Dr. Jim Suttie is one of golf's most respected and accomplished teaching professionals and has a long history of working with some of the sport's best players.
Doc, as he's known by his students, is ranked as one of the Top 20 teachers in America by Golf Digest. He's also among GOLF magazine's Top 100 Teachers and was named as the PGA of America's National Teacher of the Year in 2000.
With a doctorate in Biomechanics Doc pioneered the teaching of biomechanical principles into the golf swing. This method optimizes the relationship between each individual's natural build and the golf swing that is the most easily adaptable to it.
"No matter how technically proficient our swing, we all have a tendency to hit the golf ball a certain way," says Doc. "At our training centers, we concentrate on working with each student's natural swing pattern, not against it."
For more on Dr. Jim Suttie, visit his website at www.jimsuttie.com
Shane LeBaron is among the best young minds in golf instruction. He has worked with or studied under many of the countries elite teachers. Shane turned professional in 1998 following in the foot steps of his father, a 25 year member of the PGA. A Jim Hardy “Plane Truth” certified instructor, Shane is also a Top 50 US Kids instructor and member of AMF Instructors Division. He is the Director of Instruction for Shane LeBaron Golf and is the Director of Golf for the nationally ranked University of South Carolina Beaufort men’s and women’s golf teams.
Voted by Golf Digest as a “Top 20″ Instructor in Texas, CJ is Director of Performax Golf Academy at Craig Ranch in McKinney, TX. After cutting his teeth as a coach at the Leadbetter Junior Academy in Bradenton, Florida, CJ is one of the rising stars in the U.S. golf instruction community. He has served as an instructor with the Northern Golf Federation in Mexico, was a coach for the Uruguayan Golf Federation and has worked with several world-class junior golfers.
CJ also served as a Master Instructor for Jim McLean and was director of The Junior Academy at WaterChase in Fort Worth, Texas. CJ works with several PGA TOUR players, LPGA players and the number one ranked female in college golf.
Carlos is one of the top young teaching professionals in U.S. In 2010 , he was named by Golf Digest as one of the "top 40 Best Young Teachers under 40 in America", and this year (2012) Golf Digest awarded him again with the same honor.The African American Golfers Digest named him " Teacher of the year", and in 2011 the Avid Golfer Magazine named him one of the "Top 29 Teachers in the Dallas -Fort Worth area". One of his greatest assets is the ability to see every part of the golf swing. He has worked and studied with some of Texas's best teaching professionals and teaches golf pros, mini tour players , top Junior, College and Amateur golfers in North Texas. Carlos is certified to teach amputees and other disabled persons. He is also a certified instructor in Mental Training by Mental Training Inc. Carlos has attended the Jim Hardy Golf Seminar, one of the 5 elite teaching staff members for Adams Golf , and is an Instructional Editor for Golf Infuzion Mag., Tempo In Motion, Adams Golf blog ,the African American Golf Digest,and just did an article for Golf Digest in the 2012 June issue.
His philosophy is to teach each student the proper mechanics of the golf swing based on their unique bio mechanics. This philosophy enables his students to troubleshoot their swing and make corrections while practicing on their own or playing a round of golf.
Melissa is a well-experienced Member of the LPGA Teaching Division. Melissa first began teaching in the John Jacobs’ Golf Schools in Florida, Arizona and Wisconsin. After teaching in Golf Schools, Melissa became an Authorized “Golfing Machine Instructor”. “The Golfing Machine” is a Classic Instructional Manual written by the late Homer Kelly, in which Mr. Kelly details the “Scientific Principles” of the Golf Swing.
Melissa’s passion for the game is not only evident in her dynamic and practical teaching approach but also in her playing the game of golf.