Junior Golf Foundation
"Growing the Game for Junior Golfers"

Our Board of Directors  


David Izzo 




Hugh Blaney


Elaine F. Izzo




Our Coaches  

Chris Holmes

Director of Golf Instruction

Player Development

Chris Holmes is a Class A British P.G.A. Professional. Having competed at the highest level for many years he turned his focus to teaching in 1986. Over the years, he has worked with some of the world's leading coaches. During his time here in Central Florida, he has helped many juniors realize their golfing potential. Some of the junior students Chris has taught have gone on to win AJGA events, high school state championships, attend recognized golf specific programs as well as receive full university golf scholarships


Wade Martin

PGA Teaching Professioinal

Wade Martin is a dedicated Class A member of the PGA of America and has been for over 20 years. Born and raised in Cedartown, Georgia, Wade grew up on a local golf course developing an early passion of the game of golf. Moving to Florida in 1995, he worked for a few country clubs before turning his focus to teaching in 2001 when he joined National Golf Schools. In 2005 Wade was recognized by National Golf Schools as "Teacher of the Year" in the U.S. Since moving to The Villages in 2006, Wade has become involved with the Tri-County Junior Golf Foundation and The Villages Charter Schools. He coached The Villages High School Girls’ Golf Team, making two consecutive State Final appearances in 2010 and 2011. Currently he is coaching The Villages High School Boy’s