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2005 Top 100 Teachers List

2005-2006 Top 100 Teachers List
GOLF MAGAZINE's best instructors in America
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Palm Beach Polo Club
Wellington, FL

561-602-2476

E-mail: laws2326@cs.com

Teaching Philosophy: Creative instructor builds swing around the individual's body type and strength limitations. Sought out by numerous tour pros including Michelle McGann.

Pros Taught: Michelle McGann

Articles: * The right swing for you complements yourbody's shape, strength, and tendencies. Here how to find it -- and groove it

Ridgeway C.C.
Germantown, TN

901-359-4669

E-mail: robakins@midsouth.rr.com

Teaching Philosophy: Teaches David Toms and David Gossett. Wants students to better understand their strengths and weaknesses by keeping statistics on their games. Most of his lessons are low handicappers. Works with a lot of juniors.

Pros Taught: David Toms U.S. Amateur champion David Gossett

Articles: * Instruction for stress reduction

Pinehurst R. and C.C.
Pinehurst, NC

910-235-8121

E-mail: eric.alpenfels@pinehurst.com

Web site: www.pinehurst.com Teaching Philosophy: GOLF MAGAZINE Contributing Teacher who was PGA Carolina Section Teacher of the Year in 1995. Advocates the use of swing drills to speed learning and tries to develop a focused practice routine that students can use between lessons. Also heads up the Pinehurst Golf Advantage -- a leader in scientific research on how to best teach and learn golf.

Articles: * Real-golfer research on boosting your distance * Our monthly series puts instruction to the test * Real-golfer research on making the putts you gotta have * Keys from the trees

Sea Island Golf Learning Center
St. Simons Island, GA

912-638-5119

E-mail: toddanderson@seaisland.com

Web site: www.seaisland.com

Teaching Philosophy: A GOLF MAGAZINE Contributing Teacher and 1999 PGA South Florida Section Teacher of the Year. Works with many PGA Tour players including Dicky Pride, John Rollins, J.J. Henry and Brett Quigley. Began his career assisting World Golf Teachers Hall of Fame instructors Jim Flick, Davis Love, Jr. and Bob Toski with their golf schools.

Pros Taught: Dicky Pride J.J. Henry Brett Quigley

Articles: * Sergio Garcia

Miami Beach G.C.
Miami Beach, FL

786-276-7042

E-mail: robert@logicalgolf.com

Web site: www.logicalgolf.com

Teaching Philosophy: Rising star from South Africa who has coached some of the world's finest, including Seve Ballesteros and Greg Norman. Worked with David Leadbetter before going out on his own. Improves swings with motion drills rather than focusing on static positions.

Pros Taught: More than a dozen PGA Tour players including Ernie Els.

Articles: * Hit more greens * Bobby Jones * Set-ups, Lies, and Videotape * Sergio's Four Keys

Ballard Swing Connection
Key Largo, FL

800-999-6664

E-mail: jbgolfent@aol.com

Web site: www.golfspan.com

Teaching Philosophy: His "Connection" theory has made Ballard a guru to more than 200 touring pros, including Curtis Strange, Hal Sutton and Jim Colbert. Favorite saying: "The dog swings the tail and the body swings the arms." Authored How to Perfect Your Golf Swing.

Pros Taught: Curtis Strange Hal Sutton Jim Colbert

Articles: * The correct triangle at the top is the symbol of a perfect backswing * Keep your hands traveling in the correct circles to straighten your slice * For power, fire your right side from the ground up

Sea Pines Resort
Hilton Head, SC

843-363-4565

E-mail: golfhhi@aol.com

Web site: seapines.com

Teaching Philosophy: A teaching professional since 1974, he uses an extensive interview process to determine where to focus his instruction with each student. Barry believes in the power of training aids to speed the learning process and uses many different props to help students understand more clearly his prescription for improvement.

Pine Needles Resort
Southern Pines, NC

800-747-7272

E-mail: holly.bell@rossresorts.com

Web site: www.pineneedles-midpines.com

Teaching Philosophy: This LPGA charter member offers special "women only" schools. Develops balance and proper sequence of motion in student's swings. Authored two videos including Women's Golf.

Timacuan G.C.
Lake Mary, FL

407-321-0444

E-mail: megsagolf@aol.com

Web site: www.mikebender.com

Teaching Philosophy: Former PGA Tour player who believes efficiency of motion is the fastest way to improvement and focuses on reducing excess compensations in the swing. North Florida PGA Section Teacher of the Year in 1996 and 1998. Has designed many training aids including the MEGSA training unit that allows students to get instant feedback about their entire swing motion from set-up to finish.

Articles: * A familiar image and a simple drill for drawing the ball

Members Club at Four Streams
Beallsville, MD

240-686-0602

E-mail: golfacademy@att.net

Web site: www.fourstreams.com

Teaching Philosophy: Works with LPGA player Jackie Gallagher-Smith. Believes in blending the arm swing and the body turn back and through. Likes students to feel the club swinging in a circular arc around their tilted body.

Pros Taught: Jackie Gallagher-Smith Katie Peterson

Articles: * A straighter back means longer drives

Sunningdale C.C.
Scarsdale, NY

914-472-6972

E-mail: michaelsbreed@aol.com

Teaching Philosophy: The 2000 Metropolitan PGA Teacher of the Year is well known as an exceptional short game instructor. Has worked with Chris Smith and Joe Durant on the PGA Tour and Emilee Klein on the LPGA Tour. Spent four years teaching under fellow Top 100 Teacher Darrell Kestner. He also is a part-time commentator on The Golf Channel.

Angus Glen G.C.
Stouffville, Ontario

905-042-9410

E-mail: henry@henrybrunton.com

Web site: www.henrybrunton.com

Teaching Philosophy: As the Canadian National Golf Coach since the inception of the Royal Canadian Golf Association s Player Development Program in 1999, Brunton is at the cutting edge of golf training methodologies. He is certified as a GolfPsych Master Instructor and has done extensive study in sport performance with a variety of experts in the field.

Chuck Cook Golf Academy
Spicewood, TX

512-329-4000

E-mail: balancedgolf@aol.com

Web site: www.golfspan.com

Teaching Philosophy: Named the PGA of America's 1996 Teacher of the Year. Has worked extensively with the late Payne Stewart, Tom Kite and many other touring professionals. His latest book is Perfectly Balanced Golf.

Pros Taught: Payne Stewart

Boulders G.C.
Carefree, AZ

480-595-3433

E-mail: dcrawley@wyndham.com

Web site: www.golfsimplified.com

Teaching Philosophy: PGA award winning professional, Southwest Section PGA Teacher of the Year and British PGA Assistants Champion. Teaching philosophy is to simplify the fundamentals of the golf swing and short game. A practical diagnosis and correction of the ball flight, impact conditions and swing mechanics. Uses state of the art digital video analysis.

Articles: * Clean Sweep from Fluffy Lies

Oxbow C.C.
Oxbow, ND

701-588-4669

E-mail: jdgolf@oxbowcc.com

Teaching Philosophy: A three-time Minnesota PGA Section Teacher of the Year, Dahl is the first teacher from North Dakota to make the Top 100 Teachers list. Forty-five percent of Oxbow's membership plays to a single-digit handicap. Teaches U.S. Mid-Amateur Champion Micheal Podolak.

Articles: * Harness your power with my simple drill

Jupiter Hills Club
Tequesta, FL

561-746-5228

E-mail: jhcpro@jupiterhillsclub.org

Teaching Philosophy: Creative instructor who emphasizes playing lessons, course management, and the "scoring shots" within 50 yards of the hole. South Florida PGA Section Teacher of the Year in 1996 and 1997.

Milwaukee C.C.
River Hills, WI

414-362-5252

Teaching Philosophy: Inducted into the World Golf Teachers Hall of Fame in 2005 with more than half a century of teaching experience. Follows the tenets of fellow World Golf Teachers Hall of Fame instructor Ernest Jones. Believes you should swing clubhead with the hands during the backswing, then swing the club back toward the target with the arms.

Pelican Hill G.C.
Newport Coast, CA

949-759-5102

E-mail: gdeck@pelicanhill.com

Web site: www.pelicanhill.com

Teaching Philosophy: Former Southern California PGA Section Teacher of the Year who splits his time between teaching golf schools and private lessons. Evaluates each student's body structure personality beliefs and goals before developing a game plan for improvement. Uses lots of video analysis and training aids.

Golden Ocala G. and Equestrian C.
Ocala, FL

352-629-6229

E-mail: jmegolf@aol.com

Teaching Philosophy: Former winner on the Canadian PGA Tour and one of the best communicators in the business. Emphasizes improving preswing and short game. Author of numerous magazine articles and videos.

Desert Mountain Club
Scottsdale, AZ

888-546-3542

Teaching Philosophy: Inducted into the World Golf Teachers Hall of Fame in 2003. An industry legend who has influenced many of the game's current crop of top teachers. Taught more than 1,000 golf schools so far. Very creative with many innovative drills to help students groove a sound swing.

Articles: * Our experts -- the coach and the psychologist -- on the ultimate touch shot * Our experts -- the coach and the psychologist -- argue the merits of a good ending * The swings and the smarts for pulling them off * The path to a better game is paved with these time-tested truths

Maidstone Club
East Hampton, NY

631-324-5530

E-mail: ebfgolf@aol.com

Teaching Philosophy: Also teaches at Calusa Pines G.C. in Naples, Fla. during the winter. Offers his students a variety of golf school formats during the season and supervised practice sessions once a week. Focuses on making each student comfortable during the lesson so that they can better focus on making the necessary adjustments to their games.

Holly Ridge G.C.
Sandwich, MA

508-428-5577

E-mail: jfrostgolfschool@aol.com

Web site: www.janefrostgolfschools.com

Teaching Philosophy: The LPGA's 1994 Teacher of the Year focuses on creating perfect grip and posture and on improving student's short game skills. A favorite with area juniors.

Articles: * Control your pitches with this simple image * You have 10 minutes before teeing off; here's how to get ready -- fast

Oak Hills C.C.
San Antonio, TX

210-384-7700

E-mail: bgathrightgolf@sbbcglobal.net

Teaching Philosophy: Gathright worked under the tutelege of World Golf Teachers Hall of Fame instructor Harvey Penick before opening his own academy. Notah Begay's instructor.

Pros Taught: Notah Begay III Dorothy Delasin

David Glenz Golf Academy
Franklin, NJ

973-209-6075

E-mail: glenzgolf@aol.com

Web site: www.davidglenz.com

Teaching Philosophy: PGA of America's 1998 Teacher of the Year and six-time New Jersey PGA Teacher of the Year. Co-author of 10 Fundamentals of the Modern Golf Swing with Jim McLean. Has instructed more than 400 touring and club professionals during his career.

Connie Morris Golf Learning Center
Springfield, MO

417-823-7888

E-mail: rickgrayson@cland.net

Web site: www.rickgraysongolf.com

Teaching Philosophy: PGA Midwest Section 1998 Teacher of the Year. Believes most in-swing problems can be fixed by improving the set-up. Superb junior program has sent more than 25 golfers to college on scholarships.

Articles: * For crisp contact, let your knees lead the downswing

Grand Cypress Academy of Golf
Orlando, FL

407-239-1975

E-mail: fgriffin@grandcypress.com

Web site: www.grandcypress.com Teaching Philosophy: Solid all-around instructor uses computer system to compare pupil's swing to model swing compiled from touring pros' movements.

Articles: * To get more power, extend your arms * Frequent Flyers How to handle this "hot" lie

TimberCreek G.C.
Daphne, AL

251-626-1265

E-mail: rgring@gringgolf.com

Web site: www.gringgolf.com Teaching Philosophy: Twice named the Dixie PGA Section Teacher of the Year. Certified to teach The Golfing Machine method. A student of kinetics biomechanics and exercise physiology. Has taught Brad Faxon, Joe Durant, Kenny Perry and Jerry Pate.

Pros Taught: Brad Faxon Joe Durant Kenny Perry Jerry Pate

Ibis G. & C.C.
West Palm Beach, FL

561-624-8922

E-mail: hackhall@aol.com

Teaching Philosophy: Teaches all facets of the game, but especially gifted short game instructor. Uses many teaching aids to help students' feel proper swing motion. Has contributed dozens of articles to GOLF MAGAZINE as one of its Contributing Teachers.

Pros Taught: Lisa Hackney

Articles: * The LPGA's Australian phenom demonstrates her flawless mechanics * Don't Spill * Path or Face? * This test will help you find -- and fix -- your type of banana ball * Maintain this forward tilt throughout the swing for solid contact

Spanish Hills C.C.
Camarillo, CA

805-469-4653

E-mail: fortunatog@prodigy.net

Teaching Philosophy: Twenty-five year teaching veteran tries to make the student feel comfortable during lessons and makes sure students' understand their personal swing motion. Long-time coach to Corey Pavin.

Pros Taught: Corey Pavin

Hank Haney Golf Ranch
McKinney, TX

972-529-2221

E-mail: haneygolf@aol.com

Web site: www.hankhaney.com

Teaching Philosophy: PGA of America's 1993 Teacher of the Year. Emphasizes swinging the golf club on the correct plane. Sought after by dozens of touring pros including long-time student Mark O'Meara and Hank Keuhne.

Pros Taught: Mark O'Meara Kelli Kuehne

Articles: * Book Review The only Golf Lesson You'll Ever Need

Jacobsen/Hardy Golf Cse. Design
Houston, TX

281-807-4176

E-mail: jhardy@jacobsenhardy.com

Web site: www.jacobsonhardy.com

Teaching Philosophy: Spends most of his time teaching touring professionals including Peter Jacobsen, Scott McCarron, Paul Azinger, Brad Faxon, and Tom Pernice. His book The Plane Truth details his belief that there are two sets of fundamentals for playing golf, depending upon whether or not a golfer uses a one- or two-plane swing.

Oak Hill C.C.
Rochester, NY

585-381-1900

E-mail: craig_harmon@oakhillcc.com Teaching Philosophy: Teaches both full-swing and short game secrets he learned from his father (1948 Masters Champion and long-time golf professional at Winged Foot GC in New York). His brothers -- all fine teachers -- confide that he may have the best eye for swing faults of any Harmon. Instructor to Jeff Sluman. Pros Taught: Jeff Sluman

Butch Harmon School of Golf
Henderson, NV

702-777-2444

E-mail: info@butchharmon.com Web site: www.butchharmon.com Teaching Philosophy: Best-known as Tiger Woods' long time coach. Also teaches Darren Clarke, Adam Scott and many other top touring professionals. Won B.C. Open during his three seasons on PGA Tour. Pros Taught: Tiger Woods Darren Clarke

Smithtown Landing G.C.
Smithtown, NY

631-979-6534

E-mail: hebron3@aol.com Web site: www.mikehebron.com Teaching Philosophy: Well known and very respected among fellow teachers. Initiated the very successful PGA Teaching Summit back in the 1980s. His new book is Golf Swing Secrets and Lies. PGA of America's 1991 Teacher of the Year. Articles: * Use images of a mop, paintbrush, and hammer to apply pressure to the ball * For maximum distance, the clubhead must be behind these four points at impact

Cowboys G.C.
Grapevine, TX

817-481-7277

E-mail: shawn@shawnhumphries.com Web site: shawnhumphries.com Teaching Philosophy: A big believer in moving students along with a logical progression, he offers his students a structured Players Development Program that meets once a week. His book Two Steps to a Perfect Swing was published in 2004. Humphries works with Troy Aikman and Bill Parcells.

Castle Pines G.C.
Castle Rock, CO

303-688-6022

E-mail: donhurter@golfintl.com Teaching Philosophy: A former U.S.G.A. Junior Amateur Champion now better known for coaching Carin Koch, Charlotta Sorenstam and Tom Purtzer. Named the 2000 Colorado PGA Section Teacher of the Year. Videotapes all lessons. Pros Taught: Kristal Parker Caroline McMillan Carin Koch Charlotta Sorenstam Tom Purtzer

Duke University G.C.
Durham, NC

919-681-6161

E-mail: ibarguen@duke.edu Web site: www.dukegolfclub.org Teaching Philosophy: With more than two decades of teaching experience, Ibarguen has been a key figure in the development of the PGA of America's teaching elements for its apprentice training program. Also Micheal Jordan's original golf instructor. Selected 1991 and 2003 PGA Teacher of the Year for the Carolinas section. Winner of the PGA National's 1998 Horton Smith Award for excellence in education. Vice-Chairman of the PGA National Education Committee from 2000 to 2003. Pros Taught: Michael Jordan

Greystone G.C.
Birmingham, AL

205-980-5200

E-mail: hankjohnsongolf@aol.com Teaching Philosophy: the 2005 PGA of America's National Teacher of the Year and the 1997 PGA Dixie Section Teacher of the Year. He has taught more than 1000 golf schools and clinics across the country during his career. National consultant for HealthSouth's Sports for Golf Program, which studies the kinesiology of the golf swing. Pros Taught: Nancy Scranton Shani Waugh

Deepdale G.C.
Manhasset, NY

516-365-9111

E-mail: dkestnergolf@aol.com Teaching Philosophy: In his early 50s, he's still one of the finest club pro players in the country and a prolific teacher. Highly-respected by his peers in the New York City area. Teaches many of the top players in the region. Named 1997 PGA Met Section Teacher of the Year. Articles: * How to Hit Short Bunker Shots * Jesper Parnevik * Get the most out of limited practice time * Get the most out of limited practice time

Nantucket G.C.
Siasconset, MA

508-257-8520

E-mail: jcking33@bellsouth.net Teaching Philosophy: Relatively young up-and-comer. His golf school programs incorporate golf fitness and mental performance segments along with swing instruction.

Kostis/McCord Learning Center
Scottsdale, AZ

480-502-2656

E-mail: kmlc@grayhawkgolf.com Web site: www.kostismccordlearning.com Teaching Philosophy: Teaches at Kostis/McCord Learning Center at Grayhawk G.C. in Scottsdale when not commentating on CBS golf telecasts. Known for his book The Inside Path to Better Golf. Has a new video: Peter Kostis: Full Swing. Has worked with may tour pros including Mark Calcavecchia and Paul Casey. Pros Taught: Mark Calcavecchia

Toledo C.C.
Toledo, OH

419-382-3416

E-mail: coachdk1@yahoo.com Teaching Philosophy: Teaching since 1969, Kotnik is one of the Midwest s most influential golf professionals, having developed many fine teachers over the years including Rick Smith. He is a creative tinkerer who is always looking for a better way to fix age-old problems especially in club fitting where he developed one of the first custom fitting systems in 1973.

Bunker Hills G.C.
Coon Rapids, MN

763-755-4141

E-mail: pkgolfpr@aol.com Web site: www.peterkrausegolf.com Teaching Philosophy: Five-time Minnesota PGA Section Teacher of the Year. Works with 1997 U.S. Senior Open champ Graham Marsh and 1993 U.S. Amateur champ John Harris. Tries to match the swing plane to the individual's body. Uses creative and memorable imagery with his students. Pros Taught: Graham Marsh U.S. amateur champ John Harris

Westin Kierland Resort
Scottsdale, AZ

480-922-1573

E-mail: sandygolf@cox.net Web site: www.labauvegolf.com Teaching Philosophy: Teaches many women and junior girls. Founded LPGA's Junior Girls' Golf Club -- one of the most successful junior programs in the world which is now available in nearly 100 cities around the world. 1998 Southwest PGA Section Teacher of the Year.

Westin Kierland Resort
Scottsdale, AZ

480-922-1573

E-mail: bauve@cox.net Web site: www.labauvegolf.com Teaching Philosophy: A favorite with better players and juniors. Builds lessons around proper swing plane and set-up. Father-in-law (Jack Lumpkin and wife Sandy) also among Top 100 Teachers. Two-time Southwest PGA Section Teacher of the Year. Also does seminars with fellow Top 100 Teacher Jim Hardy.

DLGA at Champions Gate
Champions Gate, FL

407-787-3330

E-mail: info@davidleadbetter.com Web site: www.davidleadbetter.com Teaching Philosophy: First tour guru to become a multi-million dollar international teaching empire. Charles Howell III, Michelle Wie and Nick Price are in his stable of high-profile students. Pros Taught: Tiger Woods Charle Howell III Nick Price


Hernando, FL

561-676-7649

E-mail: mlopuszynski@aol.com Teaching Philosophy: Former Duke University golf captain who prefers to use video analysis. Long-ball hitter well known for his power lessons. Taught under Jim McLean for many years.

Sea Island Golf Learning Center
St. Simons Island, GA

912-638-5119

E-mail: marymccaughey@seaisland.com Web site: www.seaisland.com Teaching Philosophy: The PGA of America's 1995 Teacher of the Year instructs in all phases of the game with all skill levels. Daughter and son-in-law (Sandy and Mike LaBauve) are also among the Top 100 Teachers. Tour pros including Davis Love III and Donna Andrews take advice from Lumpkin. Pros Taught: Davis Love III Donna Andrews

Canterbury G.C.
Beachwood, OH

216-561-1914

E-mail: kc.lyford@verizon.net Web site: www.swingbetter.com Teaching Philosophy: A former New England PGA Section Teacher of the Year. Lyford is a former PGA Tour competitor who has taught golf schools in New England, Ohio, Arizona and France for the past two decades. Articles: * Hit the ball up on the face for greater distance * Drain Every Putt * Telling Tees Your tee can tell you how well you hit your driver

Hawk's Landing G.C.
Orlando, FL

407-238-8870

E-mail: bmadonna@bellsouth.net Web site: www.billmadonna.com Teaching Philosophy: Bill has been teaching for over 28 years as a PGA member and he specializes in driving, pitching and putting. He is a PGA Mid-Atlantic Section Teacher of the Year award winner. His lessons average 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 hours using state-of-the-art video/computer analysis and effective teaching aids and drills. He has written two books: Coaching Golf Successfully and The Complete Golfer. He is the founder of the Spirit of Golf Foundation (SGF), the first organization designed to improve the quality of scholastic coaching. Pros Taught: US Open Champion Lou Graham Jerry Heard Nancy Henderson Nadine Ash Amy Benz Numerous Nationwide Tour Players

Talking Stick G.C.
Scottsdale, AZ

480-850-8615

E-mail: mahoneygolf@msn.com Web site: www.timmahoneygolf.com Teaching Philosophy: Uses a cornucopia of effective swing drills. Involved in original swing research projects. Oversees all of the Troon Golf Academies in the United States. A veteran with many magazine covers and instruction articles to his name.

Superstition Mountain G. & C.C.
Apache Junction, AZ

602-502-4142

E-mail: mike@malaskagolf.com Web site: www.malaskagolf.com Teaching Philosophy: Used to teach schools with Jim Flick. Believes in a balanced approach to the game, including proper swing technique, course management, mental preparation, fitness and nutrition. A fine player who missed a spot on the 2005 Champions Tour by one shot. Well-known in Japan. A GOLF MAGAZINE Contributing Teacher. Articles: * Two Essential Spring Stretches * A big shoulder turn? It may be a stretch -- or two * Self Test: Getting Balanced

Shadowhawk G.C.
Richmond, TX

281-340-7208

E-mail: pmarchand@shadowhawkgolfclub.com Web site: www.shadowhawkgolfclub.com Teaching Philosophy: Big believer in video and visual teaching. Teaches Colin Montgomerie and also the long-time coach to Fred Couples his former college teammate at the University of Houston. Teaches both President Bushes. Pros Taught: Fred Couples Articles: * Feel your hands and feet moving together on the downswing * Freddy's five keys to extreme accuracy * Mental and physical adjustments for successful wind play

Coaching for the Future
Phoenix, AZ

602-482-8983

E-mail: lynn@coachingforthefuture.com Web site: www.golf54.com Teaching Philosophy: LPGA's 1992 Teacher of the Year prefers teaching better players but works with all skill levels. Runs Coaching for the Future with fellow Top 100 Teacher Pia Nilsson. Creative coach with many unique drills and performance tests. Articles: * Shift your emphasis from hitting longer to playing smarter * Grace Park * Shift your emphasis from hitting longer to playing smarter * Finding your body's equilibrium is essential to a good golf swing

PGA of America
Palm Beach Gardens, FL

561-624-8402

E-mail: rmartino@pgahq.com Teaching Philosophy: The PGA of America's 1997 Teacher of the Year and the current director of instruction for the organization. Martino created the curriculum for the PGA's first learning and development facility. Also former director of University of Pittsburgh's Golf Swing Research Laboratory. Articles: * Stay with Pitching Swing

Swing's The Thing Golf Schools
Kissimmee, FL

407-239-1090

E-mail: rmccord@orangelake.com Web site: www.swingsthethinggolfschools.com Teaching Philosophy: Co-owner of Swing's the Thing Golf Schools. In the summer he can be found at Barrington G.C. in Cleveland. Has instructed around the world. Articles: * Calm those first-tee jitters with five easy steps

U. of Minnesota Les Bolstad G.C.
Falcon Heights, MN

612-253-8926

E-mail: antrim1@hotmail.com Teaching Philosophy: British PGA member from Belfast who began teaching more than 35 years ago in Northern Ireland. Author of his own teaching manual. Does a popular radio golf tips show in Minneapolis.

Mike McGetrick Golf Academy
Denver, CO

303-799-0870

E-mail: golf@mcgetrickgolf.com Web site: www.mcgetrickgolf.com Teaching Philosophy: Two-time Colorado PGA Section Teacher of the Year and a former PGA National Teacher of the Year. McGetrick teaches with holistic approach including course management and mental preparation. Meg Mallon, Beth Daniel and Juli Inkster are students. Pros Taught: Meg Mallon Juli Inkster Beth Daniel

Knack4Golf
Orlando, FL

866-365-3544

E-mail: knack4golf@worldnet.att.net Web site: www.knack4golf.com Teaching Philosophy: McGowan trained all instructors for the David Leadbetter Golf Academies for more than 10 years. Now operating her own teacher training program and golf schools called Knack4Golf and written extensively on improving performance in golf, business, and life.

Jim McLean Golf School
Miami, FL

800-723-6725

E-mail: jcm72@aol.com Web site: www.jimmclean.com Teaching Philosophy: PGA of America's 1994 Teacher of the Year and author of four books including The Eight Step Swing. Played on University of Houston golf team that included Bruce Lietzke, Bill Rogers and Fuzzy Zoeller. Has worked with more than 100 tour pros, including Christie Kerr. Articles: * Stretch It Out * Quick Tip: Slap Away Your Slice * Right Arm Drill: Learn How It Should Feel at the Top * Putting for Dough * Left Heel Drill: Stop Spinning Out * The Theory of Elimination

Bel-Air C.C.
Los Angeles, CA

310-440-2421

E-mail: eddie@eddiemerrins.com Web site: www.eddiemerrins.com Teaching Philosophy: This former head coach at UCLA developed many of his charges into tour stars including Corey Pavin, Steve Pate and Duffy Waldorf. Author of Swing the handle not the clubhead. Pros Taught: Corey Pavin Steve Pate Duffy Waldorf

Keenes Point G.C.
Windermere, FL

407-876-5775

E-mail: bmogg@moggperformance.com Web site: moggperformance.com Teaching Philosophy: Trained as an instructor under David Leadbetter after a stint playing on the PGA Tour. Mogg now coaches a variety of touring pros, including Skip Kendall, John Cook, and Reilley Rankin and is a regular presence on The Golf Channel s instruction shows.

Academy of Golf Dynamics
Austin, TX

800-879-2008

E-mail: acadgolf@texas.net Web site: www.golfdynamics.com Teaching Philosophy: All-around instructor who conducts 70 golf schools annually. Has one of the quickest eyes for diagnosing faults in the business. A life-long student of the game and one of the hardest working teachers in the business. Articles: * What you must do to put "juice" on your wedge shots * What you must do to put "juice" on your wedge shots

Pumpkin Ridge G.C.
North Plains, OR

503-647-4747

E-mail: pro841@aol.com Teaching Philosophy: Concentrates full swing instruction on four power sources -- arms, wrists, upper body rotation and weight shift. Also a talented short game teacher. This 40-year veteran, known for his great sense of humor, also spends winters teaching at PGA West in La Quinta Calif.

The Training Station
Richmond, TX

281-343-8800

E-mail: tsgolf101@aol.com Web site: www.gotrainingstation.com Teaching Philosophy: Southern Texas PGA Section Teacher of the Year. Long-time coach to PGA Tour player Tom Byrum. Tries to keep the game as simple as possible for students. Focuses on getting students to coordinate their club, arms and body all on the same plane. Pros Taught: Tom Byrum

Coaching for the Future
Phoenix, AZ

602-339-8947

E-mail: pia@coachingforthefuture.com Web site: www.golf54.com Teaching Philosophy: Former Head Coach of the Swedish National Golf Teams who has worked with all of the current Swedish LPGA stars including Annika and Charlotta Sorenstam. Works to integrate students' physical mental and emotional skills. Uses dozens of unique games and drills to develop student's skills. Pros Taught: Annika and Charlotta Sorenstam Articles: * Swedish Scoring Secrets

Naples Grande G.C.
Naples, FL

239-455-9179

E-mail: tpatri@mindspring.com Web site: www.tompatri.com Teaching Philosophy: Created the Six Spoke Appoach to Better Golf Learning to encompass the entire learning process that allows golfers to improve. Swing mechanics are only one-sixth of the equation according to this 25-year teaching veteran. Articles: * Some questions to ponder before buying your child a set of clubs

Butler National G.C.
Oak Brook, IL

630-990-3333

E-mail: bjp2616@aol.com Teaching Philosophy: Former Illinois PGA Teacher of the Year in 2001 and a PGA Master Professional, Patterson has been teaching since 1979. Long-time instructor to PGA Champion Jeff Sluman. Patterson tries not to overload his students with too much information too quickly and tries to match his information to the student s preferred learning style.


Austin, TX

512-263-7668

E-mail: comments@pelzgolf.com Web site: www.pelzgolf.com Teaching Philosophy: Undisputed favorite short-game instructor to the pros. Dozens of world class students including Vijay Singh, Tom Kite, Lee Janzen, Steve Elkington, and Colin Montgomerie. Instruction at Pelz' Short Game Schools is based upon more than 25 years of proprietary research. Pros Taught: Vijay Singh Steve Elkington Colin Montgomerie Articles: * Phil Mickelson did it in 2004--and you can in '05 * Check your face and pitch the ball tight from any sideslope * Greenside success starts with smart choices * Make your putter an extension of your arm * How a cold-fish handshake can help your game * Annika will need a sharp short game to compete with the men

River Pines Golf
Alpharetta, GA

770-442-5960

E-mail: perpinc@aol.com Web site: www.mikeperpich.com Teaching Philosophy: Has helped many Tour pros, including Grant Waite and Jodie Mudd. Teaching focuses around five main points: Grip, Posture, Aim-Alignment, Pivot-Rotation and Hinges. Pros Taught: Grant Waite Jodie Mudd

Sea Island Golf Learning Center
St. Simons Island, GA

912-638-5119

E-mail: golfpros@bellsouth.net Web site: www.seaisland.com Teaching Philosophy: Uses video extensively. A favorite with juniors and an excellent communicator. Develops improvement program based upon students' time constraints and skill level. 1997 Georgia PGA Section Teacher of the Year.

Titleist Performance Institute
Oceanside, CA

888-874-2004

E-mail: dave_phillips@acushnetgolf.com Web site: www.titleistpi.com Teaching Philosophy: A technical wizard, Phillips is a leader in developing software and video applications for improving golf instruction and is now heading up the Titleist Performance Institute in California. Well known for his putting instruction. Former assistant to David Leadbetter. Currently working with Tom Kite. Pros Taught: Tom Kite

The Kiawah Island Club
Kiawah Island, SC

843-768-5752

E-mail: golfcarol@aol.com Teaching Philosophy: The daughter of a golf professional and a fine player at the University of Georgia, Preisinger was named the 1998 LPGA National Teacher of the Year. A big believer in continuing education, she attends at least a half-dozen conferences and seminars each year to improve her teaching utilizing the latest teaching information.

The Aviara Golf Academy
Carlsbad, CA

760-438-4539

E-mail: kipputt@adelphia.com Web site: www.aviaragolfacademy.com Teaching Philosophy: Started in golf at age 11 by short game wizard and World Golf Teachers Hall of Fame instructor Paul Runyan. Full swing instruction keys on grip, stance, and posture. Long-time coach to Scott Simpson. Uses video extensively. Pros Taught: Scott Simpson Articles: * Tip for the Knee-dy

Nancy Quarcelino School of Golf
Franklin, TN

615-778-8823

E-mail: nancyq@qsog.com Web site: www.qsog.com Teaching Philosophy: Named the 2000 LPGA National Teacher of the Year and a three-time Tennessee PGA Section Teacher of the Year. Has taught LPGA Tour players including Sherri Turner, Judy Dickinson and JoAnne Carner. Uses training aids with all of her students to speed the learning process. Pros Taught: Sherri Turner Judy Dickinson JoAnne Carner

Dana Rader Golf School
Charlotte, NC

704-542-7635

E-mail: danarader@aol.com Web site: www.danarader.com Teaching Philosophy: The LPGA's 1990 National Teacher of the Year. Rader helps students build a swing that matches their individual body type. Authored Back to Basics video. Owns her own golf school, which is consistently rated among the Top 25 in the country by GOLF MAGAZINE. Articles: * Why you should return your right elbow to your side

Hartefeld National G.C.
Avondale, PA

800-240-7373

E-mail: bredding@goforitgolf.com Web site: www.hartefeld.com Teaching Philosophy: Six-time PGA Tennessee Section Teacher of the Year. Works with each student to find the most effective swing plane based on his or her body type.


San Diego, CA

858-756-2240

E-mail: deanofgolf@aol.com Web site: www.deanofgolf.com Teaching Philosophy: Teaches students to minimize muscle tension during their swing. The free-flowing results can be seen in Phil Mickelson, who worked with him for many years. Has his own school and does many corporate schools. Pros Taught: Phil Mickelson

Phil Ritson Golf Your Way
Winter Garden, FL

407-905-2220

E-mail: golfyourway@aol.com Web site: www.ocngolf.com Teaching Philosophy: Has spent more than a half-century eliminating all unnecessary moving parts from his students' swings. Wants the "big muscles" to control the swing. One of his former assistants is fellow Top 100 Teacher David Leadbetter. Long-time instructor too K.J. Choi and many Asian stars. Articles: * Cup the left wrist to escape a sandy fairway lie * Sink more putts by spinning the ball correctly * The wider your arc, the longer your shots


LaJolla, CA
858-453-1483

Teaching Philosophy: Former winner on both PGA and Senior PGA Tours. Well known as the teacher who re-built Jack Nicklaus' short game in early '80s. Also teaches at Grand Cypress Resort in Orlando during the winters. Wrote How to Play Lower Handicap Golf.

PGA Tour Golf Academy
St. Augustine, FL

904-940-3600

E-mail: scott@resortgolf.com Web site: www.resortgolf.com Teaching Philosophy: 1997 Southwest PGA Section Teacher of the Year. Prefers working with better players. Gives each student a take-home video and reminder card with key changes. Offers a substantial golf schools program at World Golf Village headquarters. Articles: * My quick check sets up pure contact * These set-up keys will have you hitting more fairways * Gimme a "V" * What your glove says about your swing


Ormond Beach, FL

386-212-4364

E-mail: craigshankland@comcast.net Teaching Philosophy: PGA of America's 2001 National Teacher of the Year and popular PGA seminar speaker who espouses "keep it simple" instruction style: Aim the face hold the handle aim yourself and make a swing. A great communicator who enjoys working with all levels of players. Beth Daniel's long-time coach. Authored Golfers Stroke Savers Handbook. One of the most creative teachers in the game and a GOLF MAGAZINE Contributing Teacher. Pros Taught: Beth Daniel Articles: * Watch the $10 million man in motion * Turn up the power with this simple drill * Golf's newest member of the "59 Club" demonstrates his power secret and how it can help you * Watch the moves of Mr. 59 * Beachy Keen

Ted Sheftic Learning Center
New Oxford, PA

717-624-3807

E-mail: tsheftic@hotmail.com Web site: www.tedsheftic.com Teaching Philosophy: Also teaches at Baltimore C.C.(Timonium, Md.) Beechtree G.C.(Aberdeen, Md.) and Hanover C.C. (Abbottstown, Penn). Selected as the Philadelphia PGA Section teacher of the year in 1987, 1994 and 2000. Conducts a select number of golf schools in Florida during the winter. Works with more than a dozen LPGA Tour players. Pros Taught: Amy Benz Michelle Bell Nanci Bowen

Pebble Beach Golf Academy
Pebble Beach, CA

831-622-8650

E-mail: smalll@pebblebeach.com Web site: www.pebblebeach.com Teaching Philosophy: The 2004 PGA of America National Teacher of the Year who focuses on swing instruction plus nutrition psychology club fitting and fitness information. 1996 and 1997 Northern California PGA Section Teacher of the Year. Long-time coach to PGA Tour player Kirk Triplett. Pros Taught: Kirk Triplett Articles: * A simple test to determine your perfect stance width * Five golf-specific exercises you can do at work

Royal Oaks C.C.
Dallas, TX

214-691-0339

E-mail: randysmith@flash.net Teaching Philosophy: PGA of America's 2002 National Teacher of the Year. Well-known for his strong junior programs that have sent many kids to college on golf scholarships. Justin Leonard and Harrison Frazer have been long-time students. Pros Taught: Justin Leonard Harrison Frazar

Treetops Sylvan Resort
Gaylord, MI

888-732-5060

E-mail: mail@sportslink97.com Web site: www.ricksmith.com Teaching Philosophy: Swing mentor to Phil Mickleson, Vijay Singh and Billy Andrade. Best known for full-swing theories. Four-time Michigan PGA Section Teacher of the Year. Teaches at Tiburon G.C. in Naples, Fla. during the winter. Once shot 61 in a PGA of America club pro event. Pros Taught: Phil Mickelson Lee Janzen Billy Andrade Vijay Singh

White Deer Run G. Cse.
Vernon Hills, IL

847-549-8678

E-mail: toddsones@aol.com Web site: www.toddsones.com Teaching Philosophy: Illinois PGA Section's 1994 and 1996 Teacher of the Year. Identifies the swing's root problem and tries to offer simple way to feel a correct motion. Has a significant golf school program during the summer. Robert Gamez and Scott McCarron have worked with Sones. Teaches in the winter with short game schools at the PGA Tour Golf Academy in St. Augustine, Florida. Articles: * Quiet your lower body for power and consistency * Loosen up

Golf Meadows
Stockbridge, GA

770-957-8786

E-mail: golfmeadow@aol.com Web site: www.sorrellgolf.com Teaching Philosophy: Uses rhymes to help student's remember swing keys, Also employs video and learning aids at his private teaching studio near Atlanta. PGA of America's 1990 Teacher of the Year.

Manhattan Woods G.C.
West Nyack, NY

845-627-2222

E-mail: mitchell.spearman@att.net Web site: www.mitchellspearman.com Teaching Philosophy: Leadbetter protˇgˇ' and full-swing specialist who breaks swing down into three "P's": Posture, Pivot and Positioning of club. Also can be found at Isleworth in Orlando in the winters. Articles: * Use these images to fix your faults

Suttie Academy
Frankfort, IL

800-765-3838

E-mail: jmsuttie@aol.com Web site: www.jimsuttie.com Teaching Philosophy: Biomechanics expert and pioneer in utilizing video feedback and the four-camera teaching system. Visited by numerous tour pros including Loren Roberts. Also teaches at Twin Eagles C.C. in Naples Fla. during the winter. Pros Taught: Loren Roberts Fred Funk Articles: * Swing Analysis Test

Lyman Orchards G.C.
Middlefield, CT

860-349-1793

E-mail: pblion@aol.com Web site: www.tjtomasi.com Teaching Philosophy: A doctor of education who has been a prolific instruction writer with more than 100 articles six books and a videotape series under his byline. Teaches in Port St. Lucie, Florida during the winter. Articles: * Big Mac Attack * Hogan's secret: The wrong medicine for a slicer


Boca Raton, FL

561-483-7299

Teaching Philosophy: The first living instructor inducted into the World Golf Teachers Hall of Fame. One of the world's best-known teachers for more than 50 years. Stresses that students must learn how various body parts feel during a good swing. A former winner on the PGA Tour. Articles: * Tom Kite

Kostis/McCord Learning Center
Scottsdale, AZ

480-502-2656

E-mail: kmlc@grayhawkgolf.com Web site: www.kostismccordlearning.com Teaching Philosophy: A former PGA Tour player now teaching at the Kostis/McCord Learning Center. Determines best course of instruction after student completes a Learning/Competitive Profile. Named South Florida PGA Section Teacher of the Year in 1994 and 1996. Articles: * Use a "pitching tree" to control trajectory * Look Low for a High Pitch


Savannah, GA

912-598-9241

E-mail: jdturngolf@aol.com Web site: www.jdturnergolf.com Teaching Philosophy: Instructs both schools and private lessons. Author of six videos. Emphasizes driving and putting in no-nonsense style. Limited summer schedule in Okoboji, Iowa. Five-time Iowa Open champion.

Nantucket G.C.
Siasconset, MA

508-257-8521

E-mail: golfperfor@aol.com Teaching Philosophy: Versatile instructor who uses video and computer analysis to speed the learning process. Tries to minimize extra moving parts during the swing. "Holistic approach" includes fitness and nutrition. Articles: * From a tight fairway lie, let the club do the work * Allow the putterhead's weight to control your stroke

Jim McLean Golf Schools
LaQuinta, CA

760-564-5304

E-mail: cewelty@dc.rr.com Teaching Philosophy: Identifies problems by videotaping on-course play and by determining student's clubface impact with face tape. Wants to know what student really does while on the course before making corrections on the practice tee. Teaches at the Jim McLean Golf Schools in LaQuinta, Calif.

The University Club
Baton Rouge, LA

225-753-7888

E-mail: winstead@bellsouth.net Teaching Philosophy: One of the younger teachers among the Top 100, Winstead has shown a teaching creativity beyond his years. He examines the individual s strengths and weaknesses before designing a game plan for improvement. Teaches many of the Louisiana s top amateurs and is an advisor to the LSU Men s and Women s golf teams. Also does some teaching at English Turn G.&C.C. in New Orleans.

Trump International G.C.
West Palm Beach, FL

561-682-0700

E-mail: garywiren@aol.com Web site: www.garywiren.com Teaching Philosophy: American ambassador of golf instruction who has lectured and taught more than 250,000 people in 26 countries. Prolific author including the PGA of America's Teaching Manual. Also owns one of the world's finest collection of golf memorabilia. One of GOLF MAGAZINE's Contributing Teachers.

Hamilton Farm G.C.
Gladstone, NJ

908-901-4123

E-mail: mwood@hamiltonfarmgolfclub.com Web site: www.hamiltonfarmgolfclub.com Teaching Philosophy: All-around instructor who has conducted numerous golf schools with World Golf Teachers Hall of Famer Jim Flick. Coaches Dudley Hart on the PGA Tour. Pros Taught: Dudley Hart Brian Henninger Articles: * Distance Is Built-in

Arroyo Trabuco G.C.
Coto De Caza, CA

888-620-4653

E-mail: mindunderpar@cox.net Web site: www.mindunderpar.com Teaching Philosophy: Wright is director of the Mind Under Par Golf Schools, a perennial GOLF MAGAZINE Top 25 Golf School. He is a big proponent of research and works closely with a biomechanics lab to study the golf swing. Named the 1999 Southern California PGA Teacher of the Year. Teaches the PGA Tour s Kevin Stadler.


 

2003-2004 Top 100 Teachers List

February 2003

GOLF MAGAZINE's best instructors in America

Mike Adams

Summer Address
Emerald Dunes G.C.
West Palm Beach, FL 33410
561-602-2476

Rate (per hour): $180

Teaching Philosophy: Creative instructor builds swing around the individual's body type and strength limitations. Sought out by numerous tour pros including Michelle McGann. Limited teaching schedule at Royce Brook G.C. in Hillsborough, N.J. in the summers.

Rob Akins

Summer Address
Ridgeway C.C.
Germantown, TN 38138
901-359-4669

E-mail: mlakins@cs.com

Rate (per hour): $200

Teaching Philosophy: Teaches David Toms and U.S. Amateur champion David Gossett. Wants students to better understand their strengths and weaknesses by keeping statistics on their games. Most of his lessons are low handicappers. Works with a lot of juniors.

Eric Alpenfels

Summer Address
Pinehurst Resort and C.C.
Pinehurst, NC 28374
910-235-8121

E-mail: eric.alpenfels@ourclub.com

Rate (per hour): $80

Teaching Philosophy: GOLF MAGAZINE Master Teaching Professional who was PGA Carolina Section Teacher of the Year in 1995. Advocates the use of swing drills to speed learning and tries to develop a focused practice routine that students can use between lessons. Also heads up the Pinehurst Institute -- a leader in researching how to best teach and learn golf.

Todd Anderson

Summer Address
The Breakers
Palm Beach, FL 33480
561-659-8474

Rate (per hour): $225

Teaching Philosophy: PGA South Florida Section Teacher of the Year in 1999. Works with many PGA Tour players including Dicky Pride J.J. Henry and Brett Quigley. Began his career assisting World Golf Teachers Hall of Fame instructors Jim Flick Davis Love, Jr. and Bob Toski with their golf schools. *

Robert Baker

Summer Address
International Links Miami
Miami Beach, FL 33125
786-276-7042

E-mail: rbakergolf@aol.com
Web Site: www.jimmclean.com

Rate (per hour): $300

Teaching Philosophy: Rising star from South Africa who coaches some of the world's finest including Seve Ballesteros and Greg Norman. Worked with David Leadbetter before going out on his own. Improves swings with motion drills rather than focusing on static positions.

Jimmy Ballard

Summer Address
Ballard Swing Connection
Key Largo, FL 33037
800-999-6664

Winter Address
The Links at Lighthouse Sound
Southport, NC 28461
800-474-9277

Web Site: www.golfspan.com

Rate (per hour): $300

Teaching Philosophy: His Connection theory has made Ballard a guru to more than 200 touring pros including Curtis Strange Hal Sutton and Jim Colbert. Favorite saying: The dog swings the tail and the body swings the arms. Authored How to Perfect Your Golf Swing.

Peggy Kirk Bell

Summer Address
Pine Needles Resort
Southern Pines, NC 28388
910-692-7111

Web Site: www.pineneedles-midpines.com

Rate (per hour): $100

Teaching Philosophy: This LPGA charter member offers special women only schools. Develops balance and proper sequence of motion in student's swings. Authored two videos including Women's Golf.

Mike Bender

Summer Address
Timacuan Golf Course
Lake Mary, FL 32746
407-321-0444

E-mail: MEGSAgolf@aol.com
Web Site: www.mikebender.com

Rate (per hour): $150

Teaching Philosophy: Former PGA Tour player who believes efficiency of motion is the fastest way to improvement and focuses on reducing excess compensations in the swing. North Florida PGA Section Teacher of the Year in 1996 and 1998. *

Steve Bosdosh

Summer Address
The Members Club at Four Streams
Clarksburg, MD 20839
301-349-2900

E-mail: fourstreams@erols.com
Web Site: www.fourstreams.com

Rate (per hour): $175

Teaching Philosophy: Works with LPGA players Jackie Gallagher-Smith and Katie Peterson. Believes in blending the arm swing and the body turn back and through. Likes students to feel the club swinging in a circular arc around their tilted body.

Michael Breed

Summer Address
Sunningdale C.C.
Scarsdale, NY 10583
914-472-6972

Rate (per hour): $300

Teaching Philosophy: The 2000 Metropolitan PGA Teacher of the Year is well known as an exceptional short game instructor. Has worked with Chris Smith and Joe Durant on the PGA Tour. Spent four years teaching under Top 100 Teacher Darrell Kestner. He also is a part-time commentator on The Golf Channel.

Kent A. Cayce

Summer Address
Laurel Golf Center
Laurel, MD 20707
301-725-4646

E-mail: kentc5000@aol.com
Web Site: www.golfmastery.com

Rate (per hour): $300

Teaching Philosophy: Proponent of videotaping lessons. More than 90 of his students have earned college golf scholarships during Cayce's more than three decades teaching. Bill Glasson and Joan Pitcock are pupils.

Chuck Cook

Summer Address
Chuck Cook Golf Academy
1917 Kahala Sunset Dr.
Spicewood, TX 78669
830-693-1317

E-mail: cookctcook@aol.com
Web Site: www.pelzgolf.com

Rate (per hour): $200

Teaching Philosophy: Named the PGA of America's 1996 Teacher of the Year. Teaches in the summers at Red Sky G.C. in Wolcott Colo. Has worked extensively with Payne Stewart and Tom Kite. His latest book is Perfectly Balanced Golf. *

Donald Crawley

Summer Address
The Boulders Club
Carefree, AZ 85377
480-488-9028

E-mail: dcrawley@wyndham.com
Web Site: www.GolfSimplified.com

Rate (per hour): $120

Years Taught: 28 years teaching experience

Teaching Philosophy: PGA award winning professional, SWSPGA Teacher of the Year, Horton Smith Award, British PGA Assistants Champion. Teaching philosophy is to simplify the fundamentals of the golf swing and short game. A practical Diagnosis and Correction of the ball flight, impact conditions and swing mechanics. State of the art digital video analysis used. Playing lessons on the course at the luxury resort The Boulders 36 hole facility. Simplify the basics - get results.

John Dahl

Summer Address
Oxbow C.C.
Oxbow, ND 58047
701-588-4669

Rate (per hour): $80

Teaching Philosophy: A three-time Minnesota PGA Section Teacher of the Year, Dahl is the first teacher from North Dakota to make the Top 100 Teachers list. Forty-five percent of Oxbow's membership plays to a single-digit handicap. Teaches U.S. Mid-Amateur Champion Micheal Podolak. *

Bill Davis

Summer Address
Jupiter Hills Club
Tequesta, FL 33469
561-746-5228

E-mail: jhcpro@jupiterhillsclub.org
Web Site: www.tagolf.com

Rate (per hour): $150 (members) $200 (non-members)

Teaching Philosophy: Emphasizes playing lessons, course management, and the scoring shots within 50 yards of the hole. South Florida PGA Section Teacher of the Year in 1996 and 1997.

Wayne DeFrancesco

Summer Address
Woodholme C.C.
Pikesville, MD 21208
410-486-3849 443-831-1388

Rate (per hour): $150

Teaching Philosophy: Won the 2001 Club Professional Championship while giving his usual 1,500 plus hours of instruction. Joins Darrell Kestner as the only other Top 100 Teacher to have also won the PGA's Club Pro Championship. Middle Atlantic PGA Section's 1994 Teacher of the Year. Has taught a variety of PGA Tour players including David Peoples and Larry Rinker. A First-Team All-America at Louisiana State University.

Glenn Deck

Summer Address
Glenn Deck Golf Academy at Pelican Hill G.C.
Newport Coast, CA 92657
949-759-5102

Rate (per hour): $150

Teaching Philosophy: Former Southern California PGA Section Teacher of the Year who splits his time between teaching golf schools and private lessons. Evaluates each student's body structure personality beliefs and goals before developing a game plan for improvement. Uses lots of video analysis and training aids.

John Elliott Jr.

Summer Address
C.C. of Ocala
Ocala, IL 34480
352-237-6644

Winter Address

Rate (per hour): $160

Teaching Philosophy: Former winner on the Canadian PGA Tour and one of the best communicators in the business. Emphasizes improving preswing and short game. Author of numerous magazine articles and videos.

Jim Flick

Summer Address
Scottsdale, AZ 85262
888-546-3542

Rate (per hour): 300 (non-members)

Teaching Philosophy: Principal at Nicklaus/Flick Game Improvement. Very creative with many innovative drills to help students groove a sound swing. *

Eden Foster

Summer Address
The Maidstone Club
East Hampton, NY 11937
631-324-5530

Winter Address
Calusa Pines
Naples, FL 34102

E-mail: ebfgolf@aol.com

Rate (per hour): $120

Years Taught: 16

Teaching Philosophy: Also teaches at Calusa Pines G.C. in Naples, Fla. during the winter. Offers his students a variety of golf school formats during the season and supervised practice sessions once a week. Focuses on making each student comfortable during the lesson so that they can better focus on making the necessary adjustments to their games.

Jane K. Frost

Summer Address
Holly Ridge G.C.
Sandwich, MA 02563
508-428-5577

Web Site: www.janefrostgolfschools.com

Rate (per hour): $200

Teaching Philosophy: The LPGA's 1994 Teacher of the Year focuses on creating perfect grip and posture and on improving student's short game skills. A favorite with area juniors.

Shelby Futch

Summer Address
Red Mountain Ranch GC
Mesa, AZ 85215
480-998-9130

E-mail: fshelbyok@cs.com
Web Site: www.malaskagolf.com

Rate (per hour): $250

Teaching Philosophy: Isolates one or two key fundamental corrections for each student. Owner of John Jacobs Golf Schools operating at more than two dozen locations. Author of dozens of instruction articles.

Bryan Gathright

Summer Address
Oak Hills C.C.
San Antonio, TX 78249
210-384-7700

E-mail: bgathright@aol.com

Rate (per hour): $125

Years Taught: 16

Teaching Philosophy: Gathright worked under the tutelege of World Golf Teachers Hall of Fame instructor Harvey Penick before opening his own academy.

John Gerring

Summer Address
The Cliffs Golf Clubs
Travelers Rest, SC 29690
864-836-4653

Web Site: www.cliffscommunities.com

Rate (per hour): $50

Teaching Philosophy: Stresses learning to hit the ball from right-to-left, the first key to becoming a good golfer. Larry Nelson among his students. Does not use video.

David W. Glenz

Summer Address
David Glenz Golf Academy
Franklin, NJ 07419
973-209-6075

Winter Address
Cobblestone CC
Palm City, FL 34990
561-597-4501

E-mail: glenzgolf@aol.com
Web Site: www.davidglenz.com

Rate (per hour): $175

Teaching Philosophy: PGA of America's 1998 Teacher of the Year and six-time New Jersey PGA Teacher of the Year. Co-author of 10 Fundamentals of the Modern Golf Swing with Jim McLean. Has instructed more than 400 touring and club professionals.

Rick Grayson

Summer Address
Connie Morris Golf Learning Center at Rivercut G.C.
Springfield, MO 65810
417-823-7888

E-mail: rickgrayson@cland.net

Rate (per hour): $50

Teaching Philosophy: PGA Midwest Section 1998 Teacher of the Year. Believes most in-swing problems can be fixed by improving the set-up. Junior program has sent 25 golfers to college on scholarships.

Fred Griffin

Summer Address
Grand Cypress Academy of Golf
Orlando, FL 32836
407-239-1975

E-mail: fgriffin@grandcypress.com
Web Site: www.grandcypress.com

Rate (per hour): $150

Teaching Philosophy: All-around instructor uses computer system to compare pupil's swing to model swing compiled from touring pros' movements.

Ron Gring

Summer Address
Timber Creek G.C.
Daphne, AL 36527
251-621-9900

Rate (per hour): $95

Teaching Philosophy: Twice named the Dixie PGA Section Teacher of the Year. Certified to teach The Golfing Machine method. A student of kinetics biomechanics and exercise physiology. Teaches Brad Faxon Joe Durant Kenny Perry and Jerry Pate.

Martin Hall

Summer Address
Ibis G. & C.C.
West Palm Beach, FL 33412
561-624-8922

E-mail: hackhall@aol.com
Web Site: www.pgagolfacademy.com

Rate (per hour): $125

Teaching Philosophy: Teaches all facets of the game, but especially gifted short game instructor. Uses many teaching aids to help students' feel proper swing motion. Has contributed dozens of articles to GOLF MAGAZINE as one of it's Master Teaching Professionals.

Bruce D. Hamilton

Summer Address
Spanish Hills C.C.
Camarillo, CA 93010
805-389-1644

Rate (per hour): $120

Teaching Philosophy: Twenty-five year teaching veteran tries to make the student feel comfortable during lessons and makes sure students' understand their personal swing motion. Long-time coach to Corey Pavin. *

Hank Haney

Summer Address
Hank Haney Golf Ranch
McKinney, TX 75070
972-529-2221

E-mail: haneygolf@aol.com
Web Site: www.rangeattenisonpark.com

Rate (per hour): $360

Teaching Philosophy: PGA of America's 1993 Teacher of the Year. Emphasizes swinging the golf club on the correct plane. Sought after by dozens of touring pros including long-time student Mark O'Meara.

Craig W. Harmon

Summer Address
Oak Hill C.C.
Rochester, NY 14610
585-381-1900

E-mail: charmon@oakhillcc.com

Rate (per hour): $200

Teaching Philosophy: Teaches both full-swing and short game secrets he learned from his father (1948 Masters Champion and long-time golf professional at Winged Foot G.C. in New York). His brothers - all fine teachers - confide that he may have the best eye for swing faults of any Harmon. Instructor to Jeff Sluman.

Claude 'Butch' Harmon Jr.

Summer Address
Butch Harmon School of Golf
Henderson, NV 89052
702-889-2444

E-mail: butchharmon@msn.com

Rate (per hour): $500

Teaching Philosophy: Best-known as Tiger Woods coach. Also teaches Darren Clarke and many other top touring professionals. Won B.C. Open during his three seasons on PGA Tour.

Michael Hebron

Summer Address
Smithtown Landing G.C.
Smithtown, NY 11707
631-979-6534

Winter Address
Palm Beach Polo CC
Wellington, FL 33414
561-753-4553

E-mail: hebron3@aol.com
Web Site: www.mikehebron.com

Rate (per hour): $140

Teaching Philosophy: Well known among fellow teachers. His new book is Golf Swing Secrets and Lies. PGA of America's 1991 Teacher of the Year.

Don Hurter

Summer Address
Castle Pines G.C.
Castle Rock, CO 80108
303-688-6022

E-mail: dhurter@golfintel.com
Web Site: www.golftec.com

Rate (per hour): $150

Years Taught: 12

Teaching Philosophy: A former U.S.G.A. Junior Amateur Champion now better known for coaching Carin Koch Charlotta Sorenstam and Tom Purtzer. Named the 2000 Colorado PGA Section Teacher of the Year. Videotapes all lessons.

Ed Ibarguen

Summer Address
Duke University G.C.
5001 Cameron Blvd.
Durham, NC 27706
919-681-6161

E-mail: ibarguen@duke.edu
Web Site: www.dukegolfclub.org

Rate (per hour): $150

Teaching Philosophy: With more than two decades of teaching experience Ibarguen has been a key figure in the development of the PGA of America's teaching elements for its apprentice training program. Also Micheal Jordan's original golf instructor. Selected 1991 and 2003 PGA Teacher of the Year for the Carolinas section. Winner of the PGA National's 1998 Horton Smith Award for excellence in education. Vice-Chairman of the PGA National Education Committee from 2000 to 2003.

Hank Johnson

Summer Address
Greystone G.& C. C.
Birmingham, AL 35242
205-980-5200

Winter Address

E-mail: hjgolfinc@aol.com

Rate (per hour): $150

Teaching Philosophy: 1997 PGA Dixie Section Teacher of the Year. He has taught more than 1000 golf schools and clinics across the country during his career. National consultant for HealthSouth's Sports for Golf Program which studies the kinesiology of the golf swing.

Darrell Kestner

Summer Address
Deepdale G.C.
Manhasset, NY 11030
516-365-9111

E-mail: dkestnergolf@aol.com

Rate (per hour): $300

Teaching Philosophy: In his late-40s still one of the finest club pro players in the country and a prolific teacher. Highly-respected by his peers in the New York City area. Teaches many of the top players in the region. Named 1997 PGA Met Section Teacher of the Year.

Charlie King

Summer Address
Academy of Golf at PGA National Resort
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418
800-832-6235

Rate (per hour): $150

Teaching Philosophy: Relatively young up-and-comer who recently took over the large teaching operation at PGA National. His school programs incorporate golf fitness and mental performance segments along with swing instruction.

Peter Kostis

Summer Address
Kostis/McCord Learning Center
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
602-502-2656

E-mail: notbob17@aol.com
Web Site: www.kostismccordlearning.com

Rate (per hour): $250

Teaching Philosophy: Teaches at Kostis/McCord Learning Center at Grayhawk G.C. in Scottsdale when not commentating on CBS golf telecasts. Known for his book The Inside Path to Better Golf. Has a new video: Peter Kostis: Full Swing. Has worked with may tour pros including Mark Calcavecchia.

Peter Krause

Summer Address
Bunker Hills G.C.
12800 Bunker Prairie Road
Coon Rapids, MN 55448
612-850-6630

Winter Address
Rancho la Quinta
La Quinta , CA 92253
760-777-7799

E-mail: pkgolfpr@aol.com
Web Site: www.peterkrausegolf.com

Rate (per hour): $150

Teaching Philosophy: Five-time Minnesota PGA Section Teacher of the Year. Works with 1997 U.S. Senior Open champ Graham Marsh and 1993 U.S. Amateur champ John Harris. Tries to match the swing plane to the individual's body. Uses creative and memorable imagery with his students.

Mike LaBauve

Summer Address
Westin Kierland Resort
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
602-922-9283

Rate (per hour): $175

Teaching Philosophy: A favorite with better players and juniors. Builds lessons around proper swing plane and set-up. Father-in-law (Jack Lumpkin and wife Sandy) also among Top 100 Teachers. Two-time Southwest PGA Section Teacher of the Year.

Sandy LaBauve

Summer Address
Westin Kierland Resort
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
602-922-9283

E-mail: sandygolf@cox.net
Web Site: www.kostismccordlearning.com

Rate (per hour): $100

Teaching Philosophy: Teaches many women and junior girls. Founded LPGA's Junior Girls' Golf Club -- one of the most successful junior programs in the world which is now available in nearly 100 cities around the world. 1998 Southwest PGA Section Teacher of the Year. *

David Leadbetter

Summer Address
David Leadbetter Golf Academy
Champions Gate, FL 32837
407-787-3330

E-mail: dlead@bellsouth.net
Web Site:

Rate (per hour): $5,000 for half-day personal lesson

Teaching Philosophy: First tour guru to become a multi-million dollar international teaching empire. Charles Howell III and Nick Price are in his stable of high-profile students.

David Lee

Summer Address
Royal, AR 71968
501-991-3025

E-mail: gravity@hsnp.com
Web Site: www.stevens.com

Rate (per hour): $150

Teaching Philosophy: His Gravity Golf schools promise tour length shots within 100 days. Method based upon perfecting balance through unusual drills. Wrote book and videos based on his method. Has worked extensively with Lee Trevino and J.C. Snead.

Carl Lohren

Summer Address
Ruggles Ferry G.C.
Dandridge, TN 37725
865-397-3512

Rate (per hour): $150

Teaching Philosophy: Author of one of the game's best-selling instruction books One Move to Better Golf. Believes in building best possible set-up to avoid problems once swing begins. Winters at Ballen Isle C.C. in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

Michael Lopuszynski

Summer Address
Hudson National G.C.
Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520
914-271-7600

Rate (per hour): $150

Teaching Philosophy: Former Duke University golf captain who prefers to use video analysis. Long-ball hitter well known for his power lessons.

Jack Lumpkin

Summer Address
Sea Island Golf Learning Center
St. Simons Island, GA 31522
912-638-5119

Rate (per hour): $200

Teaching Philosophy: The PGA of America's 1995 Teacher of the Year instructs in all phases of the game with all skill levels. Daughter and son-in-law (Sandy and Mike LaBauve) are also among the Top 100 Teachers. Tour pros including Davis Love III and Donna Andrews take advice from Lumpkin.

Keith Lyford

Summer Address
Lenox, MA 01240
413-637-8271

Winter Address
Lyford Scottsdale Golf School
Scottsdale, AZ 85261
480-998-4039

E-mail: klyford@earthlink.net
Web Site: www.swingbetter.com

Rate (per hour): $150

Teaching Philosophy: New England PGA Section Teacher of the Year. Lyford is a former PGA Tour competitor who has taught golf schools in New England Arizona and France for the past two decades.

Bill Madonna

Summer Address
World Center Marriott Hawk's Landing G.C.
Orlando, FL 32821
407-238-8870

E-mail: bmga@billmadonna.com
Web Site: www.billmadonna.com

Rate (per hour): Resort Guest: $150 / Visitor: $200

Teaching Philosophy: Bill has been teaching for over 26 years as a PGA member and he specializes in driving pitching and putting. He is a PGA Section Teacher of the Year Award winner and recognized as an all around teacher. My students do not get worse before they get better. His lessons average 11/2 to 21/2 hours using state-of-the-art video/computer analysis and effective teaching aids and drills. Bill teaches beginners to touring professionals. He has written two books: Coaching Golf Successfully and The Complete Golfer. He is the founder of the National Association for Golf Coaches and Educators (NAGCE) the first organization designed to improve the quality of scholastic coaching. For more information: www.nagce.org.

Timothy P. Mahoney

Summer Address
Talking Stick G.C.
Scottsdale, AZ 85256
480-850-8615

Winter Address
Troon Golf at Talking Stick
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
480-850-8615

E-mail: mahoneygolf@msn.com
Web Site: www.timmahoneygolf.com

Rate (per hour): $150

Teaching Philosophy: Uses a cornucopia of effective swing drills. Involved in original swing research projects. In the summers, can be found teaching at Eagle Ridge Inn and Resort in Galena, Ill.

Mike Malaska

Summer Address
Superstition Mountain G. and C.C.
Apache Junction, AZ 85219
877-983-3200

E-mail: mike@malaskagolf.com

Rate (per hour): $125

Teaching Philosophy: Teaches schools with Jim Flick. Believes in a balanced approach to the game including proper swing technique course management mental preparation fitness and nutrition. Well-known in Japan. *

Paul Marchand

Summer Address
Shadowhawk G.C.
Richmond, TX 77469
281-340-7208

E-mail: pmarchand@shadowhawkgolfclub.com
Web Site: www.gotrainingstation.com

Rate (per hour): $200

Teaching Philosophy: Big believer in video and visual teaching. Long-time coach to Fred Couples -- his former college teammate at the University of Houston.

Lynn Marriott

Summer Address
The Legacy Golf Resort
Phoenix, AZ 85028
602-305-5500

E-mail: lynn@coachingforthefuture.com

Rate (per hour): $250

Teaching Philosophy: LPGA's 1992 Teacher of the Year prefers teaching better players but works with all skill levels. Runs Coaching for the Future with fellow Top 100 Teacher Pia Nilsson.

Rick Martino

Summer Address
PGA Learning Center
Port St. Lucie, FL 34986
561-624-8402

E-mail: rmartino@bellsouth.net

Rate (per hour): $100

Teaching Philosophy: The PGA of America's 1997 Teacher of the Year and the current director of instruction for the organization. Martino created the curriculum for the PGA's first learning and development facility. Also former director of University of Pittsburgh's Golf Swing Research Laboratory. *

Rick McCord

Summer Address
Canterbury GC
Cleveland, OH 44122
216-561-1000

Winter Address
Swing's The Thing Golf Schools
Kissimmee, FL 34747
407-239-1090

Web Site: www.swingsthething.com

Rate (per hour): $175

Teaching Philosophy: Co-owner of Swing's the Thing Golf Schools. In the summer he can be found at Canterbury G.C. in Cleveland. Has instructed around the world. *

Gerald McCullagh

Summer Address
Rush Creek Golf Club
Maple Grove, MN 55311
763-494-8852

E-mail: antrim1@hotmail.com

Rate (per hour): $100

Teaching Philosophy: British PGA member from Belfast who began teaching more than 30 years ago in Northern Ireland. Author of his own teaching manual.

Mike McGetrick

Summer Address
McGetrick Golf Academy
4900 Himalaya Road
Denver, CO 80249
303-799-0870

E-mail: golf@mcgetrickgolf.com
Web Site:

Rate (per hour): $200

Teaching Philosophy: Two-time Colorado PGA Section Teacher of the Year and a former PGA National Teacher of the Year. McGetrick teaches with holistic approach including course management and mental preparation. Meg Mallon Beth Daniel and Juli Inkster are students.

Patti McGowan

Summer Address
KNACK4GOLF
Orlando, FL 32827
407-857-8276

Winter Address
KNACK4GOLF
Orlando, FL 32827
866-GOLF-K4G

E-mail: KNACK4GOLF@worldnet.att.net
Web Site: www.knack4golf.com

Rate (per hour): Doesn't teach private lessons. Half-day session for four people is $295 per person.

Teaching Philosophy: McGowan trained all instructors for the David Leadbetter Golf Academies for more than 10 years. Now operating her own teacher training program and golf schools.

Jim McLean

Summer Address
Jim McLean Golf School
Miami, FL 33178
800-723-6725

E-mail: jmadios@aol.com

Rate (per hour): $500

Teaching Philosophy: PGA of America's 1994 Teacher of the Year and author of four books including The Eight Step Swing. Played on University of Houston golf team that included Bruce Lietzke Bill Rogers and Fuzzy Zoeller.

Eddie Merrins

Summer Address
Bel-Air C.C.
Los Angeles, CA 90077
310-394-0816

Web Site: www.vcc1909.org

Rate (per hour): $150

Teaching Philosophy: This former head coach at UCLA developed many of his charges into tour stars including Corey Pavin Steve Pate and Duffy Waldorf. Author of Swing the handle not the clubhead.

Bill Moretti

Summer Address
Academy of Golf Dynamics
Austin, TX 78738
800-879-2008

E-mail: info@golfdynamics.com

Rate (per hour): $250

Teaching Philosophy: . All-around instructor who conducts 70 golf schools annually. Has one of the quickest eyes for diagnosing faults in the business.

Jerry Mowlds

Summer Address
Pumpkin Ridge G.C.
North Plains, OR 97113
503-647-9977

Winter Address
Jim McLean Golf Academy
La Quinta, CA 92253

E-mail: pro841@aol.com

Rate (per hour): $100-$160 depending on site

Teaching Philosophy: Concentrates full swing instruction on four power sources -- Arms wrists upper body rotation and weight shift. Also a talented short game teacher. This nearly 40-year veteran also is available in the winters at PGA West in La Quinta Cal.

Jim Murphy

Summer Address
The Training Station
Richmond, TX 77469
281-343-8800

E-mail: tsgolf101@aol.com

Rate (per hour): $120

Years Taught: 18

Teaching Philosophy: Southern Texas PGA Section Teacher of the Year. Long-time coach to PGA Tour player Tom Byrum. Tries to keep the game as simple as possible for students. Focuses on getting students to coordinate their club arms and body all on the same plane.

Pia Nilsson

Summer Address
The Legacy Golf Resort
Phoenix, AZ 85040
602-305-5500

E-mail: pia@coachingforthefuture.com
Web Site: www.Kuykendallgolf.com

Rate (per hour): $250

Teaching Philosophy: Former Head Coach of the Swedish National Golf Teams who has worked with all of the current Swedish LPGA stars including Annika and Charlotta Sorenstam. Works to integrate students' physical mental and emotional skills. *

Tom Patri

Summer Address
Naples Grande G.C.
Naples, FL 34105
239-455-9179

E-mail: tpatri@mindspring.com
Web Site: www.eaglecreekcc.org

Rate (per hour): $175

Teaching Philosophy: Created the Six Spoke Appoach to Better Golf Learning to encompass the entire learning process that allows golfers to improve. Swing mechanics are only one-sixth of the equation according to this 20 year teaching veteran. *

Dave Pelz

Summer Address
Austin, TX 78734
512-263-7668

E-mail: school@pelzgolf.com

Rate (per hour): $25,000 for private full-day session

Teaching Philosophy: Undisputed favorite short-game instructor to the pros. Dozens of world class students including Vijay Singh Steve Elkington and Colin Montgomerie. Instruction at Pelz' Short Game Schools is based upon more than 25 years of proprietary research. *

Mike Perpich

Summer Address
River Pines G.C.
Alpharetta, GA 30022
770-442-5960

E-mail: perpinc@aol.com

Rate (per hour): $125

Teaching Philosophy: Has helped many Tour pros including Grant Waite and Jodie Mudd. Teaching focuses around 5 main points: Grip Posture Aim-Alignment Pivot-Rotation and Hinges.

Gale Peterson

Summer Address
Sea Island G.C.
St. Simons Island, GA 31522
912-638-5119

E-mail: golfpros@bellsouth.net

Rate (per hour): $150

Teaching Philosophy: Uses video extensively. A favorite with juniors and an excellent communicator. Develops improvement program based upon students' time constraints and skill level. 1997 Georgia PGA Section Teacher of the Year.

David Phillips

Summer Address
Titleist Performance Institute
4033 Avienida de la Plata
Oceanside, CA 92056
888-874-2004

E-mail: pgolflinks@aol.com
Web Site: www.neatsports.com

Rate (per hour): $150

Teaching Philosophy: A technical wizard, Phillips is a leader in developing software and video applications for improving golf instruction. Well known for his putting instruction. Former assistant to David Leadbetter. Currently working with Tom Kite.

Kip Puterbaugh

Summer Address
The Aviara Golf Academy
Carlsbad, CA 92009
760-438-4539

E-mail: kipputt@aol.com

Rate (per hour): $150

Teaching Philosophy: Started in golf at age 11 by short game wizard and World Golf Teachers Hall of Fame instructor Paul Runyan. Full swing instruction keys on grip, stance, and posture. Long-time coach to Scott Simpson. Uses video extensively.

Nancy Quarcelino

Summer Address
Nancy Quarcelino School of Golf at Legends Club of Tenn.
Franklin, TN 37069
615-599-1344

E-mail: nancyq@comcast.net

Rate (per hour): $125

Years Taught: 23

Teaching Philosophy: Named the 2000 LPGA National Teacher of the Year and a three time Tennessee PGA Section Teacher of the Year. Has taught LPGA Tour players including Sherri Turner Judy Dickinson and JoAnne Carner. Uses training aids with all of her students to speed the learning process.

Dana Rader

Summer Address
Dana Rader Golf School
Charlotte, NC 28277
704-542-7635

E-mail: danarader@aol.com
Web Site: www.danaradergolf.com

Rate (per hour): $150

Teaching Philosophy: The LPGA's 1990 National Teacher of the Year. Rader helps students build a swing that matches their individual body type. Authored Back to Basics video. Owns her own golf school.

Brad Redding

Summer Address
Hartefeld National
One Hartefeld Drive
Avondale, PA 19311 800-240-7373

E-mail: bredding@goforitgolf.com
Web Site: www.hartefeld.com

Rate (per hour): $125

Teaching Philosophy: Six-time PGA Tennessee Section Teacher of the Year. Works with each student to find the most effective swing plane based on their body type.

Dean Reinmuth

Summer Address
San Diego, CA 92130
858-756-2240

E-mail: deanofgolf@aol.com
Web Site: www.deanofgolf.com

Rate (per hour): $450

Teaching Philosophy: Teaches students to minimize muscle tension during their swing. The free-flowing results can be seen in Phil Mickelson who worked with him for many years. Has his own school and does many corporate schools. *

Julius L. Richardson

Summer Address
Olympia Hill Golf & Conference Center
Universal City, TX 78148
210-945-4653

E-mail: jricha2516@aol.com

Rate (per hour): $110

Teaching Philosophy: A 38-year teaching veteran virtually unknown until recently at the age of 80. Teaching style self-described as interactive holistic: a melding of both physical technique with confidence building and emotional control. Teaching Hall of Famer Percy Boomer biggest influence on his teaching.

Phil Ritson

Summer Address
Orange County National
Orlando, FL 34787
407-905-2240

E-mail: pritson@ocngolf.com

Rate (per hour): $250

Teaching Philosophy: Has spent more than a half century eliminating all unnecessary moving parts from his students' swings. Wants the big muscles to control the swing. One of his former assistants is fellow Top 100 Teacher David Leadbetter.

Rina Ritson

Summer Address
Falcon's Fire Golf Club
Kissimmee, FL 34746
407-493-4672

Winter Address
Pine Trace GC
Bloomfield, MI 48304
248-333-0842

E-mail: rina@rinagolf.com
Web Site: www.rinagolf.com

Rate (per hour): $150

Teaching Philosophy: This South African native is a full-swing specialist who tries to develop maximum clubhead speed through proper sequencing of motion. LPGA's 1993 National Teacher of the Year. Also popular in Japan.

Phil Rodgers

Summer Address
La Jolla, CA 92038
858-453-1483

Winter Address
Grand Cypress resort
Orlando FL

Rate (per hour): $250

Teaching Philosophy: Former winner on both PGA and Senior PGA Tours. Well known as the teacher who re-built Jack Nicklaus' short game in early '80s. Also teaches at Grand Cypress Resort in Orlando during the winters. Wrote How to Play Lower Handicap Golf. *

Scott Sackett

Summer Address
PGA Tour Golf Academy
St. Augustine, FL 32092
904-940-3600

E-mail: scott@resortgolf.com

Rate (per hour): $175

Teaching Philosophy: 1997 Southwest PGA Section Teacher of the Year. Prefers working with better players. Gives each student a take-home video and reminder card with key changes. Offers a substantial golf schools program at World Golf Village headquarters.

Craig Shankland

Summer Address
LPGA International
Daytona Beach, FL 32124
386-439-0618

E-mail: cmshankland@mindspring.com

Rate (per hour): $125

Teaching Philosophy: Popular PGA seminar speaker who espouses keep it simple instruction style: Aim the face hold the handle aim yourself and make a swing. A great communicator who enjoys working with all levels of players. Beth Daniel's long-time coach. Authored Golfers Stroke Savers Handbook.

Ted Sheftic

Summer Address
Ted Sheftic Learning Center
New Oxford, PA 17350
717-624-3807

E-mail: tsheftic@hotmail.com
Web Site: www.tedsheftic.com

Rate (per hour): $125

Years Taught: 37

Teaching Philosophy: Also teaches at Baltimore C.C.(Timonium, Md) Beechtree G.C.(Aberdeen, Md) and Hanover C.C. (Abbottstown, Penn). Selected as the Philadelphia PGA Section teacher of the year in 1987 1994 and 2000. Conducts a select number of golf schools in Florida during the winter. Works with more than a dozen LPGA Tour players.

Laird Small

Summer Address
Pebble Beach Golf Academy
Pebble Beach, CA 93953
831-622-8650

E-mail: smalll@pebblebeach.com

Web Site:

Rate (per hour): $200

Teaching Philosophy: Swing instruction plus nutrition psychology club fitting and fitness information. 1996 and 1997 Northern California PGA Section Teacher of the Year. Long-time coach to PGA Tour player Kirk Triplett.

Rick Smith

Summer Address
Treetops Sylvan Resort
Gaylord, MI 49734
888-732-5060

Winter Address
Tiburon GC
Naples, FL

E-mail: rcsmith10@aol.com

Rate (per hour): $1,000

Teaching Philosophy: Swing mentor to Phil Mickleson Vijay Singh and Billy Andrade. Best known for full-swing theories. Four-time Michigan PGA Section Teacher of the Year. Teaches at Tiburon G.C. in Naples, Fla. during the winter.

Randy Smith

Summer Address
Royal Oaks C.C.
Dallas, TX 75231
214-691-0339

Rate (per hour): $90

Teaching Philosophy: PGA of America's 2002 National Teacher of the Year. Well-known for his strong junior programs that have sent many kids to college on golf scholarships. Justin Leonard and Harrison Frazer have been long-time students. *

Todd Sones

Summer Address
White Deer Run G.Cse.
Vernon Hills, IL 60061
847-549-8678

Winter Address
Big Horn GC
Palm Desert, CA 92260
760-773-2468

E-mail: toddsones@aol.com

Rate (per hour): $225

Teaching Philosophy: Illinois PGA Section's 1994 and 1996 Teacher of the Year. Identifies the swing's root problem and tries to offer simple way to feel a correct motion. Has a significant golf school program during the summer. Robert Gamez and Scott McCarron have worked with Sones.

Charles Sorrell

Summer Address
Golf Meadows
Stockbridge, GA 30281
770-957-8786

E-mail: golfmeadow@aol.com
Web Site: www.sorrellgolf.com

Rate (per hour): $175

Teaching Philosophy: Uses rhymes to help student's remember swing keys, Also employs video and learning aids. PGA of America's 1990 Teacher of the Year.

Mitchell Spearman

Summer Address
Manhattan Woods G.C.
West Nyack, NY 10994
845-627-2222

E-mail: mitchell.spearman@att.net

Rate (per hour): $600

Teaching Philosophy: Leadbetter protege and full-swing specialist who breaks swing down into three P's: Posture Pivot and Positioning of club. *

Dr. Jim Suttie

Summer Address
Green Garden CC
Frankfort, IL 60423
800-765-3838

Winter Address
The Club at TwinEagles
Naples, FL 34120
866-352-2121

E-mail: jmsuttie@aol.com
Web Site: www.jimsuttie.com

Rate (per hour): $250

Teaching Philosophy: Biomechanics expert and pioneer in utilizing video feedback and the four-camera teaching system. Visited by numerous tour pros including Loren Roberts. Also teaches at Twin Eagles C.C. in Naples Fla. during the winter. *

Joseph W. Thiel

Summer Address
PGA Golf and Learning Center
Olympia, WA 98513
360-456-7888

E-mail: jthielgolf@aol.com
Web Site: www.wallmangolf.com

Rate (per hour): $150

Teaching Philosophy: Taught Se Ri Pak for her first six years until she turned professional. Spends part of his year teaching in Asia. Published dozens of articles in golf magazines around the world. Averages more than 50 hours a week on the lesson tee. Has a seven-prong program for student improvement. .

T. J. Tomasi Ph. D.

Summer Address
Lyman Orchards GC
3 Lyman Road
Berlin, CT 06037
860-830-7280

E-mail: pblion@aol.com
Web Site: www.tjtomasi.net

Rate (per hour): $125

Teaching Philosophy: A doctor of education who has been a prolific instruction writer with more than 100 articles six books and a videotape series under his byline. Teaches in Port St. Lucie Florida during the winter. *

Bob Toski

Summer Address
Coconut Creek, FL 33066
954-975-2045

Web Site: www.logicalgolf.com

Rate (per hour): $150

Teaching Philosophy: The first living instructor inducted into the World Golf Teachers Hall of Fame. One of the world's best-known teachers for more than 40 years. Stresses that students must learn how various body parts feel during a good swing.

Paul Trittler

Summer Address
Kostis/McCord Learning Center
Grayhawk G.C.
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
480-502-2656

E-mail: grayhawk@kmlc.com

Rate (per hour): $150

Teaching Philosophy: A former PGA Tour player now teaching at the Kostis/McCord Learning Center. Determines best course of instruction after student completes a Learning/Competitive Profile. Named South Florida PGA Section Teacher of the Year in 1994 and 1996.

J.D. Turner

Summer Address
Savannah, GA 31411
912-598-9241

E-mail: jdturner@aol.com
Web Site: www.jdturnergolf.com

Rate (per hour): $200

Teaching Philosophy: Instructs both schools and private lessons. Author of six videos. Emphasizes driving and putting in no-nonsense style. Limited summer schedule in Okoboji Iowa. Five-time Iowa Open champion. *

Kevin Walker

Summer Address
Nantucket G.C.
Siasconset, MA 02564
772-263-0705

Winter Address
Kevin Walker Golf Inc.
Hobe Sound, FL 33455
561-486-3737

E-mail: GOLFPERFOR@aol.com

Rate (per hour): $160

Teaching Philosophy: Versatile instructor who uses video and computer analysis to speed the learning process. Tries to minimize extra moving parts during the swing. Holistic approach includes fitness and nutrition.

Carl Welty Jr

Summer Address
Jim McLean Golf Schools
PGA West
LaQuinta, CA 92253
760-564-7144

Rate (per hour): $130

Teaching Philosophy: Identifies problems by videotaping on-course play and by determining student's clubface impact with face tape. Wants to know what student really does while on the course before making corrections on the practice tee. Teaches at the Jim McLean Golf Schools in LaQuinta and Carlsbad, Calif.

Rick Whitfield

Summer Address
Loblolly Pines G.C.
Hobe Sound, FL 33455
561-546-8705

Rate (per hour): $80

Teaching Philosophy: Imaginative teacher who helps students learn faster by creating clear visual imagery of how the body should move. Instructs former U.S. Mid-Amateur champion Jim Taylor.

Dr. Gary Wiren

Summer Address
Trump International G.C.
West Palm Beach, FL 33406
800-367-4279

E-mail: garywiren@aol.com
Web Site: www.pgagolfacademy.com

Rate (per hour): $150

Teaching Philosophy: American ambassador of golf instruction who has lectured and taught more than 250000 people in 26 countries. Prolific author including the PGA of America's Teaching Manual.

Mark Wood

Summer Address
Mark Wood Golf Academy
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33328
954-423-0897

E-mail: mwood@markwoodgolf.com
Web Site: www.golfaroundtheworld.com

Rate (per hour): $150

Teaching Philosophy: All-around instructor who has conducted numerous golf schools with World Golf Teachers Hall of Famer Jim Flick. Coaches Dudley Hart and Brian Henninger on the PGA Tour.

Manuel de la Torre

Summer Address
Milwaukee C.C.
River Hills, WI 53209
414-362-5252

Web Site: www.cherokee.cc.net

Rate (per hour): $80

Teaching Philosophy: Veteran with more than half a century of teaching experience. Follows the tenets of World Golf Teachers Hall of Fame instructor Ernest Jones. Believes you should swing clubhead with the hands during the backswing then swing the club back toward the target with the arms.

 

Alabama

Ron Gring Timber Creek G.C. Daphne, AL 251-621-9900

Danny Weeks Sylacauga C.C. Sylacauga, AL 256-249-8084 Summer Address Sylacauga C.C. Sylacauga, AL 35150 256-249-8084 Rate (per hour): 35 / 45 min. Years Taught: 20

Eric Eshleman Birmingham C.C. Birmingham, AL 205-803-4225 Summer Address Birmingham C.C. Birmingham, AL 35213 205-803-4225 E-mail: eeschleman@ccbham.com Rate (per hour): $100 Years Taught: 11

Billy Eastep Madison Golf Center Madison, AL 256-772-5840 Summer Address Madison Golf Center Madison, AL 35758 256-772-5840 E-mail: eastepb1@highway.net Rate (per hour): $60 / 45 min. Years Taught: 28

Mike Shannon Montgomery C.C. Montgomery, AL 334-264-7198 Summer Address Montgomery C.C. Montgomery, AL 36106 334-264-7198 E-mail: mshan18879@aol.com Rate (per hour): $85 Years Taught: 22 Teaching Philosophy:

Alaska

Arizona

Donald Crawley The Boulders Club Carefree, AZ 480-488-9028

Jim Flick Scottsdale, AZ 888-546-3542

Shelby Futch Red Mountain Ranch GC Mesa, AZ 480-998-9130

Peter Kostis Kostis/McCord Learning Center Scottsdale, AZ 602-502-2656

Jack Kuykendall Phoenix, AZ 480-706-6228 Summer Address Phoenix, AZ 85044 480-706-6228 E-mail: kuygolf@aol.com Web Site: www.rmrcc.com Rate (per hour): $400 Teaching Philosophy: A physicist by education who believes there is an ideal mechanical golf stroke and says he has found it. Teachings are very similar to the swing of world-renowned ball-striker Moe Norman. Technique produces minimal back strain.

Mike LaBauve Westin Kierland Resort Scottsdale, AZ 602-922-9283

Sandy LaBauve Westin Kierland Resort Scottsdale, AZ 602-922-9283

Keith Lyford Lenox, MA 413-637-8271

Timothy P. Mahoney Talking Stick G.C. Scottsdale, AZ 480-850-8615

Mike Malaska Superstition Mountain G. and C.C. Apache Junction, AZ 877-983-3200

Paul Trittler Kostis/McCord Learning Center Grayhawk G.C. Scottsdale, AZ 480-502-2656

Ed Oldfield Sr. Glen Club Libertyville, IL 847-724-7272 Summer Address Glen Club Libertyville, IL 60025 847-724-7272 Winter Address Orange Tree Resort Scottsdale, AZ 85250 Rate (per hour): $100 / half-hour Years Taught: 50

Rick Deacon Juniper Hills C.C. Pocatello, ID 208-233-0269 Summer Address Juniper Hills C.C. Pocatello, ID 83204 208-233-0269 Winter Address McCormick Ranch Golf Club Scottsdale, AZ 85258 E-mail: jhcc@stellar.net Rate (per hour): $70 Years Taught: 30

Peggy Gustafson Eagle Flight Golf Phoenix, AZ 602-909-0179 Summer Address Eagle Flight Golf Phoenix, AZ 85024 602-909-0179 Web Site: www.coachingforthefuture.com Rate (per hour): Contact for info

Jack Carter Stonecreek G.C. Phoenix, AZ 602-953-9111 Summer Address Stonecreek G.C. Phoenix, AZ 85032 602-953-9111 E-mail: jackcarter4@home.com Web Site: www.coachingforthefuture.com Rate (per hour): $100

Scott Watkins Phoenician G.C. Scottsdale, AZ 480-423-2449 602-330-4217 (cell) Summer Address Phoenician G.C. Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-423-2449 602-330-4217 (cell) Rate (per hour): $80

Bill Forrest Scottsdale, AZ 480-614-0142 Summer Address Scottsdale, AZ 85258 480-614-0142 E-mail: bf4golf@aol.com Web Site: www.golfweb.com/jacobs Rate (per hour): $120

Scott Bunker John Jacobs Golf Schools at Painted Mountain Mesa, AZ 480-832-0156 Summer Address John Jacobs Golf Schools at Painted Mountain Mesa, AZ 85260 480-832-0156 Web Site: www.jacobsgolf.com Rate (per hour): Contact for info

Kathy Murphy ASU Karsten G.C. Tempe, AZ 480-784-4839 Summer Address ASU Karsten G.C. Tempe, AZ 85281 480-784-4839 E-mail: Kamurph17@aol.com Rate (per hour): Contact for info

Jeff Ritter ASU Karsten G.C. Tempe, AZ 480-784-4839 Summer Address ASU Karsten G.C. Tempe, AZ 85281 480-784-4839 Rate (per hour): Contact for details

Dr. Debbie Crews Arizona State University Tempe, AZ 480-968-8401 Summer Address Arizona State University Tempe, AZ 85287 480-968-8401 E-mail: crewsd@asu.edu Rate (per hour): $100 / session (1-3 hours) Years Taught: 23

Arkansas

David Lee Royal, AR 501-991-3025

Rick Ross Isabella GC Hot Springs Village, AR 501-922-5505 Summer Address Isabella GC Hot Springs Village, AR 71909 501-922-5505 E-mail: rjrossgolf@aristotle.net Web Site: www.gravitygolf.com Rate (per hour): $50 / 40 min. Years Taught: 17

Dan Snider The Alotian Club Little Rock, AR 501-377-2000 x6359 Dan Snider Summer Address The Alotian Club Little Rock, AR 72201 501-377-2000 x6359 E-mail: dsnider@stevens.com Rate (per hour): $150 Years Taught: 29

California

Derek Hardy Pelican Hill G.C. Newport Coast, CA 714-759-5170 Summer Address Pelican Hill G.C. Newport Coast, CA 92657 714-759-5170 Winter Address Vintage Club Indian wells, CA 92210 E-mail: drgolf201@aol.com Rate (per hour): $120 Teaching Philosophy: Stresses positive preswing thoughts and simple swing keys. Longtime coach to many LPGA Tour players.

Bill Harmon Big Horn G.C. Palm Desert, CA 760-772-6072 Summer Address Big Horn G.C. Palm Desert, CA 92260 760-772-6072 Rate (per hour): $150 Teaching Philosophy: First of four sons of 1948 Masters champion and world-class teacher Claude Harmon Sr. on this list. A big proponent of playing lessons.

Eddie Merrins Bel-Air C.C. Los Angeles, CA 310-394-0816

Jerry Mowlds Pumpkin Ridge G.C. North Plains, OR 503-647-9977

Dan Pasquariello Pebble Beach Golf Academy Pebble Beach, CA 831-622-8650 Summer Address Pebble Beach Golf Academy Pebble Beach, CA 93953 831-622-8650 E-mail: bookumdano@prodigy.net Web Site: www.pebblebeach.com Rate (per hour): $120 Teaching Philosophy: One-time pro basketball player who promotes short-game lessons as fastest way to lower scores. Three-time Aloha PGA Section Teacher of the Year.

Verne Perry Jr. Pumpkin Ridge G.C. North Plains, OR 503-647-4747 Summer Address Pumpkin Ridge G.C. North Plains, OR 97113 503-647-4747 Winter Address Shadow Mt. GC Palm Desert, CA 92260 760-346-8242 E-mail: perrypro@gateway.net Rate (per hour): $80 Teaching Philosophy: Golf historian teaches proper attitude and positive self-esteem. Entertaining instructor who believes better swings are rooted in better preshot routine.

David Phillips Titleist Performance Institute 4033 Avienida de la Plata Oceanside, CA 888-874-2004

Kip Puterbaugh The Aviara Golf Academy Carlsbad, CA 760-438-4539

Dean Reinmuth San Diego, CA 858-756-2240

Phil Rodgers La Jolla, CA 858-453-1483

Laird Small Pebble Beach Golf Academy Pebble Beach, CA 831-622-8650

Todd Sones White Deer Run G.Cse. Vernon Hills, IL 847-549-8678

Carl Welty Jr Jim McLean Golf Schools PGA West LaQuinta, CA 760-564-7144

Glenn Monday Sports Club Co. of America Los Angeles, CA 310-322-8924 Glenn Monday Summer Address Sports Club Co. of America Los Angeles, CA 90025 310-322-8924 E-mail: Rate (per hour): Contact for info

Bob Harrison, Sr. Brentwood CC Los Angeles, CA 310-451-8011 Summer Address Brentwood CC Los Angeles, CA 90049 310-451-8011 Web Site: www.swingthehandle.com Rate (per hour): Contact for info

Jamie Mulligan Virginia C.C. Long Beach, CA 562-424-5211 Summer Address Virginia C.C. Long Beach, CA 90807 562-424-5211 E-mail: vcc1909@yahoo.com Rate (per hour): $40 / half-hour, $75 / hour Years Taught: 19

Greg McHatton Cascades G.C. Sylmar, CA 818-833-8900 x12 Summer Address Cascades G.C. Sylmar, CA 91342 818-833-8900 x12 Rate (per hour): Contact for info

Dr. Jerry Elwell Max out golf Woodland Hills, CA 818-716-9921 Summer Address Max out golf Woodland Hills, CA 91364 818-716-9921 E-mail: Rate (per hour): Contact for info

Mike Austin Woodland Hills, CA 818-716-7986 Summer Address Woodland Hills, CA 91367 818-716-7986 Rate (per hour): $100

Rosanne Caulder-Isom Bonita G.C. Bonita, CA 619-588-7887 Summer Address Bonita G.C. Bonita, CA 91902 619-588-7887 E-mail: golfinstructorro@aol.com Web Site: www.kipputt.com Rate (per hour): 460 / 45 minutes Years Taught: 27

Beverly Fergusson Rancho Santa Fe Farms Golf Club Rancho Santa Fe, CA 760-207-9363 Summer Address Rancho Santa Fe Farms Golf Club Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067 760-207-9363 E-mail: bferg4@aol.com Rate (per hour): $125 Years Taught: 22

Tag Merritt Fairbanks Ranch C.C. Rancho Santa Fe, CA 858-259-8819 Summer Address Fairbanks Ranch C.C. Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067 858-259-8819 E-mail: tagandjoe@aol.com Rate (per hour): $80 Years Taught: 40

Sheri Hayes Stadium Golf Center San Diego, CA 858-277-6667 Summer Address Stadium Golf Center San Diego, CA 92123 858-277-6667 E-mail: sherih@adnc.com Web Site: www.deanofgolf.com Rate (per hour): $55/ half-hour Years Taught: 20

Debra Spain Indian Wells, CA 760-836-9415 Summer Address Indian Wells, CA 92210 760-836-9415 E-mail: dspaingolf@aol.com Rate (per hour): $120 Years Taught: 22

J.D. Ebersberger The Palms G.C. La Quinta, CA 760-771-2606 Summer Address The Palms G.C. La Quinta, CA 92253 760-771-2606 Rate (per hour): $100

Robert Veroulis Bermuda Dunes C.C. La Quinta, CA 760-835-6993 Summer Address Bermuda Dunes C.C. La Quinta, CA 92253 760-835-6993 Rate (per hour): Contact for info

Mike Wilson Academy at Desert Willow Palm Desert, CA 760-200-1342 Summer Address Academy at Desert Willow Palm Desert, CA 92260 760-200-1342 E-mail: mwilson@golfhound.com Rate (per hour): $150 Years Taught: 11

Tim Miskell Lake Arrowhead C.C. Lake Arrowhead, CA 909-337-3515 Summer Address Lake Arrowhead C.C. Lake Arrowhead, CA 92352 909-337-3515 E-mail: btmiskell@aol.com Web Site: www.aopga.com Rate (per hour): $70

Alan Ochiai Oak Creek G.C. Irvine, CA 949-653-5300 Summer Address Oak Creek G.C. Irvine, CA 92618 949-653-5300 E-mail: aopga@yahoo.com Rate (per hour): $90 Years Taught: 18

Jim Petralia Oak Creek G.C. Irvine, CA 949-653-5380 800-247-3834 (voice messages) Summer Address Oak Creek G.C. Irvine, CA 92618 949-653-5380 800-247-3834 (voice messages) E-mail: jimpetralia@aol.com Rate (per hour): $100 Years Taught: 35

Tom Sargent Mesa Verde C.C. Costa Mesa, CA 714-549-0522 Summer Address Mesa Verde C.C. Costa Mesa, CA 92626 714-549-0522 E-mail: thesarge@earthlink.net Web Site: www.mindunderpar.com Rate (per hour): $120 Years Taught: 25

Dr. David F. Wright Pelican Hill G. C. & R. Newport Coast, CA 888-620-4653 Summer Address Pelican Hill G. C. & R. Newport Coast, CA 92657 888-620-4653 E-mail: mindunderpar@cox.net Web Site: www.pelicanhill.com Rate (per hour): $200 Years Taught: 22

Mardell Wilkins Mission Viejo C.C. Mission Viejo, CA 949-584-0574 Summer Address Mission Viejo C.C. Mission Viejo, CA 92691 949-584-0574 Web Site: www.tustinranchgolf.com Rate (per hour): $8

Carrie Jena Tustin Ranch G.C. Tustin, CA 714-734-2104 Summer Address Tustin Ranch G.C. Tustin, CA 92782 714-734-2104 E-mail: ceesuej@aol.com Web Site: www.spanishhillscc.com Rate (per hour): $90

Roger Gunn Tierra Rejada G.C. Moor Park, CA 818-879-0970 Summer Address Tierra Rejada G.C. Moor Park, CA 93021 818-879-0970 Rate (per hour): Contact for info

Ben Doyle The GC at Quail Lodge Carmel, CA 831-624-2526 Summer Address The GC at Quail Lodge Carmel, CA 93923 831-624-2526 Web Site: www.nflprofiles.com/clinic Rate (per hour): $60 Years Taught: 50

John Geertsen Jr. The Golf Clinic Pebble Beach, CA 800-321-9401 Summer Address The Golf Clinic Pebble Beach, CA 93953 800-321-9401 Winter Address Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort Palm Springs, CA 92264 Rate (per hour): $100 Years Taught: 44

Jim Lucius The Olympic Club San Francisco, CA 415-587-3009 Jim Lucius Summer Address The Olympic Club San Francisco, CA 94102 415-587-3009 Winter Address , Rate (per hour): Contact for info Years Taught:

Rick Rhoads San Francisco G.C. San Francisco, CA 415-469-4122 Summer Address San Francisco G.C. San Francisco, CA 94132 415-469-4122 Rate (per hour): $60 / half-hour Years Taught: 25

Ernie Barbour The Bridges G.C. San Ramon, CA 925-828-8226 Summer Address The Bridges G.C. San Ramon, CA 94583 925-828-8226 E-mail: ErniePGA@aol.com Rate (per hour): $110 Years Taught: 32

Paul Gorman Meadow Club Fairfax, CA 415-456-9393 Summer Address Meadow Club Fairfax, CA 94930 415-456-9393 Rate (per hour): Contact for info

Jack Doss Santa Clara Golf and Tennis Club Santa Clara, CA 408-980-9515 408-206-7595 (cell) Summer Address Santa Clara Golf and Tennis Club Santa Clara, CA 95054 408-980-9515 408-206-7595 (cell) Winter Address Cordevalle San Martin, CA 95046 E-mail: seejackdoss@aol.com Rate (per hour): $100 Years Taught: 48 Teaching Philosophy: An all-around instructor who splits his time between Santa Clara and the CordeValle Golf Club.

Duke Nicholls Mountain Valley Golf Center Woodland, CA 530-669-7324 Summer Address Mountain Valley Golf Center Woodland, CA 95776 530-669-7324 E-mail: nicholls@davis.com Rate (per hour): $75 Years Taught: 25

Don Baucom Antelope Greens G.C. Sacramento, CA 916-806-3113 Summer Address Antelope Greens G.C. Sacramento, CA 95843 916-806-3113 Rate (per hour): Contact for details

Jim Waldron Quail Valley G.C. Portland, OR 541-426-9002 Summer Address Quail Valley G.C. Portland, OR 97106 541-426-9002 Winter Address College Golf Center Palm Springs, CA 541-426-9002 E-mail: jim@balancepointgolf.com Rate (per hour): $95 Years Taught: 13 Teaching Philosophy: Employs a blend of science-based physical technique with cutting edge mental training. Excellent swing mechanics and mental game teacher. Conducts GOLF MAGAZINE Top-25 Golf School Balance Point in the Portland area.

Colorado

Don Hurter Castle Pines G.C. Castle Rock, CO 303-688-6022

Mike McGetrick McGetrick Golf Academy 4900 Himalaya Road Denver, CO 303-799-0870

Leon Smith McGetrick Golf Academy Englewood, CO 303-799-0870 Summer Address McGetrick Golf Academy Englewood, CO 80112 303-799-0870 Rate (per hour): Contact for de Years Taught:

Ann Wolta Indian Tree Golf Course Arvada, CO 303-940-8626 303-940-8626 (cell) Summer Address Indian Tree Golf Course Arvada, CO 80003 303-940-8626 303-940-8626 (cell) E-mail: dancingfeather7@aol.com Rate (per hour): $55 / 45 min. Years Taught: 20

Joe Assell GolfTEC Denver, CO 303-779-9900 (ext: 211) Summer Address GolfTEC Denver, CO 80111 303-779-9900 (ext: 211) E-mail: jassell@golftec.com Web Site: www.mcgetrickgolf.com Rate (per hour): $150 Years Taught: 10

Ed Oldham The Ranch C.C. Denver, CO 303-466-2111 Summer Address The Ranch C.C. Denver, CO 80234 303-466-2111 E-mail: edoldham@aol.com Web Site: Rate (per hour): $100 Years Taught: 20

Ty Walker GolfTEC Denver, CO 303-770-5951 Summer Address GolfTEC Denver, CO 80237 303-770-5951 E-mail: Web Site: www.vipgolfacademy.com Rate (per hour): Contact for details Years Taught:

Earl Svenningsen VIP Golf Academy Golden, CO 877-896-0395 720-635-5801 (cell) Summer Address VIP Golf Academy Golden, CO 80401 877-896-0395 720-635-5801 (cell) E-mail: vipgolfceo@aol.com Web Site: www.czgolfschool.com Rate (per hour): $120 Years Taught: 28

Penny Zavichas Craft-Zavichas Golf School Pueblo, CO 800-858-9633 Summer Address Craft-Zavichas Golf School Pueblo, CO 81005 800-858-9633 E-mail: penny@czgolfschool.com Rate (per hour): Varies according to location Years Taught: 41

Adam Schriber The Roaring Fork Club Basalt, CO 970-927-2731 Summer Address The Roaring Fork Club Basalt, CO 81621 970-927-2731 Rate (per hour):

Connecticut

George Connor Hartford G.C. West Hartford, CT 860-523-0153 Summer Address Hartford G.C. West Hartford, CT 06117 860-523-0153 E-mail: george@connergolf.com Web Site: www.connergolf.com Rate (per hour): $95 Years Taught: 13

T. J. Tomasi Ph. D. Lyman Orchards GC 3 Lyman Road Berlin, CT 860-830-7280

Chet Dunlop Burlington Golf Center Burlington, CT 860-675-7320 Summer Address Burlington Golf Center Burlington, CT 06013 860-675-7320 Rate (per hour): Contact for info Years Taught:

Tim Gavronski Shuttle Meadow C.C. Kensington, CT 860-229-6100 Summer Address Shuttle Meadow C.C. Kensington, CT 06037 860-229-6100 E-mail: tgavronski@msn.com Rate (per hour): $50 / 30-40 min., $70 / 50-60 min. Years Taught: 19

Don Gliha Connecticut Golf Academy Manchester, CT 860-646-6773 Summer Address Connecticut Golf Academy Manchester, CT 06040 860-646-6773 Rate (per hour): $50 / half-hour, $90 / hour Years Taught: 30

Ken Doyle Hop Meadow C.C. Simsbury, CT 860-651-0686 Summer Address Hop Meadow C.C. Simsbury, CT 06070 860-651-0686 E-mail: doylekd@aol.com Rate (per hour): $150 Years Taught: 32

John Nowobilski Tallwood C.C. Hebron, CT 860-646-3437 Summer Address Tallwood C.C. Hebron, CT 06248 860-646-3437 E-mail: pgatall@aol.com Web Site: www.ctgolfer.com/tallwood Rate (per hour): $75 Years Taught: 29

Rob Barbeau Old Lyme C.C. Old Lyme, CT 860-434-2144 Summer Address Old Lyme C.C. Old Lyme, CT 06371 860-434-2144 E-mail: rbgolfpro@aol.com Rate (per hour): $50 / half-hour Years Taught: 16

Ron Beck Fox Hopyard Golf Club East Haddam, CT 800-943-1903 Summer Address Fox Hopyard Golf Club East Haddam, CT 06423 800-943-1903 E-mail: rbeck@pga.com Rate (per hour): $100

Delaware

Rebecca Dengler Ed Oliver G.C. Wilmington, DE 302-571-9041 Summer Address Ed Oliver G.C. Wilmington, DE 19807 302-571-9041 E-mail: beckydengler@aol.com Web Site: www.golfsupport.com/dengler.htm Rate (per hour): $70 Years Taught: 13

Dave Seeman Wilmington C.C. Wilmington, DE 302-655-6022 Summer Address Wilmington C.C. Wilmington, DE 19807 302-655-6022 E-mail: Rate (per hour): Contact for details

District of Columbia

Florida

Mike Adams Emerald Dunes G.C. West Palm Beach, FL 561-602-2476

Todd Anderson The Breakers Palm Beach, FL 561-659-8474

Jimmy Ballard Ballard Swing Connection Key Largo, FL 800-999-6664

Mike Bender Timacuan Golf Course Lake Mary, FL 407-321-0444

Bill Davis Jupiter Hills Club Tequesta, FL 561-746-5228

Dick Farley Swings The Thing Golf Schools,East Stroudsburg,PA,18310,570-421-6666,,Swings The Thing Golf Schools Kissimmee, FL 407-238-1090 Summer Address Swing's The Thing Golf Schools East Stroudsburg, PA 18310 570-421-6666 Winter Address Swing's The Thing Golf Schools Kissimmee, FL 34746 407-238-1090 E-mail: stt@epix.net Web Site: www.swingsthething.com Rate (per hour): $125 Teaching Philosophy: Operates Swing's the Thing Golf School with fellow Top 100 Teacher Rick McCord. Author of Golf Magazine's Six Days to Better Golf.

Eden Foster The Maidstone Club East Hampton, NY 631-324-5530

Fred Griffin Grand Cypress Academy of Golf Orlando, FL 407-239-1975

Martin Hall Ibis G. & C.C. West Palm Beach, FL 561-624-8922

Charlie King Academy of Golf at PGA National Resort Palm Beach Gardens, FL 800-832-6235

David Leadbetter David Leadbetter Golf Academy Champions Gate, FL 407-787-3330

Tom Patri Naples Grande G.C. Naples, FL 239-455-9179

John Redman Winter Park Pines Winter Park, FL 407-657-2734 Summer Address Winter Park Pines Winter Park, FL 32792 407-657-2734 Rate (per hour): $250 Teaching Philosophy: Forty-plus year career began with apprenticeship under Tommy Armour and Sam Snead. Believes proper tempo and balance are major keys to improvement.

Phil Ritson Orange County National Orlando, FL 407-905-2240

Scott Sackett PGA Tour Golf Academy St. Augustine, FL 904-940-3600

Dr. Jim Suttie Green Garden CC Frankfort, IL 800-765-3838

Dick Tiddy Arnold Palmer Golf Academy Orlando, FL 407-876-5362 Summer Address Arnold Palmer Golf Academy Orlando, FL 32819 407-876-5362 E-mail: apga@palmergolf.com Web Site: www.apga.com Rate (per hour): $100

Kevin Walker Nantucket G.C. Siasconset, MA 772-263-0705

Rick Whitfield Loblolly Pines G.C. Hobe Sound, FL 561-546-8705

Mark Wood Mark Wood Golf Academy Fort Lauderdale, FL 954-423-0897

Bryan Jones Crystal Springs Golf and Spa Resort Franklin, NJ 973-209-6075 Summer Address Crystal Springs Golf and Spa Resort Franklin, NJ 07419 973-209-6075 Winter Address Ocean Hammock Palm Coast, FL 32137 E-mail: glenzgolf@aol.com Web Site: www.davidglenz.com Rate (per hour): $110 Years Taught: 13

Cindy Reid TPC at Sawgrass Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 904-273-3334 Summer Address TPC at Sawgrass Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082 904-273-3334 Rate (per hour):

Becky Sauers TPC Summerbrook Tallahassee, FL 850-668-3052 Summer Address TPC Summerbrook Tallahassee, FL 32312 850-668-3052 E-mail: bsauers@hcsmail.com Rate (per hour): $80 Years Taught: 23

Vince Cali Cali Golf Schools Orlando, FL 407-857-4653 Summer Address Cali Golf Schools Orlando, FL 32806 407-857-4653 E-mail: vince@caligolf.com Rate (per hour): $165

Brad Brewer Saddlebrook Resorts Tampa, FL 800-729-8383 813-907-4602 Summer Address Saddlebrook Resorts Tampa, FL 32819 800-729-8383 813-907-4602 E-mail: bbrewer@saddlebrookresort.com Web Site: www.saddlebrooksports.com Rate (per hour): $125 Years Taught: 18

Gregor Jamieson Lake Nona Club Orlando, FL 407-859-3402 Summer Address Lake Nona Club Orlando, FL 32827 407-859-3402 Rate (per hour): $150 Years Taught: 30

Tom Creavy Metrowest C.C. Orlando, FL 407-376-6976 Summer Address Metrowest C.C. Orlando, FL 32835 407-376-6976 Web Site: www.grandcypress.com Rate (per hour): Contact for details

Barry Goldstein Coral Springs Golf Academy Coral Springs, FL 954-346-8188 Summer Address Coral Springs Golf Academy Coral Springs, FL 33065 954-346-8188 Rate (per hour): Contact for info Years Taught:

Christopher Toulson Jim McLean Golf School Miami, FL 305-591-6409 Summer Address Jim McLean Golf School Miami, FL 33178 305-591-6409 Web Site: www.markwoodgolf.com Rate (per hour):

Jackie Bertram Kaufman Boca Rio G.C. Boca Raton, FL 561-482-0056 561-573-0828 (cell) Summer Address Boca Rio G.C. Boca Raton, FL 33443 561-482-0056 561-573-0828 (cell) E-mail: wedgemaster2@yahoo.com Rate (per hour): $100 Years Taught: 17

Dean Hedstrom Ben Sutton Golf School Sun City, FL 813-633-6455 Summer Address Ben Sutton Golf School Sun City, FL 33573 813-633-6455 Rate (per hour): Contact for info

Pat McClanan-Naser Belleview Biltmore G.C. Belleair, FL 727-480-9049 (cell) Summer Address Belleview Biltmore G.C. Belleair, FL 33756 727-480-9049 (cell) Rate (per hour): $60 Years Taught: 14

Marion Walker Highlands Reserve G.C. Davenport, FL 863-420-1724 Summer Address Highlands Reserve G.C. Davenport, FL 33897 863-420-1724 Rate (per hour): Contact for info

Steve Anderson Eastwood G.C. Fort Myers, FL 941-275-4848 Summer Address Eastwood G.C. Fort Myers, FL 33994 941-275-4848 Web Site: www.tompatri.com Rate (per hour): Contact for info

Leslie Duke, Jr. Quality Inn Suites & G.R. Naples, FL 239-352-6342 Summer Address Quality Inn Suites & G.R. Naples, FL 34116 239-352-6342 Rate (per hour): Contact for info

Tom F. Stickney, Jr. Quail Creek C.C. Naples, FL 239-254-7433 Summer Address Quail Creek C.C. Naples, FL 34119 239-254-7433 E-mail: t.stickney@sandestin.com Rate (per hour): $115

Jonathan Yarwood David Leadbetter Golf Academy Bradenton, FL 941-739-2483 Summer Address David Leadbetter Golf Academy Bradenton, FL 34207 941-739-2483 E-mail: jwortley@imgworld.com (manager of academy) Rate (per hour): $150

Jim Duval Mission Valley C.C. Laurel, FL 941-488-7747 Summer Address Mission Valley C.C. Laurel, FL 34272 941-488-7747 Web Site: www.westin-innisbrook.com Rate (per hour): $60

Lew Smither III Westin-Innisbrook Resort Troon Golf Institute Tarpon Springs, FL 727-942-5283 Summer Address Westin-Innisbrook Resort Troon Golf Institute Tarpon Springs, FL 34684 727-942-5283 E-mail: lew.smither@westin.com Rate (per hour): $140 Years Taught: 20

John Nelson Addison Reserve Delray Beach, FL 800-954-2672 Summer Address Addison Reserve Delray Beach, FL 34786 800-954-2672 E-mail: pogjn@aol.com Rate (per hour): $90

Carl Rabito Rabito International Golf Training Center Orlando, FL 407-876-2778 Summer Address Rabito International Golf Training Center Orlando, FL 34786 407-876-2778 E-mail: cmrabito@aol.com Web Site: www.ocngolf.com Rate (per hour): $185 Years Taught: 16

Kevin Compare PGA Learning Center Port St. Lucie, FL 772-468-7686 Summer Address PGA Learning Center Port St. Lucie, FL 34986 772-468-7686 Rate (per hour): Contact for info

Rod Johnston Portage C.C. Akron, OH 330-836-8565 Summer Address Portage C.C. Akron, OH 44303 330-836-8565 Winter Address Palm Springs Golf Academy Palm Springs, FL 33406 E-mail: portagegolfshop@aol.com, psgolfacademy@aol.com Rate (per hour): $76 Years Taught: 30

Jeff Otto Olympic Hills G.C. Eden Prairie, MN 952-941-6265 Summer Address Olympic Hills G.C. Eden Prairie, MN 55347 952-941-6265 Winter Address PGA National Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33403 E-mail: jeff.otto@olympichills.com Rate (per hour): $50 / half-hour Years Taught: 14

North Carolina

Eric Alpenfels Pinehurst Resort and C.C. Pinehurst, NC 910-235-8121

Jimmy Ballard Ballard Swing Connection Key Largo, FL 800-999-6664

Peggy Kirk Bell Pine Needles Resort Southern Pines, NC 910-692-7111

Rick Murphy Carolina Golf Learning Center Greensboro, NC 336-605-0052 Summer Address Carolina Golf Learning Center Greensboro, NC 27409 336-605-0052 Rate (per hour): Contact for info

Karen E. Palacios-Jansen Northstone C.C. Huntersville, NC 7Karen E. Palacios-Jansen Summer Address Northstone C.C. Huntersville, NC 28078 704-662-0075 E-mail: kepalacios@aol.com Web Site: www.aboutgolf.com Rate (per hour): $75 Years Taught: 11 04-662-0075

Ken Stauffer Carmel C.C. Charlotte, NC 704-542-2457 Summer Address Carmel C.C. Charlotte, NC 28226 704-542-2457 E-mail: kstouffer@carmelcountryclub.org Rate (per hour): $90 Years Taught: 19

Julie Cole The Dana Rader Golf School At Ballantine Resort Charlotte, NC 704-542-7635 Summer Address The Dana Rader Golf School At Ballantine Resort Charlotte, NC 28277 704-542-7635 E-mail: golfschool@ballantineresort.com Web Site: www.ballantineresort.com Rate (per hour): $100 Years Taught: 12

Phillip Wallace Flag Tree G.C. Fairmont, NC 910-628-9933 Summer Address Flag Tree G.C. Fairmont, NC 28340 910-628-9933 E-mail: flagtree@carolina.net Web Site: www.flagtreegolf.com Rate (per hour): 50 / half-hour Years Taught: 29

E. Harvie Ward Forest Creek G.C. Pinehurst, NC 910-295-9000 Summer Address Forest Creek G.C. Pinehurst, NC 28374 910-295-9000 Rate (per hour): $100 Years Taught: 28

Bob Dougherty Professionals Golf School Pinehurst, NC 800-781-1165 910-245-2889 Summer Address Professionals Golf School Pinehurst, NC 28388 800-781-1165 910-245-2889 E-mail: dirofgolf@mindspring.com Web Site: www.progolfschool.com Rate (per hour): $50 Years Taught: 35

Drew Pierson Drew Pierson Golf Wilmington, NC 910-256-4912 Summer Address Drew Pierson Golf Wilmington, NC 28480 910-256-4912 E-mail: dpierson@ec.rr.com Rate (per hour): $75 Years Taught: 40

John Buczek Grandfather G & C.C. Linville, NC 828-898-4531 Summer Address Grandfather G & C.C. Linville, NC 28646 828-898-4531 E-mail: pgapro13@aol.com Rate (per hour): $120 Years Taught: 29

Diane McHeffey Double Tee Golf Center Hendersonville, NC 828-693-7420 Summer Address Double Tee Golf Center Hendersonville, NC 28792 828-693-7420 E-mail: dbltee2@mchsi.com Web Site: www.doubleteegolfcenter.com Rate (per hour): $50 / half-hour (no hour rate) Years Taught: 20

South Carolina

John Gerring The Cliffs Golf Clubs Travelers Rest, SC 864-836-4653

Mel Sole Pawleys Plantation G. & C.C. Pawleys Island, SC 800-624-4653 843-237-4993 Summer Address Pawleys Plantation G. & C.C. Pawleys Island, SC 29585 800-624-4653 843-237-4993 Winter Address Pawleys Plantation G. & C.C. Pawleys Island, SC 29585 800-624-4653 E-mail: melsole@ritson-sole.com Web Site: www.ritson-sole.com Rate (per hour): $70 Years Taught: 35

Michael Schroder Wild Wing School of Golf Conway, SC 800-736-9464 Summer Address Wild Wing School of Golf Conway, SC 29526 800-736-9464 Rate (per hour): Contact for info

Don Trahan Verdae Greens G.C. Greenville, SC 864-676-1500 864-909-3969 (cell) Summer Address Verdae Greens G.C. Greenville, SC 29607 864-676-1500 864-909-3969 (cell) E-mail: surge1@mindspring.com Web Site: www.swingsurgeon.com Rate (per hour): $100 Years Taught: 25

Rick Barry Sea Pines Resort Hilton Head Island, SC 843-363-4565 Summer Address Sea Pines Resort Hilton Head Island, SC 29938 843-363-4565 Rate (per hour): Contact for info

Andy Hinson G.A. of Hilton Head Hilton Head Island, SC 843-785-4540 Summer Address G.A. of Hilton Head Hilton Head Island, SC 29938 843-785-4540 Rate (per hour): Contact for info

 

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