Friday, June 20, 2014

Birdie is Getting Around

Birdie has been busy in Central Park at June Mini Camps. She/he is taking a subway ride to Brooklyn. She/he walked over the Williamsburg Bridge in NYC. She/he is at at golf tournament Children’s Charity Classic at Andover CC in Lexington, KY. The tournament is in it’s 35th year raising over millions of dollars for( Read More… )

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Friday, January 3, 2014

Kate Tempesta is 22 on Best Teachers in NY for 2013 as ranked by her peers

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Coaching the Child

Hi, everyone! It has been a while since I blogged but that doesn’t mean my thoughts have stopped. On the contrary, I find the deeper I get into my program, the more insight I have into what I REALLY mean by “play to learn.” Lately I have been reflecting on the difference between teaching and( Read More… )

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Friday, September 6, 2013

Tee Up with Kate Tempesta’s Urban Golf Academy! – As seen in

Tee Up with Kate Tempesta’s Urban Golf Academy! The perfect intro to golf for kids ages 4 & up, plus an exclusive Macaroni Kid discount! Until we had kids, my husband was an avid golfer who couldn’t get enough of the game.  His golf shoes and clubs have been collecting dust in storage these past( Read More… )

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Thursday, June 20, 2013

UGA Named one of the “Best Places For Kids to Take Golf Lessons in New York City”

We were thrilled to be top listing for in their article “Best Places for Kids to Take Golf Lessons in New York City”. Posted Monday, June 17, 2013 by Judy C For my five-year old son, golf quickly became the sport of choice for him thanks in part to a great afterschool experience he had( Read More… )

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Monday, April 1, 2013

Tee Time In The City from New York Family Magazine April 2013

Tempesta’s Urban Golf Academy sweeps young children into the sport with imaginative games and purposeful play off of the green. Fashioned by frigid temperatures and the assurance of snow, a bleak winter afternoon in Manhattan is not the ideal setting for a round of golf. In the basement of Congregation Shaare Zedek, however, five eager( Read More… )

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Tempesta Recognized as U.S. Kids Golf Top 50 Kids Teacher

ATLANTA – Kate Tempesta of New York, N.Y., is among the class of the Top 50 Kids Teachers for 2012, as announced by U.S. Kids Golf. Tempesta has been a junior golf instructor for six years and is currently the owner of Kate Tempesta’s Urban Golf Academy. This is the second time that she has( Read More… )

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Ask The Expert: Is Golf the Right Sport for my Child?

From An acclaimed golf instructor shares her tips on the benefits children get from playing golf, how young kids can start golf lessons, and what to expect from your child’s golf teachers. Read more here

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Sunday, December 2, 2012


There is an acronym we use a lot in the golf world. It stands for Grip, Alignment, Set-up, and Posture. GASP. Teachers use it often and early with students, and it is the focus of a tremendous amount of golf instruction. I will be honest with you though my approach to GASP is not traditional.( Read More… )

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Monday, November 5, 2012

Kate Tempesta named by Golf Digest as one of the “Best Young Instructors of 2012” in November 2012 issue.

Read the full list of America’s Best Young Teachers and Kate’s tip ‘Saw Grip Promise’ here. 

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