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                   “I have pare“nts who come
in and tell me their kids wake
up and act like they’re going
to Disney World because
they’re spending a
half hour with Coach Z.”
—Overbrook Golf Club head pro Eric Kennedy
Kennedy says. “I’d been a fan of his.” Still, the job offer gave Zimmaro pause. “I was a little nervous when Eric asked me
to join Overbook,” Zimmaro says. “I’d been so sheltered in a bubble in Philly. I didn’t know what Overbrook was. There was a feeling-out process, but we hit
it off.”
Those who know Zimmaro could’ve
predicted that. His outgoing personality connects with people, no matter what their background. “He’s a gregarious person, a caring guy,” says Dave Smith, who was head pro during Zimmaro’s summer internship at Yardley Country Club. “He’s one of those people who fits in so well with youth development.”
Now director of player development
at Makefield Highlands Golf Club in Yardley, Smith has plenty of great things to say about Zimmaro. “He brings positive leadership and collaboration with young people, not to mention that he’s
a heck of a golf pro, as far as teaching goes,” says Smith. “There’s a fiduciary relationship between a parent, the teacher and children. They entrust their kids to him, and he bridges the gap between the adult and children.”
Zimmaro brings players from the Overbrook School for the Blind to the country club for a day of golf. Members’ kids don blindfolds, sit in wheelchairs
or swing with one arm to create a more level playing field. Afterward, everybody hits the pool, followed by dinner. That’s the kind of creativity and commitment Zimmaro brings to his job—and it’s why he was honored.
“I never started off on this journey to get awards,” says Zimmaro, who’s been married for six years and has three kids of his own. “It’s amazing and humbling to be next to some of the best teachers in the area. They’re guys I look up to— it’s them and me. I thought, ‘They got that wrong.’”
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