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Joe Thiel



Joe Thiel

With more than 35 years of experience in golf instruction, Joe Thiel is a three-time PGA Teacher of the year and one of the only few golf professionals who has earned the PGA Master Professional designation.  Joe developed and owns the PGA Golf and Learning Center in Olympia, Wash.
www.joethiel.com

Karen Palacios



Karen Palacios

Karen can be seen frequently on The Golf Channel as a guest instructor. She is a certified Golf Psych Instructor with years of experience in professional golf instruction.  Palacios now owns and directs Swing Blade Enterprises in Mooresville, N.C.
www.swingbladegolf.com

Marshall Smith



Marshall Smith

Marshall Smith has been teaching golf for more than half a century.  His former students include Chi Chi Rodriguez, Gary Player, Craig Stadler and current PGA Tour player, Todd Fischer. Marshall is an instructor at Peoria Ridge Golf Club in Miami, Okla.

Mel Sole



Mel Sole

With more than 30 years of experience, Mel Sole has taught golf to students of all skill levels around the world in South Africa, Canada and the USA. Mel’s client roster includes professional athletes, CEOs of Fortune 500 Companies and many more. He now owns and teaches for the Ritson-Sole Golf Schools.
www.ritson-sole.com

Mike Vardeman



Mike Vardeman
Vardeman has been a professional golf instructor for more than 20 years. He’s now the Director of Instruction for the Academy at La Cantera.
www.lacanteragolfclub.com

Pam Wright


Pam Wright

This three-time Solheim Cup member now teaches at We-Ko-Pa Golf Club in Scottsdale, Ariz.
www.pamwrightgolf.com

Paul Hahn



Paul Hahn

A native Californian raised in Paso Robles, attended San Jose State University on a golf scholarship, turned professional in 1977 becoming a PGA professional while working in the public sector. He became part of the team at The Newport Beach CC in 1989 and was named Head Professional in 1995. He's played in numerous Champion Tour events including the 2005 PGA Senior Championship at Laurel Valley, PA. He has produced many good players at the club and in and around the local area.

Rick Sessinghaus


Rick Sessinghaus

Sessinghaus is a PGA member who earned his Doctorate in Applied Sports Psychology and coaches all levels of golfers on how to improve both their swing mechanics and mental skills. He's the author of Golf: The Ultimate Mind Game and is a sought after corporate speaker. Rick teaches at his Burbank, CA studio.
www.ricksessinghaus.com

Slice No More

Say adiĆ³s to the banana ball once and for all!

Slice No MoreTo draw the ball, the first thing you need to have is the right image. Begin by setting your sights on a spot to the right of your target. This is your starting line.

Steve Mitchell



Steve Mitchell

Mitchell is one of the few 50 PGA Professionals who is certified in golf instruction. Besides being a contributing editor to GT, Steve has appeared on the Golf Channel’s Academy Live program and has been the Swing Coach for the College of Charleston. Mitchell has run the golf schools at Kiawah Island Golf Resort for the past 10 years.
www.kiawahresort.com

T.J. Tomasi


T.J. Tomasi

Dr. Tomasi teaches at Nantucket Golf Club in Nantucket, RI and has given over 50,000 golf lessons.
www.golfwithtjtomasi.com

Tim Brown


Tim Brown

Brown runs the Tim Brown Golf Academy and is the head professional at Timberlane C.C. in Gretna. LA. He is the winner of the 2004 and 2007 Golf States Section PGA
Teacher of the Year.
www.timbrowngolfacademy.com

 
 
 
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