Rising Stars: Meet GOLF Magazine’s 2021-2022 Teachers to Watch

Every two years, GOLF Magazine convenes an independent committee of teachers to evaluate teachers’ bodies of work and decide whether it warrants inclusion on our GOLF Top 100 Teachers list. It’s a highly-competitive process which entails months of our selection committee reviewing applications against a rigorous set of criteria.

First introduced in 2019 and expanded in 2021, our GOLF Magazine “Teachers to Watch” designation aims highlight rising stars in the golf instruction industry. Keep your eyes peeled on this group of teachers: They’re the innovative teachers of tomorrow helping shape the way we all learn, think, and play.

RELATED: Meet the 2021 class of GOLF Top 100 teachers

MEET GOLF’S 2021-2022 Teachers to Watch

David Armitage

La Gorce Country Club

John Bierkan

Aronimink Golf Club

Jason Birnbaum

Manhattan Woods Golf Academy

Devan Bonebrake

Rolling Hills Country Club

Jonathan Buchanan

City Golf Club

Mike Bury

Mike Bury Golf Academy

Patrick Coyner

Baltimore Country Club
Alison Curdt instruction

Allison Curdt

Wood Ranch Golf Club

Mike Dickson

MCG Acadmey at Little Bennett

John Graham

James Hong

Harbor Links Golf Course

Colby Huffman

Golf Channel Academy at Wood Wind GC

Bradley Hughes

Holly Tree Country Club

Mark Immelman

Columbus State University, CBS Sports, PGA TOUR Entertainment

Kelvin Kelley

Burlingame Golf Center; Peacock Gap Golf Course

Jackson Koert

Frederica Golf Club

Erika Larkin

Creighton Farms

Corey Lundberg

Trinity Forest Golf Club

Paxton O’Connor

Desert Mountain Club

Jeff Pierce

The Club at Olde Stone

John Scott Rattan

Congressional Country Club⁣

Rick Sessinghaus

Scholl Canyon Golf Course

Mark Sheftic

Lookaway Golf Club
rick silva demonstrates

Rick Silva

Movement 3 Golf

Adam Smith

The Country Club of Virginia

Sarah Stone

Chevy Chase Club

Derek Swoboda

Ocean Reef Club

Kevin Tanner

GOLFTEC North Bethesda

Lucas Wald

Arkansas Golf Center

TJ Yeaton

Atlantic Beach Country Club

Brian Zeigler

Dallas National Golf Club

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Luke Kerr-Dineen

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Luke Kerr-Dineen is the Game Improvement Editor at GOLF Magazine and GOLF.com. 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.