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Shawn Koch named director of instruction at Atlanta Athletic Club

Johns Creek, GA. (June 15, 2021) – Shawn Koch, PGA, has been named Director of Instruction at Atlanta Athletic Club, it was announced by David Sheppard, COO and General Manager.

In his new position, Koch will oversee the R.T. Jones, Jr. Instruction Center, a state-of-the-art, indoor/outdoor year-round golf instruction center with a top-notch teaching and learning program.  The Center offers extensive club fitting services featuring multiple manufacturers' systems, as well as latest teaching and fitness technologies.  

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“Shawn has committed himself to being a lifelong student of the game and we are thrilled to have him join the Atlanta Athletic Club family,” said Sheppard.  “His deep respect and understanding of all aspects of golf align closely with the club’s rich golf and championship history.”

For the past 17 years, Koch served as Director of Instruction at The Country Club of the South. He has won multiple teaching awards and takes great pride in his player development programs.  His students have ranged from PGA and LPGA Tour players, collegiate golfers, elite junior golfers, club champions, and men, ladies, and juniors of all handicaps.

Koch learned under the tutelage of this father, a life member of the PGA.  A native of Howell, Michigan, he achieved success as a junior golfer resulting in an opportunity to play for East Tennessee State University, which was ranked #1 in the country at the time.  As a tournament player, he has had success at every level with wins in both amateur and professional events.

For additional information on Atlanta Athletic Club, access the web site at

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About Atlanta Athletic Club
For nearly 125 years, the Atlanta Athletic Club’s mission has been to deliver an exceptional family-focused experience that consistently exceeds the expectations of all those served, while preserving the heritage, traditions, and reputation for championship golf.  The club is renowned for personalized service and for being a social and recreational hub for members. Located about 45 minutes from downtown Atlanta, Georgia, in Johns Creek, and is known internationally for its outstanding golf, fitness, tennis, aquatic, dining, and social amenities. The Club boasts two Championship 18-hole golf courses, a nine-hole par 3 course, fitness center, outdoor clay courts and indoor tennis facility, Olympic-sized pool, and magnificent clubhouse, with indoor/outdoor social spaces and dining facilities.

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