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Golf Digest Names Marc Lapointe One of the Best Young Teachers in America

FORT MILL, S.C., November 1, 2016 — In October, Golf Digest released its annual list of the Best Young Teachers in America, recognizing 100 instructors under the age of 40. Fort Mill’s Marc Lapointe was selected for the honor. Marc teaches at Marc Lapointe Golf, which is headquartered at Fort Mill Golf Club and works in partnership with Leroy Springs & Co. golf courses to provide instruction to the regional golfing community.  

To assemble candidates for this recognition, Golf Digest taps every knowledgeable source available from tour players, PGA sections nationwide, as well as other state and nationally ranked teachers. The publication then surveys the nominees and interviews their mentors and students, taking into account their accomplishments, desire to learn, day-to-day teaching successes—and yes, their YouTube videos.

“My teaching philosophy has evolved over the years, but it all began with teaching junior golfers the love I have for the game. I put an emphasis on simplifying difficult technical elements of the swing. I enjoy using the latest video and 3D technology to diagnose and track my students’ progress. My success as an instructor comes from striving to understand my students, their swing, their limitations, their goals and, therefore, creating individualized improvement plans,” said Marc.

Marc joined forces with Leroy Springs in 2015 after teaching at the Dana Rader Golf School at The Golf Club at Ballantyne for 12 years. Marc has been honored for his work with junior golfers by being named among the top teachers in the country by U.S. Kids Golf; in 2013–14, Marc was also ranked among the Best Teachers in North Carolina by Golf Digest. Marc's golf tips have been published in Carolina Golf Journal and Ballantyne Magazine.

“We are proud to be affiliated with the level of golfing expertise and professionalism that Marc provides his students,” said Gene Roper, Leroy Springs Director of Golf Operations. “Our partnership continues to be a valuable asset to our courses and we congratulate Marc on this latest honor.”

Teaching students at all levels of the game, Marc emphasizes the importance of fundamentals as a core element of his instruction. A native of Montreal, Marc played collegiate golf at Coker College and is now a committed Southerner. For more information, please visit