Thursday, April 30, 2009

Top-10 Golf Instructors and Where to Find Them

Hundreds of dollars per hour may not be in your budget for golf instruction (it's not in mine, never will be, even if Hank Haney's the teacher), but most top-instructors have their own, or they're at least associated with, academies you can visit. You can learn from other pros at the academies and many even have nice packaged deals. It may not be a cheap vacation, but you'll get some top instruction.

With the assistance of, I've put together the top-10 instructors and where you can find them.

1. Butch Harmon - Butch Harmon School of Golf, Rio Secco G.C., Henderson, NV, 702-777-2444

2, David leadbetter - David Leadbetter Golf Academy at ChampionsGate, Orlando, FL -, 407-787-3330

3. Hank Haney - Hank Haney Golf, Lewisville, TX -, 800-642-5528

4. Jim Mclean - Jim McLean Golf School at Doral Golf Resort & Spa, Miami, FL -, 305-591-6409

5. Jim Flick - TaylorMade Learning Center, Carlsbad, CA -, 888-546-3542

6. Chuck Cook - Chuck Cook Golf Academy at Barton Creek Resort & Spa, Austin, TX -, 800-336-6158

7. Jim Hardy - Jim Hardy Golf, Houston, TX -, 281-807-4176

8. Rick Smith - Rick Smith Golf Academy at Treetops Resort, Gaylord, MI -,

9. Stan Utley - Kostis McCord Learning Center at Grayhawk, Scottsdale, AZ -, 888-988-8539

10. Mike Bender - Mike Bender Golf Academy, Lake Mary, FL - 407-321-0444

Source:, "America's Fifty Greatest Teachers."

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