dean for a large academy, giving him a unique perspective that will greatly benefit GGGA students. Hometown: Danville, VA How old were you when you started playing golf? My dad and granddad introduced me to golf when I was only four years old. My family loved the game. At one time, my dad, my brother and myself were all teaching professionals. Do you have any special outside certifications? I’m a PGA Member, trackman certified, V-1, TPI Level One, Coutour Putter Fitter Certified, and SAM Putt Lab Certified. Why did you choose GGGA? I came to GGGA because I really believe in Gary’s system of training; I love his passion! What keeps you motivated? The game of golf keeps me motivated - to go out and shoot even par or better! Tell us your most memorable moment on the course? Playing with my dad when he shot his age, 71, at Golden Ocala. Favorite player? Tiger Woods. He drives the game. What’s you favorite golf saying? “Today you don’t have to play golf...you GET to play golf!” Best mental tip? Play one shot at a time...the next one. The mental game is 90 percent of hte game and will separate two golfers of like talent, and it keeps emotions in check. What was one highlight of your career? Five career hole in ones. What three words best describe you? Passionate, fun & relentless. Welcome, Ron!