Golf Range Magazine Names Annual Top 50 Golf Instructors in America


Golf Range Magazine, the trade magazine focused on "Golf Ranges" and "Short Courses," has announced its annual listing of the Top 50 Golf Instructors in America. The Connecticut-based magazine is the official publication of the Golf Range Association of America (GRAA).

As part of the magazine's commitment to promote the teaching and training of golf as a central mission at golf ranges and short courses, Golf Range Magazine highlights those PGA and LPGA teaching professionals who contribute at the highest level. Steve di Costanzo, the magazine’s president and founder, notes, "We focus on instructors culled exclusively from the golf industry niche of ‘Golf Ranges’ (learning centers, domes and indoor facilities) and ‘Short Courses’ (nine-hole, par-3 and executive facilities). Criteria included feedback from PGA sections, previous local, state and national teaching awards; feedback from the magazine's writers around the U.S. and Canada, as well as input from the nomination process itself.”

Editor in Chief Mark Silverman added, "Our Top 50 Golf Instructors in America not only highlights but also gives a national exposure to some very talented teachers who are helping to grow the game and make the game of golf more enjoyable and accessible."

For more information, see the July/August issue of Golf Range Magazine or visit www.golfrange.org. For more information, call Golf Range Magazine at 203/544-9504 or email steve@golfrange.org.

Golf Range Magazine’s Top 50 Golf Instructor's in America

Name of Instructor, Facility, Location

LIZA ABOOD, OLNEY GOLF PARK, OLNEY, MARYLAND
DANA BELLENGER, LEONARD GOLF LINKS, FORT WORTH, TEXAS
NANCY BENDER, CREEKSIDE GOLF COURSE & LEARNING CENTER, VALPARAISO, INDIANA
KELLEY BROOKE, BROOKLYN GOLF CENTER, BROOKLYN, NEW YORK
KENT CAYCE, LAUREL GOLF CENTER, LAUREL, MARYLAND
WALT CHAPMAN, FAIRWAYS & GREENS GOLF CENTER, KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE
JIM CICHRA, ISLAND SPORTS CENTER GOLF DOME, PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA
GARY DANBACK, THE GOLF ZONE FLANDERS, NEW JERSEY
RICK DEPAMPHILIS, SUN'N AIR GOLF RANGE, DANVERS, MASSACHUSETTS
LAUREL DIEKEN, ABLES GOLF ON AVERY, COLUMBUS, OHIO
CHRIS DOOS, RIVER PARK GOLF CENTER, FRESNO, CALIFORNIA
DANNY ELKINS, GEORGIA GOLF LEARNING CENTER, ROSWELL, GEORGIA
JANE FROST, HOLLY RIDGE GOLF CLUB, SOUTH SANDWICH, MASSACHUSETTS
BARRY GOLDSTEIN, POLAR SHOT GOLF, JOHNSON CITY, NEW YORK
RICK GRAYSON, CONNIE MORRIS LEARNING CENTER, SPRINGFIELD, MISSOURI
LOU GUZZI, LOWER STATE ROAD GOLF RANGE, NORTH WALES, PENNSYLVANNIA
KEVIN HAIME, KEVIN HAIME GOLF CENTER, KANATA, ONTARIO, CANADA
HANK HANEY HANK HANEY GOLF RANCH MCKINNEY, TEXAS
SHERI HAYES, CARLSBAD GOLF CENTER, CARLSBAD, CALIFORNIA
DEREK INGRAM, GOLF CENTRAL, WINNIPEG, MANITOBA, CANADA
DAVE KENDALL, MILES OF GOLF, YPSILANTI, MICHIGAN
LORRAINE KLIPPEL, BUMBLE BEE HOLLOW, MECHANICSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA
FRANK LABER, BLACK HORSE GOLF & LEARNING CENTER, WHITE HALL, MARYLAND
RICH LANIGAN, GOLF CENTER OF CONNECTICUT, SHELTON, CONNECTICUT
STEPHEN LOTZ, TOWER TEE GOLF, ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI
DES MAHONEY, CENTENNIAL GOLF PRACTICE FACILITY, OAK RIDGE, TENNESSEE
MARK MANESS, GOLDEN BEAR GOLF CENTER, CARROLTON, TEXAS
RICK MARTINO, PGA GOLF LEARNING CENTER, PORT ST. LUCIE, FLORIDA
BEVERLY MILLER, GOLF HEADQUARTERS, O'FALLON, MISSOURI
PAUL MINER, STONY HILL GOLF CENTER, BETHEL, CONNECTICUT
JIM MURPHY, THE TRAINING STATION, SUGAR LAND, TEXAS
MARTY O'REAR, HILLTOP GOLF CLUB, ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA
ROY PACE, ALPINE TARGET GOLF CENTER, LONGVIEW, TEXAS
COLEMAN PLECKER COLEMAN, PLECKER'S WORLD OF GOLF, JOPPA, MARYLAND
JOHN RICHMAN, PLAYERS GOLF & LEARNING CENTER, LEAWOOD, KANSAS
BOB SALERA, COOL SPRINGS GOLF CENTER, PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA
TOMMY SMITH, SOUTHERN SPORTS, LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY
MICK SOLI, LINKS AT MARINER POINT, FOSTER CITY, CALIFORNIA
JOEL SUGGS, MEADOW LINKS & GOLF ACADEMY, CINCINNATI, OHIO
TOM SUTTER, THE GOLF CLUB AT CHELSEA PIERS, NEW YORK, NEW YORK
JOE THIEL, PGA GOLF CENTER, OLYMPIA, WASHINGTON
BOB TOSKI, TOSKI-BATTERSBY GOLF LEARNING CENTER, COCONUT CREEK, FLORIDA
CHRIS TREMBLAY, SKYDOME GOLF CENTER, PITTSFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS
PAIGE VELIZ-GILBERT, EAST POTOMAC COURSE & RANGE, WASHINGTON D.C. and BROAD RUN GOLF, BRISTOW, VIRGINIA
DOUG VILVEN, GOLF IN THE ROUND, SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH
MIKE WAROBICK, U.S. 1 GOLF CENTER, ROCKLEDGE, FLORIDA
JOEL WEITZ, VITENSE GOLFLAND, MADISON, WISCONSIN
TIM X. WILKINS, GOLF RANCH TRI-COUNTY, SPRINGDALE, OHIO
CHUCK WILL, DULLES GOLF CENTER, DULLES, VIRGINIA
LEO ZAMPEDRO, TROY HILL GOLF CENTER, BURTON, OHIO


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