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Kay McMahon

Director of Instruction

Teacher - Author - Speaker

LPGA T&CP - Past National President

LPGA T&CP - National Teacher of the Year

  1. LPGA T&CP Hall of Fame

  2. International Network of Golf - 2015 Player Development Winner

  3. NENY PGA Section Teacher of the Year - 2016 (3 times)

  4. Golf Digest 50 Best Women Teachers in America

  5. NENY PGA Section Horton Smith Award for Education

  6. LPGA Ellen Griffin Rolex Award

  7. Golf Magazine Top Regional Teachers

  8. NENY PGA Section President’s Award

  9. LPGA National Teacher of the Year


  10. NENY PGA Section Board of Directors - current

  11. Past National LPGA T&CP President

Kay has been teaching for 30 years, growing the game through her extraordinarily simplistic approach of teaching known as Golf 8.5.  The trademark Golf 8.5 method is understandable, simple, doable and highly achievable.  Kay establishes an easy environment designed around each student’s learning style, resulting in high and immediate success rates . . . guaranteed!

Kay is well known throughout the Berkshires and the Capital region, and is recognized in the golf world as a well-renowned instructor, a teacher of teachers, and an outstanding, entertaining, enthusiastic speaker exhibiting her passion for the game of golf.

Awards, Recognitions & Offices

About Kay

Kay, a native of Minnesota, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education at the University of Minnesota Duluth.  For over 23 years, she taught in Palm Springs, California, 10 years at Ironwood Country Club for Arnold Palmer and 13 years as the Teaching Professional at The Lakes Country Club, Palm Desert, CA. 

Kay established and successfully directs eduKaytion golf, the northeast’s #1 YEAR-ROUND golf education company, dedicated to quality instruction – now headquartered in New York State.

From top left, clock-wise:

  1. BulletKay McMahon has been an entrepreneur from the age of 5, when her father built a little 3-hole golf course in their backyard. They would charge 10 cents to the neighborhood kids to play nine-holes - a penny per hole and a penny for the club.  Her mother would make lemonade, and they would sell it at the turn in the garage. . .And keep the money!

  2. Bullet2nd time champion of MN Publinx State Amateur

  3. BulletKay’s father caddies for her at Keller Open LPGA Pro-Am

  4. BulletMother/Daughter Champions at Wayzata Country Club, age 13

  5. BulletKay’s golf swing at 15

  6. BulletKay McMahon and Shirley Spork, one of 13 founding members of the LPGA, on the night Kay was inducted into the Teaching Hall of Fame

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Eloise Trainor  - Owner - &  Director of Business Development

LPGA & PGA – Class A Member

Founder FUTURES Tour (now Symetra Tour - LPGA)

Golf 8.5 Master Certified Instructor

Eloise Trainor is the Founder of the FUTURES Tour, (now the LPGA Symetra Tour) and an LPGA Life Member.  She is co-founder of eduKaytion Golf and is passionate and dedicated to Golf 8.5 making the game simpler.


Eloise is a native of New Lebanon, NY, and a graduate of Hudson Valley Community College.   Eloise, a pioneer in the world of women’s golf, was the founder and CEO of The FUTURES Golf Tour for 20 years, the official developmental tour of the LPGA.  Her 30 years of experience and her love of the game add a magic quality to the learning experience. Eloise Trainor is the Founder of the FUTURES Tour, (now the LPGA Tour) and an LPGA Life Member.  She is co-founder of eduKaytion Golf and is passionate and dedicated to Golf 8.5 making the game simpler.

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