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||214.707.1325|| || || ||12578 Blue Ridge Drive|| ||Frisco||TX||75034||Current PGA TOUR students include Matt Kuchar, Scott Piercy, and Matt Weibring. |
Named one of Golf Digest’s Best Young Teachers 2010-2011.
Teaching assistant to Jim Hardy for PGA TOUR players Peter Jacobsen, Scott McCarron, Tom Pernice, Joe Ogilvie, and Chris Tidland. Trusted as an instructor both with Jim Hardy and when Jim is unavailable.
Mentored under Jim Hardy since 1998, ranked #7 2009 America’s 50 Greatest Teachers by Golf Digest. Named 2007 PGA of America Teacher of the Year and authored the #1 bestseller golf book The Plane Truth for Golfers.
Vice President and Co-Founder of The Plane Truth Golf Institute, a business dedicated to providing golf instruction to students worldwide through innovative teaching tools.
Co-founder of the Plane Truth 1 & 2 Plane Instructor Certification Program. Developed the course curriculum, workbooks, and exams for the instructor certification program.
Developed the Plane Truth Information Matrix, a web-accessed, video-driven, "drill-down" knowledge base for understanding all of the correct movements, faults, and fixes for both the 1 Plane and 2 Plane Swing Systems.
Co-founder and Lead Golf Instructor for the Plane Truth 1 & 2 Plane Golf Schools.
Hired as a teaching consultant for The Peter Jacobsen Titleist Experience at the Titleist Performance Institute in Oceanside, CA. Some corporate clients included Lexus, Toyota, Subaru, U.S. Bank, & Reno Hilton.
Competed in 4 PGA TOUR events.
1995 graduate & 2-time Golf Captain at the University of Notre Dame.
||405.209.3601||Director of Instruction||Oak Tree National|| || || ||Edmond||OK|| |
In many circles, E.J. needs no introduction. Named one of Golf Magazine’s “Top 100 Instructors” and playing professionally for 13 years, E.J. brings his students a seasoned understanding of golf competition and teaching. E.J.’s proven teaching techniques present students of all ages and abilities with an experience that can lead to a lifetime in golf, and life skills that can be used on and off the course.
Recognized as an “up and comer” in golf instruction, E.J. has been featured on the Golf Channel and has also appeared in several instructional videos. An instructor of some of the world’s most famous golfers including PGA and LPGA players, amateurs and children, it’s no wonder that E.J. has adopted the slogan “tour tested and amateur approved.”
Currently, E.J. serves as Director of Instruction at Oak Tree National in Edmond, Okla.
1984 American Junior Golf Association First Team All-American
1984 - 1988 Member of the Oklahoma State Golf Team
1987 Member of the Division 1 NCAA Championship Team
1988 NCAA Division I First Team All-American
1988 Big 8 Individual Champion
1988 Individual Champion of Division 1 NCAA Tournament
1988 New York State Open Champion
1988 - 1991 Asian Tour, Australian Tour, Canadian Tour
1992 Fully Exempt on PGA Tour
1993 - 1997 Nike Tour
1999 US Open participant at Pinehurst No. 2
1999 - 2001 Master Instructor at The Jim McLean Golf School at PGA West in LaQuinta, Calif.
2001 Co-host The Golf Channel’s Jr. Golf Academy Live with Jim McLean
2001 - 2002 East Aurora Country Club - Head Golf Professional/ Director of Instruction
2002 Master Instructor at Jim Mclean Golf School in LaQuinta, Calif.
2002 - 2005 Thunder Canyon Country Club - Head Golf Professional/Director of Instruction
2004 Voted Top 25 Elite Instructors by Sacramento Magazine
2004 Present Contributes articles to Fairways and Greens Magazine
2005 Found the E.J. Pfister School of Golf at D’Andrea Golf Club in Reno, Nev.
2005 Kevin Tway instructor and caddy for U.S. Junior Amateur Championship
2006 Voted Best In Reno for Golf Instruction
2008 PGA South Central Section Teacher of the Year
2009 Named Golf Magazine “Top 100 Instructors”
2010 PGA South Central Section Teacher of the Year
||480.451.8087||Director of Instruction||Westin Kierland Resort and Spa|| || || ||Scottsdale||AZ|| |
PGA Class A Professional
Level 3 Plane Truth Certified Instructor
Teaching golf is Mike LaBauve’s passion and has been for 30 years. He is currently the Director of Instruction at the Westin Kierland Resort and Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona. He has a clientele from all around the world that comes to take private and small group instruction. He also conducts seminars and golf schools with Jim Hardy and The Plane Truth team. He is one of only 5 Level 3 Instructors.
Mike got his start in golf instruction with his father-in law, Jack Lumpkin, a long time Golf Digest instructor and PGA National Teacher of the Year. Mike worked in a number of Golf Digest Schools and also worked 3 years with Hank Haney in the Pinehurst Golf Advantage Schools.
It was Hank who introduced Mike to Jim Hardy in 1982. While learning Jim Hardy’s teaching methods, Mike’s golf game made a drastic turnaround. He was blessed with a great short game, but his full swing faltered under pressure. Jim Hardy did some magic. Mike became Player of the Year in the Southwest Section of the PGA and played in a number of PGA Tour events. Mike recognizes the changes necessary to play championship golf and he is driven to help all students play to a top level.
Mike currently works with PGA Tour players Jeff Quinney and Bryce Molder, Nationwide winner, Rich Barcelo and Doug LaBelle, LPGA Tour player Grace Park and 3-time college Player of the Year Amanda Blumenhurst. He has multiple winners on the Gateway Tour and a number of College stars including Cheyenne Woods and a daughter, Lindy who plays for LSU. He has coached a PGA Rookie of the Year, a PGA Comeback Player and an LPGA Comeback Player.
In 1991, Mike went to work full time with the Golf Digest Schools. LaBauve has frequently been seen on the cover of the magazine and has written countless articles for Golf Digest and Golf Magazine. He has been in the Golf Digest Top 50 and the Golf Magazine Top 100 Instructors since inception. You can also see his popular internet tips on Golflink.com.
Married for 28 yrs to Sandy LaBauve, another Plane Truth Level Three Instructor, Mike has two daughters that enjoy the game. Mike continues to share his love for the game with students, fellow professionals and family alike.
||480-451-8087||Head Teaching Professional||Westin Kierland Resort and Spa|| || || ||Scottsdale||AZ|| |
PGA and LPGA Class A Professional
Level 3 Plane Truth Certified Instructor
Sandy LaBauve has been teaching golf for close to 27 years. She is currently the Head Teaching Professional at the Westin Kierland Resort and Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona. She teaches private lessons and corporate outings. She is one of only five Level 3 Plane Truth Certified Instructors and helped conduct Plane Truth Seminars with Jim Hardy and her husband Mike LaBauve.
Ms. LaBauve is the Founder and National Ambassador for LPGA-USGA Girls Golf, a program designed help girls learn the game and explore competition in a non-threatening environment. She was an instructor for Golf Digest Schools in 1998-2002. Presently, she is a Class A member of both the LPGA and The PGA and serves on the Titleist and Foot-Joy Advisory Board. Sandy has authored various magazine articles for Golf Digest, Golf Magazine and Golf for Women as well as written a book called Shave 10 Strokes in 12 Days.
Over the years Sandy has received numerous honors. She has been voted a top 100 hundred Instructor by Golf Magazine 1991-2009 and voted a top fifty Instructor by the LPGA. She is a former winner of the LPGA Western Section Teacher of the Year, the PGA Southwest Section Teacher of the Year, and the Linda Vollstedt Award for National Contributions to Women’s Golf. In 1994, Sandy was awarded the National Junior Golf Leader of the Year by the PGA and then received the Card Walker Award from the PGA Tour in 1995 for her contributions to junior golf. Most recently she was the 2008 recipient of the For the Love of the Game Award presented by Rolex and the LPGA.
Sandy comes from a long line of golf professionals including, father Jack Lumpkin, husband Mike LaBauve, brother Jay Lumpkin and brother in Law Eric Smith. Golf is in the family blood and so is the passion for teaching students of all ages. The National Golf Foundation honored her family with the Jack Nicklaus Golf Family of the Year award in 2000. She is a mother of two aspiring female golfers. Lindy, 20, plays golf for LSU, and Kristi, 17, plays for fun in Arizona.
||0044 1376 343465||Advanced PGA Professional||Blue Mountain Golf Club||01344 300220||Wood Lane|| ||Binfield, Berkshire||United Kingdom||RG42 4EX|
I believe that every golfer can improve their game and their real enjoyment of the greatest game ever invented. I really enjoys the challenge of helping you to be the best that you can be. It is this belief that has enabled me to be lucky enough to be a highly sought instructor from all over the UK for my philosophy of the game and instruction on the swing.
My passion is to help any golfer with the desire to improve. My students improve and have fun with the learning process.
The Braintree Staff
The teaching staff at The Academy at Braintree Golf Club is comprised of some of the finest golf instructors. These instructors train beginners, amateurs and professionals alike in the proven fundamentals that have made Duncan an Advanced PGA Professional. Duncan and the other Teaching Staff use sophisticated digital video analysis in their one-on-one teaching sessions. They will work with you on every aspect of the swing to improve power, accuracy and consistency. The short game of chipping, pitching, sand shots and putting is strongly emphasized to help everyone lower their scores. To develop a complete player, all the mental aspects and course management skills are emphasized with every golfer as well as the physical.
As a student progresses through their programme, Duncan instructs them on how to understand what their swing is doing by analysing the ball flight which is really the cornerstone to becoming your own best teacher. Each student learns how to practice, how to play the golf course, how to analyse your game to find the areas that need the most improvement, and most importantly how to think and act like a champion.
Duncan Woolger and the other Teaching Professionals are dedicated to introducing as many people as possible to the game of golf and helping them play their best. We look forward to seeing you at The Academy at Braintree Golf Club.
||01252 616655|| ||North Hants Golf Club||07733366744||Minley Road|| ||Fleet Hampshire||England|| |
My passion and desire for teaching this great game has exposed me to some of the most influencial instructors in golf but there is one man who I would class head and shoulders above everybody. Jim Hardy has the most incredible mind for the game and in time, the teaching world will owe him a huge debt of gratitude. Since discovering the Plane Truth and the unbelievable differences between one and two plane swings, I feel I can help golfers more effectively and deliver faster results to their games.
John Jacobs stated that, "The sole purpose of a golf swing is to produce a correct repetitive impact. The method employed is of little significance as long as it is repetitive." This along with Jim's words of wisdom enables me to improve any golfer's ball flight almost immediately. The golf ball doesn't lie and helping students understand their impact and ball flight tendencies makes the game even more pleasurable.
||309.825.2000|| ||Oak Brook Golf Club (Chicago)|| || || ||Golf Club of the Everglades (Naples, FL)||The Links at Ireland Grove (Bloomington, IL)|| |
||(843) 290-8714||Director of Golf Instruction||Berkeley Hall Golf Club||(843) 815-8494||366 Good Hope Road|| ||Bluffton||South Carolina||29909|
Krista Dunton was born in Atherton California, where she began learning the game at age of 9 at the Stanford University Golf Course. A graduate from the University of Michigan, she played the LPGA Futures Tour for several years before deciding to pursue teaching full time.
Krista began her teaching career as the Director of Instruction at Forsgate Country Club in New Jersey where she also coached the Princeton University Golf Team. She is a “Class A” member of the PGA and LPGA. During her ten years in New Jersey she was awarded the PGA Teacher of the Year for the New Jersey Section in 2001; and LPGA Northeast Section Teacher of the Year and the LPGA National Teacher of the Year in 2002. She was named one of the 12 most influential people in golf in New Jersey and was listed as a top instructor by Golf Magazine and Golf Digest. Since 1999, she has been on the Golf For Women Magazine Advisory Staff and recognized as one of their Top 50 Teachers. Krista is a Master Staff Member of Callaway Golf.
In 2006, she was named the PGA Carolinas Section “Teacher of the Year”. She has been listed by Golf Digest as a top teacher in South Carolina 2005, 2006 and 2007.
Krista knows what to fix in your swing, and what to leave alone. A Plane Truth Certified Instructor and long-time student of Jim Hardy, she has the expertise to understand and solve any swing and help any player take their game to the next level.
||713.202.0171|| ||Lakeside Country Club; Blackhorse Golf Club|| || || ||Houston||Texas|| |
Mentored under Jim Hardy since 1995. Jim is currently ranked #7 in the Golf Digest Top 50 instructors. Jim also won the 2007 PGA National Teacher of the Year.
Teaching assistant to Jim Hardy for PGA Tour player Peter Jacobsen.
One of six current Level 3 Instructors.
Celebrity clients include:
- Joe Buck-FOX SPORTS lead play by play man for baseball and football.
- Troy Aikman- 3 time Super Bowl Champion and 1 time Super Bowl MVP; Pro Football Hall of Fame 2006
- Daryl 'Moose' Johnston- 3 time Super Bowl Champion
Played competitively for 12 years on various mini tours, the South African Tour, and competed in multiple Nationwide(Nike) Tour events. Competed in one PGA Tour event.
1993 Graduate of Texas A&M University with a BBA in Marketing. A 2 year letterman and 1991 Team Captain, also a recognized scholar athlete in 1987.
|| ||Director of Golf - Tadd Golf School||L’Empereur Golf Club|| || || ||Waterloo||Belgium|| ||Current director of the Tadd Golf School at L’Empereur Golf Club near Waterloo, Giulio manages one of the largest junior groups in Belgium. |
Through his skills of observation, analysis and interpretation, Giulio possesses the ability to enable the student to be an actor of his own learning, and not a consumer. He does this through the research and appropriation of sensations which leads the student to the comprehension of the required motion, thus the ability to produce it and then reproduce it.
Former director of the PGA of Belgium Junior Golf Department, and tutor for Junior Golf, he was named PGA Club professional of the year 2003. He founded in 2004 the Junior Golf Foundation Belgium, a nonprofit association with the purpose to bring golf to schools and schools to golf and set up “SNAG Golf Academy” to train physical educators to teach golf in schools.
Giulio is also a certified golf club fitter and before turning golf professional he graduated as a physical educator in France.
From 1985 to 1988, he was Golf Product Manager with worldwide responsibilities for the Adidas golf division. He owns the patent for the first Bernard Langer golf shoe and through his work he got to know the top players of the game in most of the major golfing countries.
Looking for the truth in life and in a golf swing is Giulio’s passion. To find the Plane Truth in a golf swing, he went to Houston and learned how to teach it from one of the greatest teachers in the world, Jim Hardy. He considers his learning experience with Jim one of the most valuable in his life.
One of Giulio’s goals is to bring the “Plane Truth Certification” program to Belgium and have it accessible to all golf professionals.
||484.431.8523||Director of Player Development||Springfield Golf and CC|| ||8301 Old Keene Mill Road|| ||Springfield||VA||22152|
After caddying on the LPGA tour for 10 years, I have spent the last 15 concentrating on teaching all skill levels of players. Here is what I think is important:
1) People learn in different ways- visual, kinesthetic and verbal. The key is to tap into someone's learning style to help him or her learn faster.
2) I always work with where the student is and balance both sides of the golf swing- there is not one mold to put you in.
3) If I have to, I'll find new and creative ways to get the student to understand and feel the modifications.
4) I never stop learning to bring you the best and simplest ways to take you where you want to go with your golf game.
- Graduate, University of Florida B.S. in Business Administration
- Member of the Lady Gator Golf Team
- Played mini tours for 3 years after college
- Caddied on the LPGA Tour for 10 years, 3 wins with Sherri Turner
- Class A Member of the LPGA Teaching and Club Professional Division
- First Certified Plane Truth Instructor in the Northeast
||843.384.7264||Director of Instruction||The Plane Truth Performance Center @ The Wigwam Resort|| || || ||Litchfield Park||AZ|| |
Shane LeBaron is among the best young minds in golf instruction. Shane has worked with or studied under many of the countries elite teachers. Shane is a Level 2 Jim Hardy "Plane Truth" Certified Instructor, Top 50 US Kids Instructor, and 2010 South Region College Golf Coach of The Year. Shane has also been nominated for the 2012 Golf Digest Best Teachers List and is a member of the Adams Golf Elite Teachers Division. Shane currently has students plying on the Champions Tour, Web.com Tour and Canadian Tour.
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||817.379.4555||Head Golf Professional||Plane Truth Performance Center|| || || ||Phoenix||AZ|| |
My journey as a Plane Truth Certified Instructor began as a struggling golf pro in desperate need of help for his own game - desperate enough to begin searching the internet for some magic pill to cure a golf swing that I felt had gone completely awry. It was in one of these frantic moments online that I found excerpts of Jim Hardy's original article published in Golf Digest outlining the differing fundamentals of One and Two Plane swings.
As a golf instructor, I had long since realized that no two golf swings looked alike. Johnny Miller looked nothing like Ben Hogan, Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklas couldn't be more dissimilar , and Lee Trevino and Raymond Floyd just seemed to do whatever worked for them; conventional wisdom be darned. Although I had this information available, saw it with my own eyes, I did not understand what these players were doing to make these different swings work. And so I taught, as most golf instructors unfortunately still do, the swing that worked for me. It was a swing comprised of the predominate instruction available at the time; take the club straight back, cock the wrists, lift the arms, drop the club into the slot on the way down, release the club at the bottom, and finish high - to put it succinctly.
It wasn't until after I read Jim's article on the internet that the light bulb came on, that I finally understood why half of my students came back excited about their progress and the other half thought they must still be doing something wrong. I was the quintessential golf instructor - able to help about half of my students. After slapping my forehead and uttering Homer Simpson's famous catch phrase ("DOH!"), I realized that I needed to learn everything I could about the myriad ways to swing a golf club.
I began with Jim's books, progressed to his seminar, and excitedly signed up for the first Level 1 certification program. Along the way my ability as an instructor improved exponentially. I was always capable of seeing the player who raised up, who threw the club from the top, who fell back onto their back foot or many other mistakes golfers make, but now, for the first time, I understand why they make these mistakes and the best way to fix them. I am happy to say that the number of students reporting back to me excited about their progress has nearly doubled since beginning my tutelage under Jim.
To this day, I continue to learn new drills, new teaching techniques, new faults and fixes and my passion for teaching the game continues to grow. I am thrilled to be a part of Jim's growing certification program and as a Level Two Certified Instructor feel confident in my ability to help golfers of any experience level hit the ball better!
I am currently the Head Golf Professional at The Cliffs Resort on Possum Kingdom Lake about an hour and 1/2 drive from the DFW Metro-Plex. I offer a variety of one and two day lesson packages taking advantage of the hotel accommodations on site.
||517-575-7533|| ||Forest Akers Golf Course @ Michigan State University|| || || ||Okemos||MI|| |
||908-884-4219|| || || || || ||(Summer) Baltusrol Golf Club Springfield,NJ||(Winter) Lost Tree Club North Palm Beach, FL|| |
Cindy hails from New Jersey where she started playing golf at age 7. She
began her competitive golf at the age of 12 and had a very successful state
amateur career that included three state women’s amateur championships.
Cindy played collegiate golf at Furman University and captained the 1976
AIAW Championship Team including Beth Daniel, Betsy King, and Sherri
Turner. She qualified for the LPGA Tour in 1979 finishing fourth in the
qualifying school. Cindy played the Tour through 1988 and in 1989 began
to establish her teaching credentials by accepting a position as teaching
professional at Baltusrol Golf Club in New Jersey. Cindy splits her time
between Baltusrol in the summer and Lost Tree Club in North Palm Beach,
Florida in the winter. In the January 2000 Met Golfer Magazine, Cindy
was recognized as one of the best female teaching professionals in the
Metropolitan New York/New Jersey area. Cindy is a Plane Truth Level 2
instructor who has taught two LPGA Hall of Fame players. Her playing
experience brings to her teaching a special understanding of what it takes
to play good golf. The Plane Truth has allowed Cindy to help golfers with
all types of swings much quicker than before her affiliation with Jim Hardy.
Allowing for the student’s individuality and understanding more clearly
that one or two fixes is all it takes has made improvement much easier and
quicker to accomplish in helping her clients.
|| || ||Blackhorse Golf Club|| || || ||Houston||Texas|| |
|| ||Director of Instruction||Hearthstone Country Club|| || || ||Houston||Texas|| |
Although we share the same name (Jim Hardy) we are not related. It has been a wonderful coincedence that we have the same name, live in the same city, and teach golf. Jim and I have become friends since I first convinced him to look at my game. I am currently the Director of Instruction at Hearthstone Country Club in Northwest Houston.
||00447786980074||Taylor Made Performance Lab Manger||The Wentworth Club||00441344 846475||Wentworth Drive || ||Virginia Water||England||GU25 4LS|
Tom found the game of golf at the age of 15 through his golf mad father; this is after playing many other sports including American Football, soccer and Basketball.
From the start Tom had some great help with his game with the world famous golf coach Peter Cowen and by the age of 18 he had represented England Schools in the home internationals.
After leaving school there was only one industry Tom wanted to work in, and found his love for golf tuition while working at The Gleneagles Hotel Golf Academy, in Scotland. 5 years of training at Gleneagles gave Tom a solid start to his coaching career but he always know something was missing in his coaching.
Tom moved onto Queenwood Golf Club in London and it was here where he had the chance to play regularly and watch practice world golfing stars Darren Clarke, Thomas Bjorn, David Howell, Paul Mcginley, Adam Scott and Erine Els. He also discovered Jim Hardy and the Plane Truth and has never looked back.
In 2009 Tom became the Head Professional at Rockliffe Hall, a new 50 million pound Hotel, Golf and Spa complex in the north east of England, which not only has a 7,900 yard championship golf course, but also a state of the art Golf Academy.
With Tom now been a proud member of the Plane Truth Family he is looking forward to passing on Jim’s world leading knowledge and help his golfers enjoy the game of golf as much as he has since discovering the Plane Truth.
||(757) 291-6699||Director of Instruction||Traditional Golf Academy||(757) 206-3809||8104 Club Drive || ||Williamsburg||VA||23188|
MARK HOUSTON is a Level 1 Certified Plane Truth Instructor. Mark has been teaching golf for over 15 years. During this time, Mark has taken lessons and worked with some of the best teachers in the world in search of information to improve his own game and to help other's with their's.
Mark attended his first seminar with Jim Hardy five years ago and, through Jim's teaching, the search for the answers was over. Since then, Mark has attended six more seminars and taught side by side with Jim Hardy in four golf schools. The information Mark has attained from Jim has unlocked the confusion in teaching golf.
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||770-993-4401|| ||Cherokee Town and Country Club||770-993-4401|| || ||Atlanta||Georgia|| |
Kevin has been teaching and playing professional golf since 1990. He has competed with the highest ranked golfers in the world as a participant in the 1993 U.S. Open, the 2009 PGA Championship, and five other PGA events. He takes pride in being able to offer his students an "inside the ropes" look at what it takes to become a better player.
Kevin's total game approach to learning golf helps each student reach their potential in every aspect of the game. He has extensive training certification through the Titleist Performance Institute. He is a Level 3 TPI Golf Professional, a Level 2 TPI Fitness Professional, and a Level 2 TPI Junior Instructor.
In using the Titleist TPI physical screen, Kevin can identify physical restrictions that are hindering your advancement and work around them if need be. He can also devise a workout plan in conjunction with Titleist to help you achieve certain moves that are necessary for the one or two plane swings.
||203-812-9365||Director of Instruction||Race Brook Country Club||203-397-9806||246 Derby Ave. || ||Orange||CT||06447|
PGA and LPGA Class A Professional
Jennifer grew up in a Philadelphia golf family playing at Torresdale-Frankford Country Club. She was medalist and runner-up in the 1984 Philadelphia Women’s Amateur Championship. She attended to Marshall University on a golf scholarship and winning the 1985 Mexican Amateur was the highlight of her amateur career.
After a respectable amateur career she decided to move from Philadelphia to pursue her golf dreams. She worked with several top golf specialists including Mike LaBauve (a Level 3 Plane Truth Certified Instructor) and Carol Mann (also a Plane Truth Certified Instructor), winner of 38 tournaments and a LPGA Hall of Fame member. Jennifer has been a long-time student and friend of Jim Hardy since 1987.
Jennifer turned professional in 1985 and played on mini-tours in the US and played tours in Japan, Asia and Europe. In 1992 she competed on the LPGA tour as an exempt player.
In 1993 Jennifer began teaching for world-renowned instructor Hank Haney in Dallas. While working for Haney she was instrumental in the expansion of the junior golf program, directed the LPGA Girls Golf Club of Dallas and conducted corporate golf clinics for women. She worked for Haney for 13 years as an instructor, junior golf coordinator and eventually head golf professional.
In 2005 she and her husband Paul moved back to the Philadelphia area. She taught at Cedarbrook Country Club in 2005 and Meadowlands Country Club from 2006 to 2008. She and Paul are now the golf professionals at Race Brook Country Club in Orange, Connecticut.
Established in 1912, Race Book CC is an elegant New England private member-owned country club. It includes an 18 hole championship course and a 9 hole course, 1,200 square foot golf shop, club fitting and repair room, driving range and practice greens.
||203-812-9385||Head Golf Professional||Race Brook Country Club||203-397-9806||246 Derby Ave. || ||Orange||CT||06447|
PGA Class A Professional
Paul was born and raised in Melbourne, Australia. In 1983 and 1984 Paul caddied for former British Open Champion Bob Charles in two Australian Tour events. The experience and exposure to the world of professional golf would leave an indelible impression on him. In 1983 he joined Yarra Yarra Golf Club, one of the top Australian golf clubs located in Melbourne’s famous sandbelt area. Along with fellow teammates Robert Allenby and David Diaz, Paul helped form a seven-man team that would rival any amateur team in the State of Victoria.
Paul played the Australian Tour for nine years. Over the nine years he also competed in tournaments worldwide including South East Asia, Europe and United States. He has won 23 tournaments as a professional and has held a number of course records with his lowest competitive round being 62.
In 1992 Paul came over to the United States to take instruction from Hank Haney. Hank Haney is ranked in the top 5 teachers worldwide and currently teaches Tiger Woods. In 1995 Paul started teaching for Hank; and from 1999 to 2004 he was a lead instructor and head golf professional for Hank Haney Golf, Inc. Paul is a long-time student and friend of Jim Hardy since 1995. Paul credits Hank Haney and Jim Hardy as having the biggest influence on his playing and teaching.
In 2005 Paul was the head golf professional at The Philadelphia Cricket Club Militia Hill and there he conducted regular teaching seminars for the golf professionals. From 2006 to 2008 he was the head golf professional at Meadowlands Country Club in Blue Bell, PA; and he is now the head golf professional at Race Brook Country Club in Orange, CT. Paul was Northeast Region Ping Fitter of the Year in 2008 and uses Trackman Radar for clubfitting and JC Video for teaching.
Established in 1912, Race Book CC is an elegant New England private member-owned country club. It includes an 18 hole championship course and a 9 hole course, 1,200 square foot golf shop, club fitting and repair room, driving range and practice greens.
||256-616-5926|| ||Sunset Landing|| || || ||Huntsville||AL|| |
Stephen Puryear is a Level 2 certified Plane Truth instructor. He is also one of the few professionals certified in multiple areas (Instruction and Golf Operations) by the PGA of America. Stephen attended Mississippi State University and majored in Professional Golf Management. He has been a PGA member for over 15 years and has taught golf for over 20 years. While Stephen’s passion is working with juniors, he has worked with golfers of all skill levels during his career. This includes top amateur, college, professional and junior golfers competing in local, state, and national events.
Each student is exposed to The Plane Truth information through Stephen’s Play P.U.R.E. learning system. Principles, Understanding, and Repetition, allow players to achieve their own personal level of Excellence. He uses computer enhanced video and K-Vest to provide full swing feedback and the TOMI putting system to for putting.
Golf lessons and clinics are available at Sunset Landing in Huntsville, AL or Willowbrook Golf Club in Manchester, TN.
||410-336-4979||PGA Director of Instruction||Caves Valley Golf Club|| ||2910 Blendon Road|| ||Owings Mills||MD||21117|
Bernie Najar is the PGA Director of Instruction at Caves Valley Golf Club in Baltimore, Maryland. Since Bernie’s start in the golf business in 1994, his goal has been to promote the game of golf through his instruction services. Throughout his career, Bernie has spent a great deal time learning to improve his game and refine his teaching philosophy by spending time with game’s top instructors. Some of the teachers Bernie has spent time with and observed teach include David Leadbetter, Jim McLean, Mac O’Grady, Wayne DeFrancesco, Mike Bender, Bob Toski, Jim Flick, Mike Malaska, Jim Hardy, Mike Labauve, Rick Sellers, Mike Bennett, Andy Plummer, and Chris O’Connell.
Another influence on Bernie’s teaching philosophy has been studying his database of tour swings of the top PGA, LPGA, and CHAMPIONS TOUR players. Bernie’s database consists of film that Bernie has personally taken at numerous tour events and footage of the game’s all time greats that he has compiled over the years.
Along with this, Bernie spends a great deal of time learning how the body works in the swing by spending time with some of the top fitness and treatment professionals in the golf industry. From these experiences, Bernie has a number of ways to screen his students for motion patterns that influence how they can move their body during the swing.
Since 1994, Bernie has taught over 30,000 lessons to a wide range of golfers. From beginners, to aspiring tour professionals Bernie feels very fortunate to have worked with so many wonderful people over the years. Through these many experiences, Bernie has developed a passion to help golfers of all abilities. Bernie was named the 2004 Middle Atlantic PGA Teacher of the Year, and has been recognized by Golf Digest and Golf Magazine as a top instructor in Maryland and the Mid-Atlantic Region.
Bernie offers a great number of programs to help you with your game. For more information, or to schedule a lesson please visit Bernie’s website at www.parsavers.com. When you visit his site, be sure to check out his newsletter on the home page that features his “2009 Student’s Accomplishments” and the “Learning Technology” he uses during lessons. Lastly, be sure to register on his site to view his “Video Vault” that has tips and drills to help you with your game.
||224-343-6801||Owner of Sandusky Golf||Deerfield Golf Club|| || || ||Deerfield||IL|| |
As a Class ‘A’ PGA Teaching Professional since 2005, Jake has devoted his career to teaching golf to all ages and levels of players. His career began at Chicago Golf Club in Wheaton working as the 1st Assistant and Teaching Professional for two years. In 2007, he took a position with Todd Sones Impact Golf at White Deer Run in Vernon Hills where his time was spent training and teaching full time with the Impact Golf Staff.
The winter months Jake dedicates to traveling, observing and studying the styles of many nationally prominent instructors. Among those he has observed include Dr. Jim Suttie, Dr. Gary Wiren, Craig Shankland, Bob Toski, Tom Patri, Jim Hardy, Chris O’Connell, Martin Hall, Mike LaBauve, Sandy LaBauve, E.J. Pfister, Rick Martino, Laird Small, Peter Krause, and Mike Adams.
In January 2010, Jake started a teaching business and founded Sandusky Golf. He and his team are very excited about the future of this new business and its potential to reach many students. Jake is constantly searching for knowledge and better, faster ways to help his students. It is his belief that it should not be a long, painstaking process to hit more consistent golf shots. Jake understands that each individual has his or her tendencies and he realizes flexibility in teaching is critical to produce great results with everyone.
||(415) 810-9764|| ||Presidio Golf Course and Stanford University Golf Course|| || || ||San Francisco||California|| |
Josh Zander is a Class A PGA Teaching Professional at Stanford University Golf Course and Presidio Golf Course. He is a member of the Golf Digest Magazine Pro Panel and contributes articles on a regular basis. In 2007, Josh was voted one of the top 20 teachers under the age of 40 in America, voted one of the best teachers in the State of California, and top ranked instructor in the San Francisco Bay Area by Golf Digest. Josh is currently a Titleist Leadership Advisory Staff Member.
In 2002 and 2003, Golf Digest recognized Josh as one of the top instructors in California. Josh graduated from Stanford University in 1990 and played on the Varsity Golf Team where he was an Academic All-American. Before turning his attention to teaching in 1994, Josh was a touring professional on the Asian, South American and Golden State Tours. In 1992 Josh qualified and played in the United States Open Championship at Pebble Beach.
- Class A PGA Professional
- Teaching Professional at Stanford University Golf Course and Presidio Golf Course
- Awarded the Northern California PGA Teacher of the Year for 2003
- Nominated by the Northern California PGA for the National PGA Teacher of the Year for 2004 and 2005
- Voted as one of the top instructors in California by Golf Digest Magazine from 2002 - 2009
- Voted as one of the top instructors in the West by Golf Magazine
- Golf Digest Pro Panel Member
- Contributing writer for Golf Digest Magazine
- Swing Coach to the Stanford Women’s golf team
- Stanford University graduate 1990
- Stanford University Golf Team Member
- Academic All-American at Stanford
- Former Director of Instruction for the Golf Digest Learning Center
- United States Open Participant in 1992
- Touring professional on the Asian, South American, and Golden State tour
My philosophy is to participate in the vision the student has for himself as a golfer. Throughout the learning process, I never lose sight of the fact that golf is a game and the reason we all play it is to have fun. Whether it is a junior golfer looking to play college golf, a college golfer looking to play on the PGA or LPGA tour, a weekend golfer trying to lower his handicap, a struggling golfer looking not to embarrass himself in front of his friends or clients, or a beginner golfer looking to get the ball in the air, my goal is to help the student improve and have fun in the process. A student once told me that he looked at his lessons with me as a treat. That comment put a smile on my face. Throughout the learning process, I plan on putting a smile on my student's face as well.
Before the learning process starts, I want to know what the student is looking to accomplish in the short and long term. Once I learn this, I am on a mission to help him achieve that goal. Initially, I actually become the student because I need to learn what he wants, what concepts or misconceptions he may have about the golf swing, and how he learns. Once I learn this, I help him find his way to better golf in a simple, logical and enjoyable manner. I ask my students for feedback all the time in order to improve my instruction skills. A successful teacher is actually a great listener and learner. My students teach me how to teach them.
||316-304-7958||Director Of Instruction||Willow Creek Golf Club|| ||24525 Northcrest|| ||Spring||TX||77389|
Doug grew up in Wichita Kansas. Upon High School graduation he continued playing golf at Butler County Community College. While at Butler competed in two NJCAA National Championships. After Butler continued collegiate golf at Emoria State University. While at Emporia competed in Two NAIA National Championships. After college graduation turned Professional and began pursuing playing golf.
From 1993 thru 2000 he played various mini-tours accross the country. Some on the Dakotas Tour, Prairie Golf Tour, Ninfa Texas Tour and various State opens and a Nationwide Tour event. At the same time teaching at Willowbend Golf Club in Wichita Kansas.
In 2001 he moved to Spring Texas as an assistant Golf Professional. Now as the Director Of Instruction at Willow Creek Golf Club Doug is excited about the opportunity to help people understand their golf swings and become better golfers.
||316-210-6866||Director of Golf Instruction||Wichita Country Club|| || || ||Wichita||KS|| |
2009 & 2011 South Central Section PGA Teacher of the Year
PGA Director of Golf Instruction, Wichita Country Club, Wichita Kansas 2007-Present
PGA Assistant Golf Professional, Wichita Country Club, Wichita Country Club 2003-2007
Instructor, Hank Haney Golf Ranch, McKinney Texas 2001-2003
Bachelors Degree in Kinesiology, Kansas State University 2001
Former member of the Kansas State University men’s golf team
Level 2 TPI Certification, Titleist Performance Institute
||+49 172 301 3919|| ||Golfclub Oberschwaben Bad Waldsee e.V.|| ||Hopfenweiler 2d|| ||88339 Bad Waldsee||Germany|| |
Mein erster Kontakt zum Golfspiel erfolgte ziemlich spät, im Alter von knapp 18 Jahren. Nach meiner ersten Golflektion wusste ich, dass genau das meine Zukunft sein würde.
Glücklicherweise war mein Schwung-Lehrer einer der „Top-1 Plane“ Coaches in England. Er verhalf mit zur Club-Meisterschaft und zu einem fundierten Niveau, um Profi zu werden. Nach erfolgreicher PGA-Ausbildung ging ich 1998 nach Deutschland, wo ich mich sehr wohl fühle.
Mein Wunsch und Wille war es schon immer, niemals aufzuhören zu lernen und mich weiterzubilden. Es gelang mir über die Jahre, Fortbildung durch namhafte Golf-Lehrer und Dozenten zu erhalten und umsetzen zu können.
Im Jahre 2009 erfuhr ich durch einen meiner Schüler von Jim Hardy’s Philosophie über Plane Truth Golf.
Nach dem Studium der DVD Serien und seiner Bücher war ich begeistert von der professionellen Art und Weise der Präsentation und Lehrmethode. Jim Hardy’s Verständnis und seine Wissenschaft über den Golfschwung zeigte mir den Besten aller Golf-Lehrer.
Seine Philosophie, den enormen Unterschied zwischen 1-Plane und 2-Plane Golfschwung klarzulegen, gab den Ausschlag, mich intensiver mit diesem Konzept zu beschäftigen.
Ich meldete mich sofort zum ersten europäischen „Level 1 Seminar“ an. Ich bin stolz und dankbar, dass ich Teil dieser Organisation sein darf.
Es macht mich glücklich, dass ich der erste „Plane Truth Certified Instructor“ in Deutschland bin.
Sind Sie ein/e 1-Plane oder ein/e 2-Plane Spieler/in?
Für Lektionen zur Plane Truth Golf kontaktieren Sie mich bitte.
Ich freue mich Sie näher kennenzulernen um Ihr Golfspiel zu verfeinern.
Wie der große John Jacobs sagte: „Der einzige Zweck des Golfschwunges ist die Wiederholbarkeit des Treffmomentes. Die Methode, um das zu erreichen, ist vollkommen egal, solange es wiederholt werden kann.“
||+0044 1962 733998||AA PGA Professional - Hampshire Youth Coach||Alresford Golf Club|| || || ||Hampshire||United Kingdom|| |
Simon came to golf at the age of 14 through his grandfather, playing golf in Welwyn Garden City. He moved to the New Forest where he joined his first club and started playing seriously. At the age of 18 Simon had reduced his handicap to 3 where he found his first job in golf.
Having enjoyed 5 years of playing at a Professional level, Simon turned his attention to helping others enjoy their golf. With the help of many well respected coaches including John Jacobs, John Stirling and David Miller, Simon found a real passion for teaching and became a Hampshire County Coach by the age of 25.
In 2009 Simon joined Alresford Golf Club. Alresford has enjoyed 120 years of golf and has seen new developments in recent years with the introduction of new practice facilities including, lesson tee, large short game area, putting green, Pitching area and academy course. Alresford now has undoubtedly the finest practice facilities in Hampshire.
In 2010 Simon became certified as a Level 1 Plane Truth Instructor.
||(281) 859-8188||Head Golf Professional||Bear Creek Golf Club|| ||16001 Clay Rd|| ||Houston||Texas||77084|
Tom O’Brien Jr. is a Golf Professional at Bear Creek Golf Club and has been teaching golf professionally since 1999. He has been a recognized teacher by the PGA tour since 2002 and a member of the PGA of America since 2003. Tom has instructed former Nationwide Tour Player Victor Schwamkrug from 2001 to 2004 and has written articles for Texas Golfer Magazine and Golf Houston Magazine.
Tom’s basis began under Golf Magazine Top 100 instructor Jim Murphy of Sugar Land ( Jim grew up at the club Jim Hardy was the head golf professional at in Highland Park, Illinois). In 2004 Jim Murphy introduced Tom to Jim Hardy; since that time Jim has helped Tom with his game and taught him many of the truths about teaching the game. Tom has taken several personal lessons with Jim and has taken two of the certification clinics Jim has offered in the last few years to PGA Professionals prior to the recent certification programs. Tom has also been privileged to watch Jim teach at the south Texas tour stops since 2006. In 2005, Jim Hardy introduced Tom to Stan Utley and since that time Tom has become well versed in short game fundamentals Stan teaches through a couple of personal lessons from Stan and from going over Stan’s books and videos. Recently Tom has become a certified instructor with AimPoint Golf which is the Emmy award winning company that does all the green reading illustrations for CBS golf and the Golf Channel.
Tom’s goal as a teacher was to seek out the best instructors at all facets of the game (to improve personally and as a teacher!) in order to be as complete a teacher as possible; to really help someone improve their whole game so they can lower their scores and handicaps. Low scores are everyone’s ultimate goal and a teacher can’t be one sided if he or she is going to do that for a multitude of players at all different levels.
Tom has been a Houston resident for 33 years and has had the privilege of working at Brae-Burn C.C., Bentwater Country Club, The Training Station, Redstone Golf Club, Sugar Creek C.C. and Comanche Trace Golf Club. Tom is the proud father of five little girls (Emily, Caroline, Abigail, Elizabeth, and Sarah) and has been married to his wife Catherine since November of 2000.
||02392462266||Head Professional||Tournerbury Golf Centre || ||Tournerbury Lane|| ||Hayling Island||England|| |
Kevin began playing golf at the age of fifteen and was awarded his first handicap of 10 at sixteen years old. He reduced this to 2 in six months and began working as a Trainee Golf Professional at Portsmouth Golf Club. He then moved to The Roehampton Club in 1994 and worked under Alan Scott, an England International and Head Professional. In 1996 he moved to Furzeley Golf Course and became heavily involved in coaching. It wasn’t until he moved to Alresford Golf Club and was guided by Malcolm Scott, Chairman to the Hampshire PGA, that he realised his full potential and began writing newspaper articles and concentrating more on coaching other golfers. Kevin played on the Hampshire and South region circuit for ten years. He now concentrates on helping others reach their full potential as players.
Kevin has been selected by the PGA of Europe as a golf development consultant and is a PGA Advanced Professional. He has recently become a Level Two certified golf coach. He teaches the Hampshire county players and is the Head Professional at Tournerbury Golf Centre on the south coast of England.
||843.290.0502||Head Instructor||Oxmoor Country Club|| || || ||Louisville||Kentucky|| ||Cory was a three time All-American at Bellarmine Univeristy in Louisville, KY. From 2005-2008 he taught at Belfair Golf Club in Bluffton, SC and worked with Jim Hardy, Chris O'Connell, Krista Dunton, Mike Shannon, Tim Cooke, Shane LeBaron and Dr. Morris Pickens. From there he played professionally for two and a half years on the Nationwide and E-Golf Tours. |
Now that he is back in Louisville, KY he is the Head Instructor at Oxmoor Country Club. He is the first and only Plane Truth Certified Instructor in the state of Kentucky. Cory is also a Level 1 TPI Certified Instructor and is spearheading the first TPI Junior program in the Tri-State area. He is currently the head men's golf coach at Ballard High School and teaches multiple amateur, collegiate and professional golfers.
For more information, you can also visit Cory's website at http://www.corykaufmangolf.com
||334.759.0013||PGA Professional - Director of Instruction||Saugahatchee Country Club|| || || ||Opelika||AL||36804||About John:|
Level 2 Plane Truth Certified Instructor
Class A PGA member
Awarded Dixie Section, PGA Teacher of the Year 2007
Awarded Dixie Section, PGA Junior Golf Leader, Alabama Chapter
Awarded U. S. Kids Golf Top 50 Kid Teachers 2007
U. S. Kids Golf Top 50 Kid Teachers Honorable Mention 2008, 2009
Member of the PGA President’s Council on Growing the Game
Director of Instruction for Ken Venturi Golf Academy 1998 – 2006
Director of Instruction Saugahatchee Country Club 2006 - Present
|| ||Head Golf Professional||Royal Amicale Anderlecht Golf Club|| || || ||Brussels||Belgium|| ||Lara was born in South Africa and grew up in Congo (formerly Zaïre) until age 15. Lara comes from a golfing family. Her Italian father is a golf professional and Belgian Mother is also an excellent player. Her older brother is also a golf professional. |
Lara is the best professional golfer from Belgium since 1993. She currently plays on the Ladies European Tour (began in 1994) and played the LPGA Tour in 2005 (under the tutelage of Dick Harmon).
She attended the UK PGA Educational Program at the Belfry (2000) while playing full time on Tour. She was also a Board Member on the Ladies European Tour from 2008-2009.
After enduring a significant injury, she did not play competitively in 2010 and became the Head Pro at the Royal Anderlecht Golf Club.
In December of 2010, Lara returned to the Ladies European Tour Q-School and earned playing privileges for 2011. She credits the Plane Truth and her work with Jim Hardy in helping her return to playing form.
||330.759.1133||PGA Golf Professional||Youngstown Country Club|| || || ||Youngstown||OH|| |
- Level 1 Certified Plane Truth Instructor.
- 2008 Northern Ohio PGA Section Teacher of the Year.
- Ranked #4 by Golf Digest has one of the best teachers in Ohio- Aug. 2009 issue.
- I provide golf instruction to all levels of players.
- Becoming a Plane Truth Instructor and learning from Jim Hardy was one the best decisions I have made as an instructor and as as player.
||01420 543151||PGA AA Professional||Hampshire Academy Coach|| || || || ||United Kingdom|| |
Adam has been involved in golf from the age of 13. By 15 he was representing Hampshire and went on to do so until he turned pro at the age of 21. His first Professional position was at a small club in Southampton where he served under ex European tour player and coach to European tour players, Martin Butcher. At 24 Adam secured his first Head Professionals position at Worldham Golf Club, Alton, Hampshire.
With a relentless attitude to learn Adam is always furthering his knowledge of golf performance. His passion for golf is within coaching teaching a range of abilities from beginners to scratch players. His knowledge extends beyond that of the technical swing model and deeper into physical side of golf performance.
· AA PGA Professional
· Hampshire County Academy coach at age of 25 to present
· PGA Certified in Golf Psychology
· TPI Level 1
· TPI Level 2 Junior Performance
· Plane Truth Level 1
· PGA Coach at The British Open Championships
Adam gained his level 1 Plane Truth in 2011 and will be continuing with the plane truth into level 2 as soon as possible.
High speed video analysis is standard. Adam also has access to K-Vest, Sam Putt Lab and Motion Force Plate upon request.
||+354 8407828||Head Junior and Elite Ladies Squad Coach||Golfklubbur Reykjavikur|| || || || ||Iceland|| ||I was introduced to golf by my grandmother at the age of 7 and after that there was no turning back..! Having played local junior competitive golf I moved to USA, San Diego where I attended college and played golf for my college for 2 years. One thing lead to another and before I knew I had graduated as a filmmaker and spent the next 23 years traveling the world working as a cameraman, director and producer. Golf was always my biggest passion and after the birth of my second son (now they are 3..!) I decided to go back to school and finally get my PGA teacher certificate. During my studies I was so fortunate to find Mr. Hardy´s Plane Truth and it was such an eye opener that I booked the first Level 1 program I could find and it has completely changed my view of teaching and coaching. I´m currently the head junior and elite ladies squad coach at Golfklubbur Reykjavikur, Iceland´s largest golf club, a 54 hole complex with a state of the art practice facility, with over 2.500 active members. Im hoping to expand on my Plane Truth experience and ad the Level 2 certificate as soon as possible.||
|| || ||West Hill Golf Club||07932 761714|| || ||Woking||Surrey||GU24 0BH||Clifford is a passionate playing and teaching Professional with some notable victories based at West Hill Golf Club, Surrey. |After my exposure to Jim Hardy and The Plane Truth my coaching results have been amazing. I can improve the golfer that does not like technical information using the many Holistic Plane Truth drills and I can talk all day about 1 Plane and 2 Plane golf swings to the golfer that strives for the correct information relevent to their game. Combine a coaching session with a round at our Top 100 Golf Course in the British Isles. www.westhillgc.co.uk
When I am not playing or coaching my favourite hobbies are Football and Fly Fishing.
AA Qualified PGA Professional, currently 12 years a Professional.
||354 8934022||Head Professional||Nesklubburinn||354 5613022|| || || ||Iceland|| |
Head Professional of Nesklubburinn in Iceland, the 5th largest golf club in the country with 650 members.
After growing up at the golf course and acting as assistant professional from 2006-2009 promotion to head professional happened in january 2010. The job consists of coaching three junior club teams along with the club elite team. Additionally giving private lessons to club members.
Until the age of 25 soccer was the number one sport. Playing for youth national teams and after winning the Icelandic championship with KR Reykjavik in 1999 retirement followed in 2000 after a string of injuries. The love of the game of golf made that decision easier.
Since then golf has been partly and fully my profession. Still playing competitively and attending some mini tour events in Florida in the offseason.
||44- 07708644039||Head PGA Professional||Blackmoor Golf Club||44-1420 472345|| || ||Bordon||Hampshire|| |
I have been a Club Professional with the goal of helping people enjoy this wonderful game all my working life. I became PGA Qualified in 1980 and took up the post of Head professional at Petersfield Golf where I stayed for nearly 12 years. During this time along with my other duties I built a reputation for club making and custom fitting especially working with Persimmon. This culminated in being named European Club Maker of the year in 1992.
I then moved to Blackmoor, a course that has the reputation of being one of the finest in the South of England. Teaching has always been an important part of my job but since meeting Jim Hardy and Chris O’Connell has become the major focus of my life as a Professional. To be able to learn from the best in the world has provided me with the tools to help people of all ages and ability to improve beyond all recognition. As a coach you live and die with results. To receive such amazing feedback has for me been astounding and for me has been a life changing experience. To be able to turn around people who openly admit that they were going to quit the game for good is priceless.
I no longer use the dated “One swing fits all” mentality which worked for some people but actually made others worse. Instead lessons are focused on working with the swing the person already has by concentrating on improving ball flight and impact. The added bonus for me is that Golf Coaching has now become a journey of discovery that has made it really exciting and fun again.
I am really honoured to be part of the Plane Truth family and am proud to be endorsed as one of their Level 2 Coaches.
Plane Truth Certified Level 2 Coach
PGA Qualified (1980)
Hampshire County Junior Academy Coach
European Club Maker of the Year (1992)
Hampshire PGA Captain (1993)
||Casey||Martin||1|| || || || || || || ||Eugene||OR|| |
||225.439.9600|| || || || || ||Pensecola||FL|| |
Ryan McGwyer is the Assistant Golf Professional at Florida's oldest private club. Founded in 1902 Pensacola Country Club sits, as it has for over a hundred years, on the beautiful Pensacola Bay.
Ryan brings a wealth of experience to Pensacola Country Club having studied under 6 of the current Top 100 Golf Teachers in America including: Jim McLean, Mike and Sandy LaBauve, Mike Adams,Tim Mahoney and Jim Hardy. In addition to the great teachers Ryan studied under he also worked at some of America's finest facilities including Doral Golf Resort and Spa in Miami, Whistling Straits, in Kohler, Wisconsin, New Orleans Country Club and Troon North Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona. Ryan has also been a member of the prestigious Golf Digest Schools Teaching Staff and has been a Head Golf Instructor in Atlantic City, West Palm Beach and Scottsdale, Arizona. Ryan is a proud LSU alumni and his student roster includes: Drew Brees, Jose Canseco and John Anderson from Sportscenter and Brooke Dillon (U.S. Kids National Champion 10 year old).
||585.746.3024||Head Golf Professional||Brook Lea CC||585.247.4577||891 Pixley Road|| ||Rochester||NY|| |
||585.615.6851|| ||Monroe Golf Club||(585)586-3608|| || ||Pittsford||NY|| |
Jim has been the Head Professional at Monroe Golf Club for 28 years. Jim is passionate about helping his students improve and maximizing their potential. Facilities at Monroe include the video analysis, BULLET video system, private practice tee and a four hole short course featuring eight Donald Ross style deep bunkers and full size Ross replica greens with Stimpmeter speeds of 10+.
JIM’S GOLF CAREER
- Monroe Golf Club, Head Golf Professional, 1983-present
- Yahnundasis Golf Club, Head Golf Professional, 1978-1982
- En-Joie Golf Club, Assistant Professional, 1974-1978
MONROE GOLF CLUB
Monroe Golf Club was designed by Donald Ross and opened in 1923. Many experts consider Monroe to be one of Ross’s finest creations and is noted for its pure Ross layout, deep Ross bunkers, fast greens, sandy base and outstanding drainage.
MONROE INVITATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP SINCE 1937
Monroe Golf Club has hosted the Monroe Invitational Championship (the “MIC”) since 1937. MIC past championships include: Dustin Johnson, Michael Sim, Bill Lunde, Kyle Reifers, DJ Trahan, Eric Compton and Chris DiMarco. Competitors have included Tiger Woods, Lucas Glover, Ben Curtis and Brandt Snedeker.
- National PGA Professional of the Year, 2010
- Western New York PGA Bill Strausbaugh Award, 2010
- Western New York PGA Hall of Fame, 2007
- Rochester Press-Radio Club Elliot Cushing Award, 2005
- Western New York PGA Community Service Award, 2003
- Western New York PGA Professional of the Year, 1998
- Western New York PGA Horton Smith Award Winner: 1996 and 1997
- Rochester Classic Professional of the Year, 1997
- Western New York PGA Private Club Merchandiser of the Year: 1988, 1993 and 2006
- Western New York PGA Junior Golf Promoter of the Year, 1985
WESTERN NEW YORK PGA PLAYING RECORD
- Western New York PGA Super-Senior’s Champion, 2010
- Rochester Classic Low Senior, 2000, 2003, 2010
- Western New York PGA Senior’s Champion, 2000, 2001
- Western New York PGA Championship - Runner Up, 1994
- Western New York Open Champion, 1992
- Western New York PGA Match Play Champion: 1987, 1988
WESTERN NEW YORK PGA
- Past President, Vice-President, Secretary and Director of WNY PGA
- Rochester Golf for Kids Chairman
- 85th PGA Championship Community Relations Committee
|| || || || || || ||Bellevue||WA|| |
Dave Hallock, a student of Jim Hardy since 1980, specializes in helping aspiring one-planers.
Dave is the first Plane Truth Certified instructor in the state of Washington. He can be contacted via email by clicking "Email Dave" below his photo.
What Others Say About Dave:
“I am very pleased to recommend Dave Hallock. I’ve been very impressed with his eye for the golf swing and his ability to clearly communicate with students. Dave shares my passion for golf and helping people play better and enjoy the game more. I encourage you to take advantage of his unique talents.”
- Jim Hardy
"Dave Hallock has a thorough understanding of the Plane Truth fundamentals and a passion for sharing this knowledge with his students. I highly recommend working with Dave; he will help you realize your potential as a golfer."
“I highly recommend Dave Hallock if you are looking for a one-plane swing instructor. Not only does he have the ability to diagnose the swing but he has a great way of presenting that information to the student. Without Dave’s help I would not be anywhere close to where I am now.”
“Dave, thanks for sharing your wealth of knowledge and material about the OPS with me. I always look forward to our next video lesson. Your analysis of my swing is always accurate and insightful, and you always make me feel good about myself! You have done a great job of instilling the fundamental OPS building blocks into my swing.”
||630-797-1137|| ||Bartlett Hills Golf Course|| ||800 West Oneida Avenue|| ||Bartlett||IL||60103|
Dick began his PGA career in 1994. In addition to being a golf instructor, Dick has a background that includes 33 years of high school teaching and coaching. He has also worked for 8 years with Charles Sorrell, PGA Master Professional and National Teacher of the Year 1999).
Dick currently teaches at Bartlett Hills Golf Course in Bartlett, Illinois.
My GOAL is to empower students to be able to coach themselves, through:
- Identifying the student's natural skills, then developing his/hers swing style around them
- Relating the golf swing to other sports the student has played
When the student understands his/her personal swing style, as well as how the techniques of other sports relate to golf, there is a greater understanding of the golf swing and why the ball behaves the way it does. The student can now begin to coach him/herself outside of a lesson.
||639-178-330522|| || || || || ||Paranaque City||Philippines|| |
||309-472-0369|| || || || || ||Peoria||IL|| |
||(561) 351-1673||East LPGA Golf Professional||The Club at Admiral's Cove||(561) 744-1700||200 Admiral’s Cove Blvd.|| ||Jupiter||Florida||33477|
“Knowledge without performance is just interesting. Changing performance is exciting.”
Suellen has spent her life teaching….and learning…and gifting others.
Some may call it intuition backed by knowledge and experience. Suellen has a gift for connecting with students at the place where their beliefs and performance intersect; quickly getting to the most effective elements of not just what they do, but why they do what they do. Suellen then goes one step further by equipping them with new practice tools that translate to improved play.
As a Golf Professional… Suellen has been Head Professional at Peek & Peek Resort, Clymer, NY, Seven Springs Golf &CC, New Port Richey, FL, and Director of Golf at Bristol Harbour, Canandaigua, NY, and she has established golf schools at golf clubs and resorts in New York and Florida.
Always with teaching as her passion.
Currently Suellen spends winters as the teaching professional at The Club at Admiral’s Cove in Jupiter, FL. During summer months Suellen is the Director of Instruction and Curriculum at the Chautauqua Golf Learning Center, NY; a golf learning and development center which she helped create and establish.
As a player: Suellen played collegiate golf at Miami-Dade, played professionally on the WPGT and Futures golf tours distinguishing herself as the one player other professionals would ask for help with their game.
Playing but….Always with teaching as her passion.
As a result Suellen has coached over 10 LPGA professionals who together have 8 LPGA Tour victories.
As a performer: Singing professionally in groups and as a soloist, Suellen has performed onstage as the lead in musicals, and has directed church dramas and choir performances.
We can’t be sure but we think she holds the record for golf professionals singing at the weddings of LPGA Tour players! (4!) Whether as Indiana Northrop in the “Finders of the Lost Arc” or as “Dorfina”: the Short Game expert, Suellen’s background in creative performance is an integral part of her teaching and clinics, conveying golf concepts with a memorable flair!
Performing …..Always with teaching as her passion.
As a coach: Suellen’s teaching includes the most valuable elements of a coach: evaluating, developing strategy, applying knowledge tempered with the wisdom of experience; working in partnership with her students as an agent of change and self-discovery.
Coaching …..Always with teaching as her passion. “Share the passion”.
||(703) 801-6669 ||Head Club Fitting and Teaching Professional ||Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort||843-785-1138||7 Trent Jones Lane||PO Box 5628||Hilton Head Island||South Carolina||29938|
Throughout Rod Thompson’s 44 years as a PGA Member, teaching the game has always been the greatest love and challenge. Never one to settle on one method, or a fixed way to teach the game Rod has spent countless hours with the best teachers in the world learning and refining his teaching philosophy. He is always striving to find new and better ways to communicate thoughts, feelings, and techniques in order to produce a desired result. In 1990 Rod attended the Second PGA International Teaching and Coaching Summit in Nashville and had an opportunity to listen to a presentation by a teacher from Texas named Jim Hardy who has made such a dramatic influence on his teaching skills and philosophy of what works and why. Rod is very proud to be a “Plane Truth Certified Instructor” and to call Jim Hardy currently #7 on the list of All Time Best Teachers and the PGA 2007 National Teacher of the Year a friend and mentor who has helped so many golf professionals around the world to play and teach the game at the highest level.
He started out in the golf business working at Pine Lake Country Club in Orchard Lake Michigan, at a very young age watching the Head golf Professional give lesson after lesson to players of all levels including numerous LPGA Major Champions. Rod turned Professional at age 18 and became the First Assistant at Pine Lake for ten years before becoming the youngest Head Golf Professional and General Manager in the Detroit Metropolitan Area at Burning Tree Country Club in Mt. Clemens, Michigan in 1975. In the fall of 1977 Rod moved to Bethesda, Maryland to become the Head Golf Professional at Kenwood Golf and Country Club a large 1500 member private club in the Washington DC area. In a career at Kenwood that lasted 34 years Rod and his PGA and LPGA assistants had the opportunity to shape the swings and games of a few generations of golfers. Because of his knowledge and experience, Rod’s keen senses can diagnose faulty impacts and swing faults and create a plan to fix the players swing in a matter of minutes. Often he can watch one swing and tell what the student is thinking, when an instructor has the ability to change a students thinking, he can change the impact and ball flight, distance and direction of the players golf game.
Rod was one of the early pioneers in using computer technology in teaching and making it available on the practice tee for immediate visual understanding and feedback. He started making his own line of Rt Customed Golf Clubs in 1986. He was recognized by Titleist, as one of the country’s top club fitters 6 years in a row. He has been named best Teachers in Maryland, by both Golf digest and Golf Magazine on numerous occasions. He has given back to the game by serving on most every MAPGA committee that had to do with Teaching and Coaching. From the sections first summit in 2000 topics that he spoke about player psychology, club fitting, and served as the Chairman of this committee in 2009.
In addition he has served as the Section Junior Golf Chairman, Secretary, Vice President, and President. He is the only living Middle Atlantic Section Two Time Golf Professional of the Year 1989 and 1991. And an honor that he is so very proud of is being selected 1997 Teacher of the year and being nominated as the National Teacher of the Year in 2001. He was also nominated as the Horton Smith award winner in 2010 and Teacher of the year in 2012.
His community is very golf oriented, and he feels very fortunate to have had the opportunity to be actively involved in the growth of the game.
||781-383-9890 ext. 13||Head Golf Professional||Cohasset Golf Club|| || || ||Cohasset||MA|| |
J.P. Connelly has been the Head Golf Professional at Cohasset Golf Club since 2003. In addition to running the golf operation at the club, J.P. also conducts hundreds of golf lessons for members and guests each season. Teaching is one of his passions and he enjoys developing and maintaining solid relationships with his students as he enthusiastically tracks their progress.
J.P. grew up outside of Philadelphia where he was exposed to the game at an early age. He had the good fortune to grow up at Huntingdon Valley Country Club, where his father still resides as their Head Professional after 36 years.
Continuing education is a strong belief of J.P.’s. He is currently one of only 215 PGA Professionals in the country who have achieved PGA Certification in multiple subject areas. He is truly a student of the game and the business and looks to apply his knowledge of golf to make the game as enjoyable as he can for the players he serves.
J.P. is proud to be a part of the family of Plane Truth members. In addition to teaching the golf swing, he also prides himself on his extensive knowledge and expertise on putting and the art of green reading.
Cohasset Golf Club is a Donald Ross gem and has hosted events such as the Massachusetts Mid-Amateur Championship and the New England Junior Championship. The golf club is located in the small seaside town of Cohasset, MA, about 20 miles south of the city of Boston.
||843-645-4202|| || || ||979 Serenity Point Drive|| ||Hilton Head||South Carolina|| |
With clubs that were a mismatched set of cut down hickory-shafted relics, Rocky started playing golf at age 8. He was a four sport standout in high school, playing basketball, football, baseball and golf. He was named as the best all-around athlete in his school’s history up to that time. However golf rapidly became his passion. He started teaching golf lessons during summer vacation in his college years and has continued sharing his knowledge and love of the game with many students since that time. Among his students is his wife, who began playing with a handicap of 40 and now has a single digit handicap. Together they won the Colorado State Amateur Mixed Couples Championship.
Rocky competed at the highest levels in the Colorado State Amateurs, not missing a cut in 15 years. He is also a former champion of the Country Club of Colorado in Colorado Springs.
Educated at the University of Iowa, Rocky earned a B.S. in Science and a D.D.S. In addition to being a certified Level 1 Plane Truth instructor, he is a certified personal trainer via the Cooper Institute in Dallas, TX, focusing primarily in golf physical fitness programs.
Rocky is the only certified Level 1 instructor in the Greater Austin area.
||703.757.0342||Director of Instruction||River Bend Golf & Country Club|| || || ||Great Falls||Virginia|| |
||713-875-4653||Director of Instruction||BlackHorse Golf Club|| || || ||Cypress||Texas|| |
Marty Fleckman credits Byron Nelson and Jim Hardy for contributing to his success in golf. In 1964, he won the Texas State Amateur Championship and also the 1965 NCAA individual championship as well as participating on 3 NCAA Championship teams while attending the University of Houston. A member of the United States Walker Cup team in 1967, Marty is one of only four players in the history of the PGA TOUR to win his first tour event.
In 1986 he was inducted into the Texas Golf Hall of Fame and an inductee into the University of Houston, Hall of Honor in 2006. He also received the prestigious 2007 Teacher of the Year Award for the Southern Texas Section of the PGA. Marty is a current member of the PGA and Champions TOUR. Marty is a Level 1 Certified Plane Truth Instructor.
||Martin||Hall||1|| ||561-624-8922||Director of Instruction||Ibis Golf & Country Club||561-624-8922|| || ||West Palm Beach||Florida||33412|
|| ||Head Golf Professional||Royal Oaks CC|| || || ||Vancouver||Washington|| |
Scott grew up in Mission Viejo, California and attended Oregon State University on a golf scholarship. He turned professional in 1993 and obtained his PGA Membership in 1999. Scott has been the Head Golf Professional at several prestigious private clubs to include The Oregon Golf Club, Indian Summer G&CC. He is currently the Head Golf Professional at Royal Oaks CC in Vancouver, Washington (rated the 4th best course in the WA state).
Scott has won numerous events in the Northwest including the 2001 Oregon Stroke Play Championship, 2003 Oregon Coast Invitational, and 2003 Oregon Pro-Assistant's Championship. He is also a three time qualifier of the PGA National Club Pro Championship and four time qualifier of the Nationwide Tour's Oregon Classic.
||314-313-3733|| || || || || ||St. Louis||MO|| |
I am the only Plane Truth Certified instructor in the state of Missouri. I am a lifetime student and teacher of the game of golf. I am convinced that the Plane Truth Golf method, understanding that great golf can be played with a one or two plane golf swing, is the single most important and effective teaching method in golf. It provides the teacher with many tools and options to help and improve the golf swing of a wide variety of students and players. In my opinion there is simply no other way to teach the golf swing.
Philosophy of Teaching
My goal as a teacher is to maximize the potential golf ball striking ability and golf playing ability of my students.
The foundation of that statement is in recognizing that “the sole purpose of the golf swing is to produce a correct, repetitive impact and the method employed is of no significance as long as it is repetitive.” If in doubt please see Lee Trevino, Jim Furyk and others. Within that foundation is the belief that the next shot my students hit, after corrective input, will be a better golf shot. It is also my belief that the corrective input must be easily understood, applied and sustainable.
The key to teaching and motivating students is to show them the “how” and “why” of their golf swings so that they may own their golf swing and golf swing independence.
||(239) 229-6147|| ||Shadow Wood Country Club||(239) 992-6616||22805 Oakwilde Blvd.|| ||Bonita Springs||FL||34135|
Mark began his teaching career as a Golf Professional at Pinehurst Resort and Country Club in North Carolina. While at Pinehurst, he participated in developmental training under current Golf Magazine top 100 Instructor and Pinehurst Golf Academy Director Eric Alpenfels. Mark became a golf school instructor and was involved in teaching all aspects of the game of golf. He also gave clinics and individual lessons to members and resort guests.
Mark came to Audubon Country Club in Naples, FL. in 1999, there he led the golfer development programs offering clinics, as well as giving group and individual lessons to members and their guests.
In the fall of 2000, Mark joined Bonita Bay Group to open The Club at Mediterra. As Head Golf Professional, he led and developed the golf instructional programs. He was also responsible for training assistant golf professionals in clinic and golf school presentation content and wrote the teaching manual. Mark also helped design the 2-acre short game practice area and 1800 square foot learning center building.
Mark’s association with Jim Hardy and the Plane Truth staff began in 2006 when he attended his first of two Teaching and Playing Seminars. Mark has had several opportunies to observe Jim and assist his Plane Truth Golf Schools in Naples, FL. He also attended the 2004 PGA Teaching and Coaching Summit where Jim was the featured presenter. He was certified as a 1 & 2 Plane Level 1 Instructor in January 2010.
Mark's commitment to the total game improvement of his students will allow you to reach your potential. Contact him via e-mail at email@example.com
||317-508-6009|| ||Richmond Country Club; Richmond, VA|| || || ||Winter: Estero CC; Ft. Myers, FL|| || |
CAREER RELATED ACHIEVEMENTS
2010 Level One Instructor for Plane Truth Golf
2006 Best of Indy Golf Instructor Award by Indy Magazine
2004 – 2009 Top Instructor list by Golf Digest and Golf Magazine
2004 Indiana PGA Teacher of the Year
I am proud to be the first Plane Truth Certified Instructor in the State of Indiana. Growing up in the state of Indiana, I came from a family of five boys; four of us are members of the PGA of America. In high school, I played varsity basketball for 3 years and varsity golf for 4 years. During my collegiate years, I played golf at Edison Community College in Ft. Myers, Florida and Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana.
Married to my wife Sara for 33 years, we have two daughters, Ashley and Amber. Ashley played four years for North Carolina where she was NCAA 1st Team All-American her senior year. She is a past conditional member of the LPGA, and has been a two time champion and a member of the Duramed Futures Tour for the past 4 years. She also was the winner of Golf Channel’s Big Break V - Hawaii. Amber played college golf for the University of Washington, where the team finished in the top ten at the NCAA Championships 3 of her 4 years. Amber is also a member of the Duramed Futures Tour for the past two years and placed third in Golf Channel’s Big Break X - Michigan.
Throughout my PGA professional career, I have been a staff instruction member and golf school coordinator of The John Jacobs’ Practical Golf Schools. I have been a Head Golf Professional in California, Texas, Arizona and Indiana. I have also been the Director of Golf for Purdue University and coached the Men’s and Women’s golf teams. I’ve been associated with Jim Hardy since 1981, and gained a tremendous amount of knowledge over the years. I continue to learn every time I am with Jim, Mike LaBauve, Chris O’Connell, Rick Sellers and other Plane Truth Certified Instructors.
Loving the game of golf and being a golf professional for many years has provided me a great amount of excitement and personal satisfaction. I have strived to wear the many hats that it takes to be a successful club professional. In the past 20 plus years in the golf business, I have concentrated and focused on improving my teaching skills by studying, learning and watching two of the all time best golf instructors, John Jacobs and Jim Hardy. Mentoring under John and Jim has laid a very solid foundation in my career as a teaching professional. It has enabled me to communicate with all levels of golfers, adult, collegiate and juniors alike. My experience with the John Jacobs’ Practical Golf Schools gave me the understanding that instruction should follow the system of Diagnosis, Explanation and Correction. By watching, observing and spending time with Jim Hardy, I have increased my knowledge in both the 1 and 2 plane golf swings. I feel that most golfers either never learn the true objectives of the swing in terms of club/ball impact, or increasingly overlook them in their concern with the particulars of the action. Using the flight of the ball as evidence of how the club strikes the ball, each individual is forced back to the basic laws of impact, which is the only starting point for genuine and permanent improvement.
My background in teaching has enabled me to not only instruct, but also be a consultant in club fitting, course management, and fitness. It enables me to coordinate individual plans for all levels ranging from the new golfer to the professional player. Proper instruction, with an individual, or clinic/golf school setting, can develop good technique, touch and feel to ensure a clear picture for golfers to enjoy in the great game of golf.
From November thru April, Bob teaches at Estero Country Club at The Vines in Ft. Myers, FL. He can be contacted at the same phone number listed in his profile.
||570-490-4279|| ||All Fore Golf Driving Range|| || || ||Northumberland||PA|| |
Laura began playing golf at age 11. She played on the boys golf team in high school playing # 1 her junior and senior year. She received a golf scholarship to James Madison University where she earned a B.S. degree in Health and Physical Education.
After college, she played on the Futures tour for four years and qualified to play in the 1988 & 1990 Women’s U.S. Open. Her last win was in 1995 when she was 5 months pregnant with her second son.
Laura is an LPGA Class "A" Member and has been teaching golf for 18 years, helping players of all skill levels. She especially enjoys working with junior golfers who aspire to become great players.
She has the ability to make your lesson experience fun, relaxing, and at the same time, help you with the problems you bring to the lesson tee. She knows what to fix and what to leave alone. Her goal is to help every student so you can take what you learned to the practice tee and ultimately to the golf course.
|| ||Proprietor and Instructor||The Fairgrounds Range||620-259-8150||1920 North Plum|| ||Hutchinson||KS|| |
Matt played golf at Wichita State University for four years from 1976-79, where he was an All-Conference selection for all four years.
In addition to teaching, Matt is also an accomplished player. He recently qualified for and played in the 2007 PGA Championship at Southern Hills, the 2008 Senior PGA at Oak Hill, and the 2008 Senior U.S. Open at the Broadmoor.
Matt's teaching philosophy is that golf is a game that has to be learned, and it is his job as a teacher to help the student learn and realize that we are continually learning.
||615-293-3251||LPGA Teaching Professional|| || || || ||Nashville||TN|| |
A native of Old Hickory, TN, Vikki has always had a passion for teaching. After graduating with a B.S. Degree in Education from Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville, TN, Vikki continued with her desire to help others by pursuing a career in management. After a successful career as a business owner, Vikki decided to return to her teaching roots and help others by joining the LPGA in 2001.
Vikki's ability to communicate well and comprehension of the golf swing has made her popular with golfers of all abilities. Her keen eye allows her to quickly pinpoint her student's challenges and immediately help them see the results they are after. She has the amazing gift of making such a complex game easy to understand.
Vikki is a true student of the game. Her desire to be one of the best teaching professionals in the South East, has led her to work side by side with some of the best in the business. Having worked with instructors and schools that have been nationally recognized, Vikki's desire to hone her teaching skills never ceases.
By using state of the art technology combined with the basic fundamentals of teaching, Vikki will help take your game to the next level.
You can visit her website for more information at http://www.vikkigolf.com/
||614-406-9299||Tom Brock Golf||Westerville Golf Center|| ||450 Schrock Road|| ||Westerville||OH||43081|
Tom is currently teaching at the Westerville Golf Center in Westerville, Ohio a suburb of Columbus. The former Head Professional at Wedgewood Golf and CC and owner of the Golf Center at Polaris has been a member of the PGA of America since 1994. Tom has given over 17,000 lessons and loves to work with golfers of all ages and skill levels. "I credit Jim Hardy and Plane Truth Golf with a framework from which I can help players improve," says Tom.
To schedule a lesson or to contact him go to his website tombrockgolf.com where there is an instant scheduler and more info about Tom.
||07961585033|| ||Cobtree Manor Golf Course|| || || ||Maidstone, Kent||UK|| ||Lewis is a fully qualified PGA Professional living in Kent, England. He has a strong passion for the game of golf and also to help his students realize their true potential. He is newly based at Cobtree Manor Golf Course near Maidstone.||
||256.212.1409||Head Golf Professional||Willow Point Country Club|| || || ||Alexander City||Alabama|| ||Rob Stock serves as the head golf professional at Willow Point Country Club in Alexander City, Alabama. |
In addition to being a certified Plane Truth Instructor, he is also a certified Titleist Performance Institute teacher and former Dave Pelz Short Game School instructor.
As a player, Rob has finished in the top 5 in PGA Dixie Section points list three of the last four years.
Rob enjoys working with students of all skill levels.
||302.757.2626|| ||The First State Golf Center|| || || ||Stanton||Delaware|| ||I graduated from University of Delaware in 1971. After 22 years in the construction management business I quit to follow my real passion in life - teaching golf.|
I started my golf career in 1994 and have been teaching the last 16 years at The First State Golf Center in Staton, Delaware. Many of my students have gone on to play college golf and some have pursued golf as a profession themselves.
Every student has a purpose for taking lessons. It may be to play with friends and not be embarrassed or to play competitive golf at some level. My goal is to help them reach or exceed their goal. My association with Jim Hardy, Chris O'connell and the rest of the Plane Truth family have provided me with the knowledge and tools to help my students achieve their goals quicker.
I can be reached at 302.757.2626 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
||012-7180873|| ||Impian Golf and Country Club|| ||Kajang|| ||Kuala Lumpur||Malaysia|| |
I have played golf all my life and have a huge passion for this game and seeing others enjoy golf, improve their game and understand what it is they want and can do in golf. As a level 1 Plane Truth Certified Instructor, I want to teach the correct methods and get the true potential from all my students.
I believe that the Plane Truth has the only realistic methods to do just that, using these methods which are proven and make a whole lot of common sense when it comes to golf, and in particular the correct and repetitive impact of the golf ball, which is what we all aim to do at all levels of golf.
Having been involved in the First Tee program for kids, where the kids benefit by learning life skills, learning the core values, as well as the game of golf. To me it is important that golf continues to be a model sport for our future stars. Based in Cyberjaya, just south of Kuala Lumpur where I teach golf, I also intend to help spread the Plane Truth of golf throughout Malaysia.
||630.921.1099||Professional Emeritus||Butterfield Country Club|| || || ||Oak Brook||IL||60523||Head Golf Professional at Butterfield Country Club in Oak Brook, IL||
||561.445.5321||Director of Instruction||Polo Country Club|| || || ||Boca Raton||FL|| |
Bob was elected into the PGA in September, 1969.
Played the PGA TOUR from 1974-1978.
Founder and Owner of Bob Crissy Golf Schools in Boca Raton, Fl. Operated the schools for 20 years.
Currently is the Director of Instruction Polo Country Club in Boca Raton, FL, having taken over the position in 2001.
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- Class A - PGA Professional
- Member of the LaSalle University Golf Team
- Campbell University Bachelor of Business Administration/PGM Certification
- Plane Truth Certified Instructor
||440-829-3022||Associate Golf Professional||Chagrin Valley Country Club||440-248-4314|| || ||Chagrin Falls||OH||44022||Brandon is a Level I certified Plane Truth instructor. Brandon attended The University of Northern Iowa and majored in Marketing. He has been a PGA member for 4 years and has taught golf for over 10 years. While Brandon’s passion is working with juniors players, he has worked with golfers of all skill levels. This includes amateurs, collegiate, professional and junior golfers competing in local, state, and national events. |
- Level 1 Plane Truth Certified Instructor
- Class A PGA member
- I provide golf instruction to all levels of players
- Member of the NOPGA Apprentice Committee
Becoming a Plane Truth Instructor and learning from Jim Hardy was one the best decisions I have made as an instructor and as a player.
|| || ||The Gary Players Course - The Woodlands Country Club||281-863-1490||8900 Sterling Ridge Dr.|| ||The Woodlands||TX||77382|
Carol is literally one of the giants of the game, both on the golf course and for the work she did in the formation of the "modern" Ladies Professional Golf Association. She is a natural leader, winning a U.S. Women's Open, 38 events and serving as one of the LPGA's most influential presidents.
Women's Western Open Invitational: 1964
U.S. Women's Open: 1965
Other Significant Victories:
LPGA Tour: 36
1965: Carling Open
1966: Raleigh Ladies' Invitational, Peach Blossom Invitational, Baton Rouge Ladies Invitational, Waterloo Women's Open Invitational
1967: Tall City Open, Buckeye Savings Invitational, Supertest Ladies' Open
1968: Lady Carling Open, Raleigh Ladies' Invitational, Shreveport Kiwanis Club Invitational, Bluegrass Ladies Invitational, Pabst Ladies' Classic, Buckeye Savings Invitational, Supertest Canadian Open, Willow Park Ladies Invitational, Shirley Englehorn Invitational, Quality Chek'd Classic
1969: Raleigh Ladies' Invitational, Dallas Civitan Open, Danbury Lady Carling Open, Southgate Ladies' Open, Tournament of Champions, Molson's Canadian Open, Mickey Wright Invitational, Corpus Christi Civitan Open
1970: Burdine's Invitational
1972: Orange Blossom Classic, Lady Carling Open
1973: Sears Women's Classic
1974: Naples-Lely Classic, S&H Green Stamp Classic
1975: Lawson's LPGA Classic, Borden Classic, George Washington Ladies Classic, Dallas Civitan Open
Vare Trophy: 1968
LPGA Tour's leading money-winner: 1969
LPGA President: 1974, 1975
Babe Zaharias Award: 1976
||864-616-1937||Teaching Professional||Priority Golf Instruction|| || || ||Greenville||South Carolina|| |
- Founder of Priority Golf Instruction.
- One year after taking up golf I became the number one player on my high school team which was at that time the largest school in the state.
- Played college golf at The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina.
- Won numerous local amateur and club championships.
- One cold winter day I decided to go to Barnes and Noble to have a cup of hot coco and peruse some golf instruction books. What a serendipitous find was The Plane Truth for Golfers Master Class, which of course was written by Jim Hardy. After reading a couple of chapters, I decided I had to have the book. I realized I was a two planer whose downswing was incorrectly dominated by the shoulders, and I was best suited to be a one planer. My ball striking became much more consistent, and I had to have more of Jim's instruction. My decision to attend The Level One course in October of 2010 was spot on; the course changed forever the way I teach. To have Jim Hardy and Chris O'Connell work with me on my ball striking was an experience I will never forget. I truly believe all golfers need to at least consider taking advantage of Jim's vast knowledge of the numerous viable golf swings.
|| || ||Three Rivers Golf Club|| || || ||Braintree||United Kingdom|| ||PGA AA Head Teaching Professional at Three Rivers Golf & Country Club after a playing career of 15 years on the Ladies European Tour, Sarah has introdced in the region of 150 ladies to the game of the past year and has recently delivered golf into schools attracting over 120 children to the game.|
Sarah is currently a member of the WPGA committee and the Essex Golf Partnership which aims to increase participation in the game. Sarah holds both L1 & L2 TPI Certification and aims to implement into her Caoching Programmes along with her new found knowledge of the plane truth.
|| ||LPGA Teaching Professional||Rock Spring Club||973-731-6466||90 Rock Spring Rd.|| ||West Orange||NJ||07052||
||818.879.0970|| ||Tierra Rejada GC|| ||15187 Tierra Rejada Road|| ||Moorpark||CA||93021||Biographical Data |
- Birthdate: 2/17/62
- Birthplace: San Francisco, CA
- Residence: Agoura, CA
- College: University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)
- Degree: Economics
- Turned Professional: 1985
- PGA Class "A" Professional: 1995
- Special Interest: The Outdoors, family
- First team All Pac-Ten: 1985
- Two-time U.S. Amateur participant: 1983, 1984
- Two-time U.S. Open participant: 1989, 1997
- Two years European Tour: 1986, 1987
- Three years Nike Tour: 1990, 1992, and 1993
- Westlake Teaching Professional: 1993
- Lake Lindero CC Director of Instruction: 1995-1999
- Tierra Rejada Golf Club Teaching Director: 2000
- Winner of more than 25 professional tournaments
- Have taught:
Tom Lehman- 3 time Ryder Cup member; 1996 PGA Tour Player of the Year
Steve Pate- 2 time Ryder Cup member
Jay Delsing- 19 year PGA Tour member
Trevor Dodds-15 year PGA Tour member
Mark Wiebe- 19 year PGA Tour member
Kyle Kovacs- Canadian Tour member
Hollywood stars: Will Smith, Pierce Brosnan, Chad Everett, Lyle Waggoner,
Richard Roundtree, Gary Sinise, Thomas Calabro, Bob Eubanks
- Designer and founder of True Custom Golf Clubs: 1998
- Nominee for SCPGA's Club Fitter for the Year: 1999
- SCPGA Clubfitter of the Year: 2000
- Southern California's Teacher of the Year: 2001
- Contributing writer for golf publications: 1998-2002
- Writer for Golf Illustrated Magazine 2001, 2002
- Host and founder of the www.cybergolfpro.com web site: 1999
- Founded and developed the Cyber Golf Pro lesson series: 1999
- Host of the Radio Golf Pro Show: 2000-2001
- Consultant for product development for C.R. Sports: 2000
- San Diego County Open Champion, (19 under par for 3-rounds): 1988
- Pensacola Open, 2nd place: 1992
- Greater Greenville Open, 5th place: 1992
- Portuguese Open, 8th place: 1986
- Yuma Open, 63
- San Diego County Open, 63
- Candlewood Classic, 64
- Golden State Angel Park Classic, 64
||07966892634||Golf Instructor||Coastal Golf Academy|| || || || || || ||Scott turned professional in 2000 and completed his PGA training in December 2003. He worked as an assistant professional at Frinton Golf Club from 1996 to 2008. He has worked as a full time coach for Coastal Golf Academy since late 2008. In 2010 he became a lead coach for the Essex County Academy Programme, which involves coaching talented juniors from around the county. He has not only a sound knowledge of the golf swing and short game shots but also an understanding what is required to become mentally and physically fit for golf. Now that he has become a level 1 Instructor he looks forward to relaying Jim’s ideas onto students in the UK||
|| ||Head PGA Teaching Professional||Bowlee Park Golf Range|| || || ||Manchester||England|| ||My name is Steve Ingham and Im the Head Teaching Professional at Bowlee Park Golf Range. I've worked at Bowlee for nearly ten years and have worked up through the ranks to the position I hold now. |
I started playing golf at 12 years old and was instantly hooked. I quickly joined Blackley Golf Club and played to a single figured handicap by the age of 15.
From the age of 16 I knew that a career in golf was where my future lay. I became the Assistant Professional at Blackley and moved from their to Bowlee when I was 19.
I worked through the PGA Degree under the guidence of John Slinger & Brad Jordan gaining full election to the PGA in 2007. Since then I've set about learning as much about the golf swing as possible. The swing has always fascinated me and I knew I always wanted to be a coach much more than a player.
My coaching background comes from hours of research; seminars, physical practice, residentials, & playing to understand the mental and physical actions needed to swing the golf club.
Recently I qualified as a level 1 Plane truth instructor. This, alongside the use of video analysis has enabled me to offer golfers of varied abilities the simpliest methods to achieve a correct and repetative impact. I aim to complete my level 2 as soon as possible.
Qualified PGA Professional (2007)
Degree in Arts from Birmingham University
Level 3 PGA Coach
Karl Morris Mind Factor Seminars
Plane truth Level 1 Instructor
|| ||Head Golf Professional||Boone Valley Golf Club||636.928.5200||1319 Schluersburg Road|| ||Augusta||MO||63332|
A member of the PGA since September 1994 Pol Montano, Head Golf Professional at Boone Valley Golf Club, located in the picturesque wine country near Augusta, Missouri. Pol was named 2009 Teacher of the Year of the Gateway Section.
I have a passion for exploring ways to continuously improve my teaching methods. I try to keep an open mind regarding instruction, and to surround myself with people that can help me reach my goals as an instructor. Jim Hardy and Stan Utley have both helped make it possible for me to reach my goal in becoming a better teacher, of the swing and of the game. I have great confidence that I’m able to improve anyone’s golf game, because of my profound understanding of the golf swing. The lessons I’ve learned from my mentors have made teaching fun for my students and me.
I believe if a golf swing is breaking down, it's either too steep or too shallow. Each swing has different fundamentals and nearly opposite swing shape. Pol works with each student to understand the principles and fundamentals of the swing that fits them specifically. Then, by working only on the elements that apply to that student, their game cannot help but improve.
||770-402-8749||Director of Instruction||Affiniti Golf Academy|| || || ||Atlanta||GA|| ||Earning PGA Membership in 1992 and teaching golf since 1986, Chris has developed his positive and energetic coaching style from experiences at golf facilities such as Dunwoody C.C. and the Great Waters Course at Reynolds Plantation. Chris won the Georgia Assistant Player of the Year in 1990 and for the last 3 years, recognized by USKids Golf as a TOP 50 Kids Teacher in the world. Other honors and certifications are:|
• SNAG (Starting New at Golf ) PRO
• The Plane Truth Certified Instructor Level 1
• Titleist Performance Institute Golf Fitness Level 1
• Titleist Performance Institute Junior Coach Level 3
• Atlanta Junior Golf Association Board of Directors
• Break 30 Certified Putting Instructor
• Putting Zone.com Putting Coach
• Junior Golf 365 Project – Complete Golf Training for Competition Kids
Chris has opened “The Putting Experience” an indoor putting studio which is located upstairs at the Steel Canyon clubhouse. His “Make Every Putt” philosophy will develop your unique putting style with Putter Fitting, the Break 30 Putting System, and a collection of learning aids second to none.Contact Chris Knobloch at 770-402-8749 or email@example.com
||832.326.5400|| ||Swanson Golf Center||281.440.1308|| || ||Houston||TX|| ||PGA members since 1986, his teaching as been influenced by some of the State’s best teachers. Troy graduated from Southwest Texas University in 1982 where he played on the golf team, and has also played in several PGA Tour events and South Texas PGA events. Fitting clubs since 1990 Troy has also worked for major companies such as Callaway and Cleveland. He joined the staff of Matt Swanson’s School of Golf in 2009.||
||925.785.6139||Head Teaching Professional||Diablo Country Club|| || || || || || |
I am a golf coach that strives to make students the best players they can be. I build long term relationships with my students and teach them how to play every aspect of the game. Every player has their own personal swing which produces certain ball flights. My job is to help the student understand their ball flight and how to fix it to be correct and repetitive. Through the use of video, teaching aids, and drills I teach the student to learn how a good motion will produce a consistent and repeatable impact and how to transfer that motion to the course.
||0049-162-2196318|| ||Fürstlicher Golfclub Bad Waldsee||0049-7524-4017200|| || ||Bad Waldsee||Germany||88339|
· Geb.: 16.05.1987 in Nürtingen
· DGV-C Trainer seit 2005
· Abitur am Max-Planck-Gymnasium in Nürtingen 2006
· Ausbildung zum Fully Qualified PGA Golfprofessional 2007 – 2009 im Fürstlichen GC Bad Waldsee bei Alan Hogg
· DGV-B Trainer seit 2009
· PGA Arbeitstagung 2010
· TPI Certified Golf Fitness Instructor 2010
· Callaway Golf Specialist 2010
· D1-Stützpunkttrainer des Württembergischen Golf Verbandes 2010
· Teaching Day mit David Leadbetter 2010
· Plane Truth Seminar mit Chris O’Connell 2010
· D2-Stützpunkttrainer des Württembergischen Golf Verbandes 2011
· Absolvierung des Fernstudiums zum IST Golfbetriebsmanager 2011
· Winning the battle within – Mentalcoaching mit Herbert Forster 2011
· Plane Truth Seminar Level 1 mit Jim Hardy 2011
· PGA Arbeitstagung 2011
||+49 178 690 2399||Playing Professional||Golfclub Reichsstadt|| ||Otmar-Schaller-Allee 1|| ||Bad Windsheim||Germany||91438|
I started playing golf when I was 11 and had a scratch handicap by the time I was 16. Until I finished university I had a very good amateur record, the highlight of which was reaching the semi-finals of the Scottish Boys Championship in 1981 and the quarter finals in 1982. I then had to make a decision on whether to embark on a career in professional golf or go for the “safer” option of a career in Information Technology. I went for the safe and easy option.
Well into my thirties I realized that something was missing and that I had unfulfilled ambitions. That is when I decided to bite the bullet and do my professional golf education. In 2004 I finally became a real golf professional and spent the next few years teaching the game I love. I had moderate success with teaching but it was something that was becoming increasingly frustrating, as the swing I was teaching would work beautifully for some people and be a complete disaster for others. I could not figure out what I was doing wrong, so I scoured the internet looking for the “truth” about the golf swing. That is where I discovered Jim Hardy and The Plane Truth. As soon as I started reading the stuff about The Plane Truth and watched the DVDs, alarm bells started ringing and I was distressed to realize that I had been teaching everybody one set of fundamentals, when, in fact, there are two. The differences between the one-plane and the two-plane golf swings are tremendous. I also realized that I had purely been concentrating on building “nice” swings instead of dealing with the real issues like improving impact and ball flight immediately. I therefore decided to get myself Plane Truth Certified as quickly as possible and haven’t looked back since. The Certification course was fantastic and I started applying the Plane Truth principles to all my lessons with immediate success with virtually all of my pupils. The Plane Truth has also helped my own game tremendously, so much so that I intend to go to Qualifying School for the European Seniors Tour in 2014.
|| || ||North Hants Golf Club||+44(0)1252 616655||Minley Road|| ||Fleet||Hants||GU51 1RF||
||314-359-9527||Head Golf Professional||Westborough Country Club||314-968-5180||631 South Berry Road|| ||St. Louis||MO||63122|
Several years of teaching, playing, and researching led me to Jim Hardy. As a teacher for 20 plus years and a TPI (Titleist Performance Institute) Certified instructor, I have found solid answers within Plane Truth golf instruction. Not only are there answers, there are quality results. I look forward to helping others who are on their journey to better golf. As the Head Golf Professional at Westborough CC, I am fortunate to share this knowledge with all my students.
||354-899-9098||Director of PGA Iceland||Hella Golf Club|| || || ||Selfoss||Iceland|| ||
|| || ||Golf Principles Ltd||00 44 (0) 7850 415143||Unit 7 Vickers Business Centre||Priestley Road||Basingstoke||Hampshire||RG24 9NP||My skills, passion and gift are to fit shafts and products to golf|
swings and using The Plane Truth allows me to help
students of all abilities understand and improve. I've been a PGA
professional for over twenty years and over that time have built up a
reputation for being one of the best in Europe in my field. My Plane
Truth exposure was started indirectly by my first employer Peter
Hollington at Guildford Golf Club who was a huge Hogan fan and started
me off learning about the golf swing, I then was introduced to it again
when I was Director of Golf at Wentworth and Duncan Woolgar ( now PT
Level 2) who went out to the USA and came back raving about what he's
seen. I was time I went back to school and learned for myself.
||073-9881425|| ||Kista Golfcenter||073-9881425||Hägerstalund 12|| ||Kista||Sweden||164 74|
I started to play golf at age 8. My father introduced me to this beautiful game and I got hooked pretty fast. But I liked a lot of sports as a kid and it took many years before I seriously get involved in golf. I started to work as a computer programmer but felt i wanted to be closer to golf and coaching. When i started to read Jim Hardy's first book i was shocked, it was like a wake-up call, Information which was sorted and it has helped me in teaching and in my improvement as a golf player. Thank you so much for writing this book. I want to learn more and are hopefully going for the level 2 class when i can afford it and feel ready.
University degree in sports and coaching at Stockholm university college of physical education and Sports
Final exam at University i Build a strength measure machine which could measure different body parts specific strength, speed and power
Golf related education
At seminar with putting Instructor Geoff Mangum (www.puttingzone.com)
Joined Planetruth Instructor Course Level 1
Joined Planetruth Instructor Course Level 2
Joined Planetruth Instructor summit 2011
Worked 6 years at golf club in Stockholm, Sweden
At seminar with putting Instructor Geoff Mangum (www.puttingzone.com)
Worked as European tour Caddie for Nick Ludwell
Joined aimpointgolf cliniqs in Usa and UK
My personal golf record
2 time club champion
Lowest score 66 shots, -6
Lowest round 2011, 71 shots, -1
Competed in submission wrestling, and went to Ole Laursen's gym in Thailand for help with preparation. Ole Laursen is a wrestler and world champ in Muay Thai.
||(778) 679-7888||Academy Director||Bear Mountain Resort||(250) 744-2327||1999 Country Club Way|| ||Victoria||BC||V9B 6T8||John comes from a playing background, having played in national events as a junior, university golf and then professionally for several years. In 1998, he turned his focus to teaching and coaching the game. Since that time, John has been relentless in his pursuit of knowledge to better his coaching abilities. This pursuit has lead him to become a certified Plane Truth Instructor, a step John feels may be the most significant of his career. Being able to train under Jim Hardy and Chris O’Connell has been very impactful and John looks forward to a long relationship with Plane Truth.|
John’s Teaching and Coaching Experience
John’s Playing Experience
- PGA of BC Teacher of the Year – 2007 and 2002
- Golf Magazine Top Teacher in BC – 2005 to 2008
- Academy Director – Bear Mountain Golf Academy
- Head Golf Coach at Camosun College – 2011 PacWest Conference “Coach of the Year”
- Founder of the VI Golf Institute
- Owner – Randle Golf
- TPI Certified Golf Professional - Level 2
- K-Vest Certified - Level 2
- Member of Golf Business Network
- GolfPsych Certified - Level 1
- Trackman Owner
- Sam Puttlab Owner
- Author of an instructional book and over 100 articles for golf magazines and other publications
- Was a tour player from 1990 - 1997 playing the Canadian Tour, South African Tour and 2 events on the PGA Tour
- Winner of over 50 professional events, most notably, the PGA of BC Championship
- Played 4 years of university golf at the University of Washington
- Has held 6 course records
|| ||PGA Professional||Golfclub Heidental||41 76 528 60 53||4655 Stüsslingen|| || ||Switzerland|| |
Russell wurde PGA Professional nachdem er als Amateur-Golfer wettkampfmässig gegen einige der heutigen Top-Spieler aktiv war. In 2001 ergab sich die Möglichkeit, als Pro in der Schweiz zu arbeiten und seit 2004 ist Russell als Headpro im Golfclub Heidental, gelegen zwischen Zürich und Bern tätig.
Russell unterrichtet Golfspieler auf jedem Niveau, wobei ihn insbesondere die langfristige Zusammenarbeit mit jungen Spielern reizt. Es ist seine Passion, sie bei ihrer Entwicklung hin zu einer erfolgreichen Golf-Karriere zu begleiten. Seit Russell in Heidental als Head-Pro tätig ist, konnten bereits einige Spieler auf nationaler und internationaler Ebene Erfolge erzielen.
Ab 2012 gibt es in Heidental eines der modernsten Teaching-Studios der Schweiz. Golfschläge werden per Video und Radar aufgezeichnet, um eine bestmögliche Analyse zu ermöglichen. Im Anschluss an die Unterrichtsstunde können die Schüler eine Zusammenfassung per email erhalten.
Russell ist innovativ und legt Wert auf Fortbildung. Er hat einige der weltbesten Golflehrer getroffen, um ein besseres Verständnis für das Spiel und den Schwung aufzubauen. Das ermöglicht ihm, seine Schüler auf einfache Art und Weise zu unterrichten, so dass sie sich kontinuierlich und ohne Rückschritte verbessern können.
Da er schon immer der Ansicht war, dass ein Golf-Professional den Ball-Flug verbessern sollte, war es nur ein logischer Schritt, in 2011 den Weg als Plane Truth Instructor einzuschlagen, der erste in der Schweiz.
“Jim Hardy and Chris O’Connell gave me more understanding of impact than any other instructor to this day. It is now a pleasure to pass this on to my students, who quite simply enjoy an improved and more repetitive shot pattern”
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||828-200-0150||Golf Professional||Old Edwards Club||828-526-8044||120 Main Street|| ||Highlands||NC||28741|
It’s an honor to be the first Plane Truth Certified Instructor in the state of North Carolina. During my career in the golf business I’ve had the good fortune to learn from and observe some outstanding instructors who have had great influence on how I teach the game including my mentor and first instructor in golf Mike Abbott.
I grew up in Dallas, TX playing and loving the game and I’ve always had a desire to learn as much as possible about the history of golf as well as different teaching philosophies. Through my research and studying of the game, I’ve developed a teaching philosophy that continues to evolve. It’s my goal to form partnerships with my students and to help them not only learn about their swing but also how to play the game more effectively and for greater enjoyment.
The Plane Truth philosophies fall very much in line with what I value in teaching the game of golf. It’s most important to me to work with the natural abilities and assets that each student possesses and enhance them in order to improve the student’s overall game.
Elected to membership in the PGA of America – July 2005
Attained PGA Instructor Certification – May 2008 Level 1 Plane Truth Certification – January 2012
||(760) 831-1604||Director of Instructtion||The Palms Golf Club|| ||57000 Palms Dr|| ||La Quinta||CA||92253|
- Director of Instruction, The Palms Golf Club, La Quinta CA '09 – present
- Plane Truth Golf Level I Certification
- Certified C.H.E.K. Golf Biomechanic
- '07 - '08 Desert Chapter of the PGA, Teacher of The Year
- 2 Guest appearances on Golf Channel's Academy Live
- '93 - '99: Instructor, The David Leadbetter Golf Academy
- '91 - '93: Instructor, El Paso Country Club, Texas
- '82 - '90: Instructor, Arroyo del Oso Golf Club, Albuquerque, New Mexico
- '82 - '90: Instructor, Puerto del Sol Golf Club, Albuquerque, New Mexico
|| ||Head Professional||Chingford Golf Course||020 8529 5708||Bury Road|| ||Chingford||London||E4 7QJ||I have been a PGA Professional for over 25 years. For the past twelve years I have|
been the Head Professional at Chingford Golf Course in London.
I thoroughly enjoy educating my pupils on all aspects of the game of golf. I am
committed to continuing my own studies and as such travel all over the world
educating myself in any way I feel will help both me and my students. I can honestly
say Plane Truth has answered more questions than anything else I’ve ever studied in
Level 1 Plane Truth Instructor
TPI Level 2 Certified Junior Golf Coach
TPI Level 2 Certified Golf Instructor
TPI Level 1 Certified Golf Fitness Instructor
K-Vest Level 2 Certified Instructor
ITS Biomechanics Trainer
PGA Director of Golf
PGA Coach Mentor
Golfsmith Master Craftsmen
||575-770-6352|| ||Taos Country Club||575-758-7300||54 Golf Course Drive|| ||Ranchos de Taos||NM||87557|
Thanks to Jim Hardy and Chris O’Connell, I am a teaching professional at Taos Country Club in northern New Mexico.
Searching for answers in my own struggling game led me to Plane Truth Golf. What a relief it was to hear Jim talk about there being two sets of fundamentals for the golf swing. I took this information and applied it to my swing. My game elevated quickly and I was able to become part of The PGA of America. A dream realized thanks to knowing the differences between the One-plane and the Two-plane swing.Not all golfers are looking to turn professional, but whatever their goal is, we can get there.
||(516) 747-7358|| ||Wheatley Hills Golf Club|| ||147 E. Williston Ave.|| ||East Williston||NY||11596|
Al is a PGA Member and the Teaching Professional at Wheatley Hills Golf Club in East Williston, NY. The Devereux Emmett design was founded in 1913 and has served as the battleground for 6 Long Island Amateur Championships and 2 Long Island Opens.
Al began his golf career in 2003 working for Michael Breed, host of The Golf Channel’s “The Golf Fix”, at Sunningdale Country Club in Scarsdale, NY. He proceeded to work at several top clubs in the Metropolitan Section, including a teaching position at Westchester Country Club in Rye, NY, the longtime host of the Buick Classic. Al has had the good fortune to study under 4 of the current Top 100 Teachers in America, and his continued pursuit of education led him to become a certified Plane Truth Instructor.
Al considers becoming affiliated with Jim Hardy and his teaching philosophies a great professional honor. Jim’s approach to the golf swing and his ability to produce a correct repetitive impact for his students is second to none. As a Plane Truth instructor, it is Al’s job to understand what makes each one of his student’s swing work, and clearly communicate what is necessary to quickly and simply neutralize their impact.
||314-732-1342|| ||Performance United Fitness|| ||1050 Old Des Peres Rd|| ||St. Louis||MO||63131|
Jeff Pelizzaro, MPT is a licensed physical therapist and a certified instructor with the Plane Truth Golf. Jeff is the owner of Performance United Fitness, in St. Louis, MO and specializes in golf specific fitness training. His work consists of creating an individualized training program for the golfer, from novice to professional, in order to improve their strength, flexibility and endurance. The ultimate objectives of his training are 1.) injury prevention and 2.) ingraining the proper movement patterns and muscle control needed to make the golf swing more pure, powerful and consistent.
Jeff's background is in outpatient orthopedic rehab. He worked in the clinical setting for many years and was the Director of Clinical Care for a large sports therapy practice. His clientele has consisted of professional athletes in several sports including golf, baseball, hockey, football and soccer. For the last several years his primary focus has been learning more about the body’s physical requirements in a golf swing.
||Alex||Bustamante||1|| || || || || ||155 Tiziano|| ||San Borja||Lima-Peru|| |
Como jugador de golf amateur pasé por momentos difíciles por varios años. Algunos días jugaba muy bien y en otros jugaba muy mal, sin poder comprender la razón del cambio. Tenía palos en la bolsa con los que podía golpear muy bien pero habían palos con los que no confiaba golpear nada. En un momento empecé a golpear con cada palo de manera distinta y poco a poco mi juego se fue deteriorando.
Me enteré de Jim Hardy el año 2007 y finalmente pude comprender el sistema The Plane Truth! Jim Hardy y los profesionales de golf del Plane Truth Performance Center, me enseñaron los distintos vuelos de pelota y los impactos en el golf. De una forma sencilla desde los fundamentos hacia arriba, se me enseñó como golpear con todos los palos de mi bolsa usando el mismo swing de golf.
Deseo compartir esta información con jugadores de golf de todos los niveles en toda Sur América para ayudarles a mejorar su juego. De una forma simple de entender te enseñaré a golpear la pelota mas sólidamente y veras que en pocos tiros tu juego mejorará.
Al mismo tiempo tendrás la oportunidad de registrarte en un sistema de análisis personal de tu swing de última generación que podrás llevar contigo en todo momento las 24 horas del día. Es como tener a tu profesor de golf contigo en todo momento!
||Alex||Bustamante||1|| || || || || ||4725 Christenson Street|| ||Brentwood||CA||94513|
As an amateur player I struggled with my golf game for several years. Some days I will be ON and score well and other days I was completely OFF. Not knowing what had changed. I had clubs in my bag that I could hit well almost every time and clubs I couldn't rely upon. I thought I had to swing differently with every club and got very confused and my playing got worst.
I learned of Jim Hardy in 2007 and finally understood The Plane Truth! Jim Hardy and The Plane Truth teaching professionals helped me understand my ball flights and impacts. Through a simple approach from the bottom-up, I was taught how to hit all clubs in my bag with the same swing.
I want to bring this information to other golf players wishing to improve their game. Through a simple approach you'll be making solid contact and hitting the next ball better. At the same time I'll give you the opportunity to sign up for a State of the Art, take home and carry with you 24/7, personal swing analysis. It's like having your own personal coach with you at all times.
||941.961.9329||Director of Instructtion||The Golf Academy at Lakewood Ranch|| || || ||Sarasota||FL|| |
Jon Bullas is Director of Instruction at The Golf Academy at Lakewood Ranch in Sarasota, Florida. Originally from England, Jon is a 'Class A' PGA Professional and full-time Instructor. Over 20 years of experience in the game of golf, Jon has transitioned from Nationally ranked Junior player through NCAA Division I golf into the Pro ranks that led him to Tours all over the world. Years of playing and studying all areas of the game have helped establish Jon as an elite coach in Florida. He has coached players on the PGA Tour and the US Open. Winners on numerous mini tours. Assistant coach to 2009 US Amateur Champion Ben An. Jon has helped junior golfers gain scholarships to top ranked universities such as Auburn, Miami and Ole Miss.
Jon's coaching is based on logic and simplicity. Looking to find the most natural and efficient way to swing the golf club is my priority. Every student has different needs and skill sets that are addressed. Jon is a Golf Performance Coach looking at every aspect of the game; full swing, short game, putting, club technology, fitness, mental, course management and tournament preparation.
Jon has enhanced his coaching through The Plane Truth and follows all the principles set forth by Mr. Hardy.
- PGA Professional Class AA
- Plane Truth Level 1
- TPI Golf Fitness Instructor Level 1
- Mitchell Certified Master Clubmaker and Club Fitter
- Certified Titleist Club Fitter
- Vision 54 – How to Coach & What to Coach
- SNAG Golf Instructor
- Master 2Thumb Putting Instructor
- Titleist Staff Member
||+31 6 54753097|| || || ||Aalsmeerderweg 239H|| ||AALSMEER||Holland||1432 CM||Tim is the co-founder of the Dutch Golf Performance Institute where he is responsible for swing analysis using the 3D Motion Capture system. This gives him the opportunity to work with the elite players of Holland. He is also the Golf Biomechanist for the Jason Floyd International Junior Golf Academy in Sotogrande (Spain) and a lead presenter for the Titleist Performance Institute in Europe. In 2007 Tim was the first non-native English speaker to win the coveted Titleist PGA Assistant of the Year award of the PGA of Great Brittan & Ireland.||http://www.dgpi.nl/index.jsp?ACTION=GOCOMBO&MID=3