Golf Magazine Top 100 Teacher and GRAA Top 50 Coach Solidifies Relationship with City of Grapevine In An Effort to Grow Youth Golf
Veteran coach Shawn Humphries has joined forces with the City of Grapevine to move his high-performance youth academy and operations to Grapevine Golf Course.
Humphries’ decision to make the move is part of his passion for golf, while growing and promoting the health and wellness benefits of youth sports. He will house and operate his youth academy at Grapevine Golf Course and participate with the facility on developing special events, programing and future projects.
“I am thrilled to elevate my relationship with the City of Grapevine as well as our academy presence in the DFW area,” said Humphries, a resident of the Grapevine area.
“For the past 27 years I have dedicated myself to teaching, training and coaching the game. The last 15 years I’ve worked on developing youth life champions through Shawn Humphries Youth Academy . Now, this relationship with Grapevine creates a new path to help expand youth golf and the game to even greater heights in our community. It’s a game changer.”
In recent years, Humphries has been growing the game as well as youth golf around the globe, the region and in the DFW area. The City of Grapevine and Humphries share a common interest in building and enhancing the game. They are currently formulating plans to promote future endeavors, including youth golf development and adult programming.
“The City of Grapevine is delighted to welcome Shawn Humphries to our golf facility,” said PGA Director of Golf Russell Pulley. “Shawn’s commitment to developing youth golfers has been evident for years, and I am very pleased that Grapevine has developed and nurtured such a strong working relationship with him. Shawn is truly one of golf’s great coaches, ambassadors and trendsetters.”
A native of Oklahoma, Humphries has been a professional coach since 1988. He was named a Golf Magazine Top 100 Teacher In America in 2005 as well as a 2013 GRAA Top 50 Coach. His career has led him around the country and world. He has taught on five of the seven continents and in 12 different countries. Humphries served as the Director of The Byron Nelson Golf School at the Four Seasons Resort and Club in Dallas. He has overseen instruction for the prestigious Carmel Valley Ranch in Carmel, California on the Monterey Peninsula, and most recently at Cowboys Golf Club in Grapevine.
About Grapevine Golf Course
Originally designed by Byron Nelson and Joe Finger, Grapevine Golf Course opened to its first players in 1979. Located just east of Lake Grapevine Dam off Fairway Drive, the course has provided golfing challenges to all levels of players since its inception. The course plays more than 6,900 yards for 18 holes from the black tees. With plenty of bunkers, tree-lined fairways, waterways and large multilevel greens, this course can provide entertainment to both the high handicapper and low handicapper alike.
The course has undergone a major expansion and modernizing renovation and now has some of the best greens and fairways in the DFW Metroplex. PGA Touring Pro D.A. Weibring’s Irving-based design firm, Golf Resources, Inc., has designed improvements to the old course and added nine more holes to make a total of 27 available at the facility. By adding a new advanced lighting system to the training facility, golfers can now train in the evenings.