PHILADELPHIA – Golf Digest recently came out with its annual rankings of the best golf teachers in the country, and University of Pennsylvania women’s golf coach Mark Anderson was voted by his peers as one of the top 15 golf instructors in the state of Pennsylvania.
This is the first time that Anderson, who is a Teaching Professional at the Philadelphia Cricket Club, has been so honored by his peers. The complete rankings are in the October 2015 issue of Golf Digest.
“I am honored to be named by my peers as one of the top instructors in Pennsylvania,” said Anderson. “There are so many great instructors in the Philadelphia area, and I am very proud to be on the list with them. I am very lucky to be able to coach at Penn and teach at the Cricket Club -- both jobs allow me to do what I love to do, teach and grow the game of golf.”
In addition to his job at the Cricket Club, Anderson is in his eighth season as the head coach of the Penn women’s golf program. The Quakers have won eight tournament team titles during his tenure, after winning just one event prior to his arrival. In addition, seven times during his career a Penn woman has won medalist honors at a tournament; prior to his arrival, that had happened just once. Penn’s only Ivy League Championships title occurred under Anderson; that happened in April 2010, when the Quakers stunned the field to win by a whopping 22 strokes.
Penn will conclude the fall portion of its 2015-16 season the weekend of October 24-25, when the Quakers participate in the University of Delaware Invitational.