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

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David Armitage

La Gorce Country Club
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John Bierkan

Aronimink Golf Club
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Jason Birnbaum

Manhattan Woods Golf Academy
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Devan Bonebrake

Rolling Hills Country Club
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Jonathan Buchanan

City Golf Club
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Mike Bury

Mike Bury Golf Academy
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Patrick Coyner

Baltimore Country Club
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Allison Curdt

Wood Ranch Golf Club
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Mike Dickson

MCG Acadmey at Little Bennett
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John Graham

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James Hong

Harbor Links Golf Course
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Colby Huffman

Golf Channel Academy at Wood Wind GC
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Bradley Hughes

Holly Tree Country Club
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Mark Immelman

Columbus State University, CBS Sports, PGA TOUR Entertainment
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Kelvin Kelley

Burlingame Golf Center; Peacock Gap Golf Course
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Jackson Koert

Frederica Golf Club
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Erika Larkin

Creighton Farms
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Corey Lundberg

Trinity Forest Golf Club
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Paxton O’Connor

Desert Mountain Club
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Jeff Pierce

The Club at Olde Stone
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John Scott Rattan

Congressional Country Club⁣
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Rick Sessinghaus

Scholl Canyon Golf Course
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Mark Sheftic

Lookaway Golf Club
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Rick Silva

Movement 3 Golf
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Adam Smith

The Country Club of Virginia
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Sarah Stone

Chevy Chase Club
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Derek Swoboda

Ocean Reef Club
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Kevin Tanner

GOLFTEC North Bethesda
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Lucas Wald

Arkansas Golf Center
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TJ Yeaton

Atlantic Beach Country Club
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Brian Zeigler

Dallas National Golf Club
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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.