Golf Channel Academy Instructors in Orlando

GolfOrlandoFlorida Editor  

Two golf instructors in Orlando have been named among the inaugural coaches in the newly formed Golf Channel Academy. Kenny Nairn of Celebration Golf Club and Fred Griffin of the Grand Cypess Academy of Golf at the Grand Cypress Golf Club have been named as two of thirty of golf's most distinguished PGA of America and LPGA teaching professionals making up the newly formed Golf Channel Academy. Backed by Golf Channel, the game's leading global multimedia and entertainment source, Golf Channel Academy will open its charter locations in Spring 2015.

Golf Channel Academy is the first network devoted to efficiently expanding the business of golf instruction through a unique marketing partnership with selected coaches and their facilities, and availing itself of a variety of Golf Channel promotional and customized marketing tools. Golf Channel's support represents a notable shift in how teaching, coaching, and player development are presented, promoted, and delivered.


Golf Channel Academy's current team of 30 lead coaches features some of the best and brightest teachers in the game today. And that's not by accident, as years of research by Golf Channel Academy's executive team have gone into identifying the inaugural group.

The first 30 Golf Channel Academy coaches represent 18 states and one province, 12 Golf Magazine Top 100 Teachers, 7 book authors, 15 coaches on Golf Digest's list of "Best Teachers in State" for 2013-14, and the current LPGA Teaching and Club Professionals National president:

• Jason Birnbaum New Jersey Golf Academy, Roseland, NJ
• Kelley Brooke Randall's Island Golf & Sports Center, New York, NY
• Henry Brunton Henry Brunton Golf Academy, Maple, Ontario, Canada
• Mike Davis Royal Links Golf Club, Las Vegas, NV
• Dom DiJulia DiJulia Golf, Jericho National G.C., New Hope, PA
• Chuck Evans Chuck Evans Golf, Tiffany Greens G.C., Kansas City, MO
• Jeff Fisher Fisher Bryan Golf Academy, Longbow G.C., Mesa, AZ
• Fred Griffin Grand Cypress Academy of Golf, Orlando, FL
• Martin Hall Martin Hall Golf, Ibis G. & C.C., West Palm Beach, FL
• Virgil Herring High Performance Golf Academy, Westhaven G.C., Franklin, TN
• Dave Kendall Kendall Academy of Golf/Miles of Golf, Ypsilanti, MI
• Charlie King Reynolds Golf Academy, Reynolds Plantation, Greensboro, GA
• Rick Krebs Waverly Woods G.C., Marriottsville, MD
• Ralph Landrum World of Golf, Florence, KY
• Rod Lidenberg Halla Greens Executive GC, Chanhassen, MN
• Anders Mattson Saratoga National G.C., Saratoga Springs, NY
• Kenny Nairn Celebration Golf Academy, Celebration G.C., Celebration, FL
• Rob Noel Rob Noel Golf Academy, Money Hill G&CC, Abita Springs, LA
• Chris O'Connell The Plane Truth, The Courses at Watters Creek, Plano, TX
• Don Parsons Don Parsons Golf, Twin Lakes GC, Santa Barbara, CA
• Chad Phillips Blue Giraffe Golf Institute, Alpharetta, GA
• Mark Polich Mark Polich Golf, Tucson, AZ
• Kip Puterbaugh Aviara Golf Academy, Carlsbad, CA
• Dana Rader Dana Rader Golf, Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge, Charlotte, NC
• Craig Renshaw Legacy Golf Performance Center, Phoenix, AZ
• Jeff Ritter MTT Performance, Poppy Hills GC, Pebble Beach, CA
• Jon Sinclair Sinclair's Golf Training Center, Euless, TX
• Kellie Stenzel Kellie Stenzel Golf, Palm Beach Par 3, Palm Beach, FL
• Larry Ward High Performance Golf Academy, Lexington, KY
• Trent Wearner Trent Wearner Golf Academy, Meridian G.C., Englewood, CO

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