USGTF Level III Member, New York, New York
USGTF member Guy A.
Robinson has recently been named to the Moriah Institute’s Board
of Directors in New York (www.TheMoriahInstituteNY.org).
He has worked in information technology for over 35 years. He
has developed college level curricula, advanced in-house
training materials, and has taught numerous courses in computer
programming and information technology.
Guy has managed
large-scale software development projects, been a speaker at
high school and college and career conferences, served on a
division board at the Information Technology Association of
America, is a founding member of NYSIA (a local technology
association), set up and run a multi-state paid internship
placement program for college students working towards degrees
in information technology, and still found the time to found and
run a computer software development company, which has been in
operation since 1982.
Guy is also a
founding mentor of the Moriah Institute’s Rites of Passage
program. He served with great enthusiasm in the early formation
of the program, which began in 1990 as part of the offerings for
youth at the Riverside Church in New York City. In addition to
mentoring youth and also sometimes mentoring the mentors, Guy
helped to create and lead the Pathways and Choices workshop for
youth in the program.
For almost 30
years, Guy has quietly made his mark on the landscape of our
youth, helping young people to find their own path to being
better adults. Guy’s considerable passion for helping young
people is supplanted by only one thing, his love of golf. He
manages to weave golf into almost everything he talks about.
Guy, who has been playing golf for more than 30 years, studied
the mechanics of human motion, read dozens of golf books,
volunteered with the United States Golf Association (USGA),
given many private lessons, and has run free clinics for
beginning golfers of all ages.
He says, “Most
importantly of all, I have had some of the happiest moments of
my life playing, teaching, talking, sharing and enjoying the
greatest game ever invented, golf.”
Guy has been a
member of the USGTF since February 2007, and is now attempting
to begin a second career in the golf industry, thanks in no
small part to his certification as a golf teaching professional.
He has also been a member of The Spirit of Golf Foundation, an
organization dedicated to helping people who coach or mentor
Guy has shared
his love of golf by coaching young people at two Harlem, New
York, based after-school programs, as well as at a Newark, New
Jersey-based golf program. He has also served as rules
chairperson, head official, and official scorekeeper at local
and regional golf tournaments for youth. Guy is best described
by his former students as “a patient and insightful teacher with
an uncanny knack for making things simple.”
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