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PHILIP A. COOK

BOYS' DIRECTOR OF GOLF & HEAD VARSITY COACH

Birthplace: Newport Beach, California


Residence: Norcross, Georgia


Education: BSEd in Social Science Education, University of Georgia (1996)


Courses Taught: AP & College Prep Economics, AP & College Prep World History, College Prep United States History, Ancient Civilizations, World Geography


Golf Experience and Affiliations: Four years of California Interscholastic Federation (high school) experience at Newport Harbor High School in Southern California (1988-1991); Southern California Junior PGA Tour player (1990-1991); United States Golf Association member (1988-present); National Association for Golf Coach Educators member (1999-present); Georgia State Golf Association member (2005), Georgia High School Golf Coaches Association member (2007-present).

Current Handicap Index: not fit to publish

Coaching Experience:

   Coach Cook has guided the Golden Lion Golf Program since the spring of 1998.  In that time, he has accomplished the following:

  • Tournament Founder and Director of the Golden Lion Challenge hosted annually at Laurel Springs Golf Club since 2000
  • Tournament Co-Founder of the Georgia-South Carolina Cup
  • Founder of the annual Atlanta Archdiocese Cup, in place since 2000 with our sister school, Blessed Trinity
  • Tournament Director of numerous Region or Sub-Region Championship Events
  • Fifteen of Coach Cook's eighteen boys teams have competed in the Georgia State Golf Championship events
  • Creator and first Head Coach of the SPX Girls Golf Program in 1999
  • AAA State Championship host in 2013
  • Architect of the GHSA's State Sectional Post-Season concept (though not the exact details that were implemented!)
  • Mentor to numerous golf-saavy St. Pius X Graduates

  

 

Home Courses:
Member, Walt Disney World Resort Courses in Orlando (preference for Osprey Ridge, then Lake Buena Vista)


Favorite Courses:
Coto de Caza RTJ North Course in Santa Margarita, CA

Laurel Springs Golf Club, Suwanee

Ocean Hammock Golf Club in Palm Coast, FL

Santa Ana Country Club in Orange County, CA

Waterville Golf Links in Ireland

 

 

MR. LOREN HAUCK, BOYS' & GIRLS' DIRECTOR OF GOLF TOURNAMENT OPERATIONS AND ASSISTANT COACH

Coach Hauck has been a valued assistant and administrator to the Golden Lion Golf Program since 2011 when he arrived from a stint as Head Coach at West Hall High School.  Coach Hauck is a legend in Pennsylvania Junior Golf, and he brings an incredible amount of program-building insight from his years of developing programs from the ground-up.  He is a ferociously loyal Pittsburgh Pirates fan, and he is excited that one of his distant relatives has forecast an early spring for 2016!

 

MR. J.T. GILBERT, SPECIAL VOLUNTEER LIAISON TO GOLDEN LION GOLF

Coach Gilbert joins Golden Lion Golf in 2016 as an assistant to the program after coaching numerous SPX teams over his tenure here at Pius, most notably the Golden Lion Baseball Team.  An adamant golfer himself, Coach Gilbert has played a number of top-ranked courses around the country.