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Academy News

Akron’s Grayson Named MAC Golfer of the Week

Elliott Grayson, Akron
Senior, Shelby, N.C.
Wexford Plantation Intercollegiate
4th // 71-72-72 – 215 (-1)

Grayson fired an even-par 72 final round to finish the Wexford Plantation Intercollegiate fourth overall, while the Zips completed the first spring tournament 16th overall (+57, 313-308-300 – 921). Grayson defeated three GolfStat Top 100 players in South Carolina Aiken’s Dan Sheehan (72nd) and August Lindvall (74th) along with 96-ranked Jack Lang from Davidson with rounds of 71-72-72 for a 215 (-1) 54-hole performance. Grayson used 10 pars and three birdies mixed with three bogeys for the even-slate total. He led the Akron men’s golf team through the initial 36 holes by posting a third-best 143 (-1) on rounds of 71 (-1) and 72 (E). He carded 13 pars scores with three birdies and two bogeys during the first 18-hole round, and nine pars, five Birdies, three bogeys and a double bogey in round two. For the tournament, Grayson notched 34 pars, 11 birdies, eight bogeys and a double bogey.

March 4th, 2019|News|

Allen Burton named Master Kids Teacher by U.S. Kids Golf

Allen Burton, from Lake Hickory Country Club, has been named to U.S. Kids Golf’s annual list of Master Kids Teachers. The Award recognizes the world’s most outstanding youth golf instructors, and Burton is part of a select group that earned Top 50 accolades three times, making Burton a Master Kids Teacher.

Since 2004, U.S. Kids Golf has honored the best youth golf teachers with the Top 50 Kids Teacher Award. Applicants complete an online survey and winners are chosen based on their contributions to youth golf, such as: experience young golfers; time devoted to teaching youth; innovation, creativity and fun in their programs; communication; parental involvement; use of a well-organized instruction program and overall effort to grow the game.

Each year, award recipients include teachers who work at public, private, resort and municipal courses.

“The teachers and coaches who win this award play an important part in our corporate mission to make the game of golf for kids,” said Dan Van Horn, President and CEO of U.S. Kids Golf. “Our goal in recognizing these youth golf coaches is to bot recognize their accomplishments and also to help parents find quality golf instruction for their kids.”

February 13th, 2018|News|

Grayson Ties All-Time Low Par Mark

Sophomore Elliott Grayson opened the 2016 Firestone Invitational with a first round 8-under par performance, leading the Akron men’s golf team to second place with 564 (-12) team score at Firestone Country Club on Monday. The 12-under par team score is the second best in program history behind a pair of 13-under performances in 2006-2007.

October 10th, 2016|Elliott Grayson, News|

Elliott Grayson finishes 2-Under for his best college finish of his career

Sophomore Elliott Grayson continued to lead the Zips’ scoring efforts at the Bearcat Invitational, firing a final round 2-under par 69 en route to a 297 (+13) final team score on Tuesday. Grayson tied for 12th overall on the leaderboard with a 216 (+3) 54-hole total, while Akron finished ninth in team scoring, 894 (+42), at Coldstream Country Club, a par-71 course that stretches 7,150-yards.

September 30th, 2016|Elliott Grayson, News|

Allen Burton Golf student Elliott Grayson retains trophy at the Cleveland Country Amateur Tournament

Elliott Grayson successfully defended his crown at the Cleveland County Amateur Tournament. He held held off Kings Mountain High sophomore Pierce Robinson by one stroke to retain possession of the Richard Shelton Memorial Championship Trophy. Grayson was under par both of the first two days of the tournament and had a final round 74 to finish at 5-under 211 for the 54-hole tournament.

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September 7th, 2016|Elliott Grayson, News|

Student Advances to the 2016 U.S. Open Sectional qualifying round!

Allen Burton Golf Academy would like to congratulate Elliott Grayson on a successful US Open Local Qualifier round of 68 finishing one shot out of first place. Now, Elliott is on to the Sectional Qualifying for a spot in the 2016 US Open at Oakmont C.C. 


May 12th, 2016|Elliott Grayson, News|