Rinker Named Director of Instruction at Ritz-Carlton Golf Club
Larry Rinker has been appointed Director of Instruction at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club in Orlando. Ritz-Carlton Golf Club is home to an 18-hole Greg Norman-designed championship golf course and is the annual host of the PNC Father/Son Challenge. Short Game Specialist Larry Rinker, is a 34-year veteran member of the PGA Tour and in this role will lead all resort guest and membership golf instruction, including group clinics, player development programs, multi-day golf schools, and special instructional programming all with V1 video analysis.
"We are delighted to welcome Larry Rinker to The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Orlando, Grande Lakes," said Nathan Stith, Director of Golf. "His knowledge and talent combined with his exceptional experience will grow our program and further position The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Orlando, Grande Lakes as one of the country's leading golf destinations."
A native of Stuart, Florida and a 30-year member of the PGA of America, Rinker is one of the most sought-after short-game coaches in the country. A Master Certified Trackman Golf Instructor, Rinker has written three instructional ebooks and is the host of a golf instruction show on SiriusXM PGA Tour Radio.
Rinker first competed in major Florida state junior golf tournaments at the age of 12, and his competitive accomplishments include: Finishing in the Top 125 on the PGA Tour Money List 12 times with 525 PGA Tour starts, 7 U.S. Open appearances, 3 British Open appearances, 3 PGA Championships appearances, and 2 Masters appearances.
Rinker holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Florida. In addition to his role at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Orlando, Grande Lakes, Rinker is the Director of Instruction at the Red Sky Golf Academy in Wolcott, Colorado near Vail each summer.