GOLF Magazine’s 2021-2022 Top 100 Teachers in America: The full list

Since its inception in 1991, GOLF’s Top 100 Teachers in America franchise has established itself as the industry standard for recognizing excellence in coaching. We hold ourselves to a rigorous process in a quest to highlight the most innovative, committed and accomplished teachers in the country.

We truly believe each new member of the Top 100 will uphold GOLF’s mission to deliver the best instruction to golfers of all abilities. See you on the lesson tee.

Golf Top 100 Teachers
Meet the new GOLF Top 100 Teachers of America
By: Luke Kerr-Dineen

How We Pick Our Top 100s

The biennial process is powered by the Top 100 Teachers Credentials Committee, and is the only national golf instructor search that combines outside academic and PGA peer review.

Candidates are screened against a set of criteria evaluating their teaching experience and accomplishments, student portfolio and peer ratings, along with their overall commitment to the growth of the game, both through volunteerism and their ability to use digital platforms.

In addition to a public application, candidates are nominated by the PGA, LPGA and United States Golf Teachers Federation, among others. The committee reviews 250 applications, on average, before selecting the new members.

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MEET GOLF’S TOP 100 TEACHERS

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Dale Abraham

Bighorn GC, Palm Desert, CA
Top 100 since: 2017
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Eric Alpenfels

Pinehurst Resort, Pinehurst, NC
Top 100 since: 2001
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Cheryl Anderson

Mike Bender Golf Academy, Lake Mary, FL
Top 100 since: 2013
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Todd Anderson

Todd Anderson

Center at TPC Sawgrass, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Top 100 since: 2003
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Jason Baile

Jupiter Hills Club, Jupiter, FL
Top 100 since: 2019
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Michael Bender

Mike Bender Golf Academy, Lake Mary, FL
Top 100 since: 1996
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Mark Blackburn

Greystone G&CC, Hoover, AL
Top 100 since: 2013
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Steve Bosdosh

Academy, P.B. Dye GC, Ijamsville, MD
Top 100 since: 2001
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Michael Breed

CBS Sports and Golf Digest
Top 100 since: 2003
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Jason Carbone

Woodland CC, Carmel, IN
Top 100 since: 2007
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Martin Chuck

Raven GC, Phoenix, AZ
Top 100 since: 2017
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Nick Clearwater

GOLFTEC HQ
Top 100 since: 2021
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Chris Como

Dallas National GC
Top 100 since: 2013
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Tim Cooke

The Sea Pines Resort, Hilton Head Island, SC
Top 100 since: 2017
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Tim Cusick

PGA of America Faculty Member, PGA Frisco
Top 100 since: 2019
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Dana Dahlquist

El Dorado Park GC, Long Beach, CA
Top 100 since: 2019
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Dom DiJulia

DiJulia Golf, Jericho National GC, New Hope, PA
Top 100 since: 2007
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Debbie Doniger

Glenarbor GC, Bedford Hills, NY
Top 100 since: 2017
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John Dunigan

Applebrook GC, Malvern, PA
Top 100 since: 2017
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Krista Dunton

Berkeley Hall Club, Bluffton, SC
Top 100 since: 2011
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Mark Durland

Durland Golf School, Naples Grande GC, Naples, FL
Top 100 since: 2017
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Chuck Evans

Apache Creek GC, Apache Creek, AZ
Top 100 since: 2009
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Wayne Flint

Highland Park GC, Birmingham, AL
Top 100 since: 2021
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Sean Foley

Sean Foley Performance, Timacuan GC, Lake Mary, FL
Top 100 since: 2013
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George Gankas

Westlake Village GC, Westlake Village, CA
Top 100 since: 2019
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Gary Gilchrist

Mission Inn Resort and Club, Howey-in-the- Hills, FL; Bishops Gate GC, Howey-in-the- Hills, FL
Top 100 since: 2013
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Lou Guzzi

Talamore CC, Ambler, PA
Top 100 since: 2011
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Mark Hackett

Old Palm GC, Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Top 100 since: 2009
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Joseph Hallett

Vanderbilt Legends Club, Franklin, TN
Top 100 since: 2011
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Scott Hamilton

Cartersville CC, Cartersville, GA
Top 100 since: 2015
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Bill Harmon

Performance Academy, Toscana CC, Indian Wells, CA
Top 100 since: 1996
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Claude Harmon III

Butch Harmon Floridian, Palm City, FL
Top 100 since: 2015
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Sean Hogan

Leadbetter Golf Academy World HQ, Omni Orlando Resort, ChampionsGate, FL
Top 100 since: 2015
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Michael Hunt

Bayonne GC, Bayonne, NJ (summer); Miami Beach GC, Miami Beach, FL (winter)
Top 100 since: 2017
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Edward (Ed) Ibarguen

Jacobs 3D Golf at Rock Hill CC, Manorville, NY (summer); Duke University GC, Durham, NC (winter)
Top 100 since: 2001
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Michael Jacobs

Jacobs 3D Golf at Rock Hill CC, Manorville, NY
Top 100 since: 2017
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Eric Johnson

The Yellowstone Club, Big Sky, MT
Top 100 since: 2011
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Matt Killen

Troubadour Golf & Field Club, College Grove, TN
Top 100 since: 2019
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Jerry King

Gozzer Ranch Golf & Lake Club, Harrison, ID (summer); Chileno Bay Club, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico (winter)
Top 100 since: 2009
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Kevin Kirk

The Woodlands CC, The Woodlands, TX
Top 100 since: 2013
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Jeff Leishman

The Dye Preserve, Jupiter, FL
Top 100 since: 2017
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Bryan Lebedevitch

PGA West Golf Academy, La Quinta, CA
Top 100 since: 2021
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James Leitz

Tchefuncta CC, Covington, LA
Top 100 since: 2013
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Brian Manzella

English Turn G&CC, New Orleans, LA
Top 100 since: 2011
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Lynn Marriott

Talking Stick GC, Scottsdale, AZ
Top 100 since: 1996
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Chris Mayson

Maderas GC, Poway, CA
Top 100 since: 2021
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Cameron McCormick

Trinity Forest GC, Dallas, TX
Top 100 since: 2021
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Mike McGetrick

Robert Trent Jones GC, Gainesville, VA
Top 100 since: 1996
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Susie Meyers

Ventana Canyon Golf & Racquet Club, Tucson, AZ
Top 100 since: 2017
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Brian Mogg

Waldorf Astoria GC, Orlando, FL
Top 100 since: 2005
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Jamie Mulligan

Virginia CC, Long Beach, CA
Top 100 since: 2015
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Scott Munroe

Nantucket GC, Nantucket, MA (summer); Boca Raton Resort & Club, Boca Raton, FL (winter)
Top 100 since: 2009
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Jim Murphy

Sugar Creek CC, Sugar Land, TX
Top 100 since: 2003
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Bernie Najar

Caves Valley GC, Owings Mills, MD
Top 100 since: 2015
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Pia Nilsson

Talking Stick GC, Scottsdale, AZ
Top 100 since: 2001
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Rob Noel

Money Hill G&CC, Abita Springs, LA
Top 100 since: 2015
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Chris O’Connell

Friar’s Head, Riverhead, NY (summer); The Courses at Watters Creek, Plano, TX (winter)
Top 100 since: 2013
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David Orr

Pine Needles Lodge & GC, Southern Pines, NC
Top 100 since: 2019
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Andrew Park

Orange County National Golf Center & Lodge, Winter Park, FL
Top 100 since: 2019
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Justin Parsons

Sea Island GC, St. Simons Island, GA
Top 100 since: 2021
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Mike Perpich

RiverPines Golf, Johns Creek, GA
Top 100 since: 2001
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Gale Peterson

Sea Island GC, St. Simons Island, GA
Top 100 since: 1996
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E.J. Pfister

Oak Tree National, Edmond, OK; Oklahoma City G&CC, Nichols Hills, OK
Top 100 since: 2009
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Dave Phillips

Titleist Performance Institute, Oceanside, CA
Top 100 since: 2001
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Joe Plecker

The Landings Club, Savannah, GA
Top 100 since: 2017
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Andy Plummer

JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa, Aventura, FL
Top 100 since: 2013
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Carol Preisinger

Kiawah Island Club, Johns Island, SC
Top 100 since: 2005
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Andrew Rice

The Club at Savannah Harbor, Savannah, GA
Top 100 since: 2019
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Brady Riggs

Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, Kailua-Kona, HI
Top 100 since: 2007
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Trillium Rose

Woodmont CC, Rockville, MD
Top 100 since: 2021
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Terry Rowles

Mountain Ridge CC, West Caldwell, NJ
Top 100 since: 2019
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Tony Ruggiero

Dewsweepers Downtown, Mobile, Ala.; Montgomery Country Club, Montgomery Ala.
Top 100 since: 2017
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Don Sargent Jr.

Scioto CC, Columbus, OH
Top 100 since: 2013
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Adam Schriber

LochenHeath GC, Williamsburg, MI
Top 100 since: 2009
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Michael Shannon

TPC Sawgrass, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Top 100 since: 2011
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Ted Sheftic

Bridges GC, Abbottstown, PA (summer); Indian River Club, Vero Beach, FL (winter)
Top 100 since: 2003
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James Sieckmann

Shadow Ridge CC, Omaha, NE
Top 100 since: 2013
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Jeff Smith

TPC Summerlin, Las Vegas, NV
Top 100 since: 2019
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Jeff Smith

Sagamore Club, Noblesville, IN; Timbergate GC, Edinburgh, IN
Top 100 since: 2021
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Todd Sones

White Deer Run GC, Vernon Hills, IL
Top 100 since: 1996
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Mitchell Spearman

Mitchell Spearman Golf Academy (various locations)
Top 100 since: 1996
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Brech Spradley

Omni Barton Creek Resort and Club, Austin, TX
Top 100 since: 2021
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Kevin Sprecher

Sleepy Hollow CC, Briarcliff Manor, NY
Top 100 since: 2017
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Drew Steckel

Southern Highlands GC, Las Vegas, NV
Top 100 since: 2021
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Kellie Stenzel

Palm Beach CC, Palm Beach, FL; Boca Raton Resort & Club, Boca Raton, FL
Top 100 since: 2009
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Boyd Summerhays

McDowell Mountain GC, Scottsdale, AZ
Top 100 since: 2019
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Jon Tattersall

Tattersall Golf, Atlanta, GA
Top 100 since: 2007
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Kate Tempesta

Birdie Basics, New Caanan, CT
Top 100 since: 2021
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Allen Terrell

Dustin Johnson Golf School, Murrells Inlet, SC
Top 100 since: 2021
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John Tillery

Golf Club at Cuscowilla, Eatonton, GA
Top 100 since: 2019
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E.A. Tischler

Olympia Fields CC, Olympia Fields, IL
Top 100 since: 2015
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Tina Tombs

The Arizona Biltmore GC, Phoenix, AZ
Top 100 since: 2019
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VJ Trolio

Old Waverly GC, West Point, MS
Top 100 since: 2015
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Jeff Warne

The Bridge GC, Bridgehampton, NY
Top 100 since: 2019
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Shaun Webb

Athletic Motion Golf, Cartersville, GA
Top 100 since: 2021
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Kevin Weeks

Cog Hill G&CC, Lemont, IL
Top 100 since: 2013
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Gary Weir

Westchester CC, Rye, NY
Top 100 since: 2017
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Suzy Whaley

Country Club at Mirasol, Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Top 100 since: 2019
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Jonathan Yarwood

IJGA, Hilton Head Island, SC
Top 100 since: 2019
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Josh Zander

Stanford University GC, Stanford, CA
Top 100 since: 2013
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MEET GOLF’S TOP 100 LIFETIME MEMBERS

New to 2021, GOLF Magazine is creating a new designation to honor GOLF Top 100 Teachers who have remained on the Top 100 list for 20 consecutive years or more.

John Elliott, Jr.
Ocala, Fla.

Bryan Gathright
Boerne, Texas

David Glenz
Long Valley, N.J.

Rick Grayson
Springfield, Mo.

Fred Griffin
Orlando, Fla.

Ron Gring
Prescott, Ariz.

Martin Hall
West Palm Beach, Fla.

Craig Harmon
Delray Beach, Fla.

Peter Kostis
Scottsdale, Ariz.

Mike Labauve
Scottsdale, Ariz.

Keith Lyford
Rocklin, Calif.

Mike Malaska
Superstition Mountain, Ariz.

Tim Mahoney
Scottsdale, Ariz.

Rick McCord
Kissimmee, Fla.

Bill Moretti
Austin, Texas

Dana Rader
Charlotte, N.C.

Craig Shankland
Daytona Beach, Fla.

Laird Small
Pebble Beach, Calif.

Randy Smith
Dallas, Texas

Rick Smith
Miami, Fla.

T.J. Tomasi
Port St. Lucie, Fla.

MEET GOLF’S HALL OF FAME TEACHERS

Mike Adams
Bedminster Township, N.J.

Chuck Cook
Austin, Texas

Hank Haney
McKinney, Texas

Jim Hardy
Houston, Texas

Butch Harmon
Henderson, Nev.

Michael Hebron
Smithtown, N.Y.

David Leadbetter
Orlando, Fla.

Jack Lumpkin
St. Simons Island, Ga.

Jim McLean
Miami, Fla.

Eddie Merrins
Los Angeles, Calif.

Dave Pelz
Austin, Texas

Dr. Jim Suttie
Naples, Fla.

Bob Toski
Coconut Creek, Fla.

Gary Wiren
West Palm Beach, Fla.

Luke Kerr-Dineen

Golf.com Contributor

Luke Kerr-Dineen is the Game Improvement Editor at GOLF Magazine and GOLF.com. In his role he oversees all the brand’s service journalism 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 and in 2017 was named News Media Alliance’s “Rising Star.” His work has also appeared in USA Today, Golf Digest, Newsweek and The Daily Beast.