Apply to be a GOLF Top 100 Teacher in America!

There’s nothing more important to and GOLF Magazine than improving our readers’ games. The mission is simple: To help you play better golf on the course and to live your best life off it.

Our Top 100 franchises are the backbone of our service journalism. From our Top 100 Courses to our state-of-the-art approach to club testing, we’re constantly striving to bring golf fans the best information about the game in an open, transparent way.

This year we update one of our oldest and most important franchises, GOLF’s Top 100 Teachers in America. This group is the engine for instruction content across GOLF’s print, digital, social and video platforms. The list remains the gold standard for teaching talent, expertise and innovation.

As part of the update process, we release a public application available to every coach in the U.S. Every submission is evaluated by a committee of current Top 100 Teachers and Hall-of-Fame members against a very strict to list of criteria. This year, we’re proud to introduce an added evidence-based layer to the application: Asking teachers to submit any formal research they may have conducted, along with before-and-after or any other content teachers can submit to best illustrate their ability.

We consult with a diverse range of experts along the way — from students to biomechanists and others — to make sure the review process leaves no stone unturned. The end result is a list that we believe highlights the best teachers in the country, brought to a wider audience to help you play you’re best.

If you’re a teacher yourself, or you know one you’d like to apply, scroll down and use the links as directed.

Good luck!

How to Apply…

If you are NOT a current GOLF Top 100 Teacher, Emeritus or Hall-of-Famer, apply here.

If you ARE a current GOLF Top 100 Teacher, Emeritus or Hall-of-Famer, apply here.

For reference, this is the most current GOLF Top 100 Teachers in America list.

Luke Kerr-Dineen Contributor

Luke Kerr-Dineen is the Game Improvement Editor at GOLF Magazine and In his role he oversees the brand’s game improvement content spanning instruction, equipment, health and fitness, across all of GOLF’s multimedia platforms.

An alumni of the International Junior Golf Academy and the University of South Carolina–Beaufort golf team, where he helped them to No. 1 in the national NAIA rankings, Luke moved to New York in 2012 to pursue his Masters degree in Journalism from Columbia University. His work has also appeared in USA Today, Golf Digest, Newsweek and The Daily Beast.